Park City Mountain Biking

Park City is not just a world famous ski town; it’s also known for being a leader in another sport: mountain biking. From May to late October, Park City is the hub to over 400 miles of public biking trails. Adding to the fun is the fact that many of the trails are accessible from the tops of the lifts at Deer Valley, Park City Mountain, and Canyons resorts. This means bikers can save themselves the uphill push and get more exhilarating down time after they’re dropped off at the top.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has named Park City the highest ranked mountain biking destination in the entire world. They also featured Park City as the first Gold Ride Center®.

“We’re awarding our highest designation to this amazing mountain bike destination. No location better exemplifies the Ride Center ideal of offering great options for any level of rider and any style of riding.” – Ryan Schultz, IMBA regional director

One of the things that makes Park City mountain biking so great is that there are so many accessible trails to choose from for any skill level. Below we’ve featured just a few of our favorites.

Easy Trails
A great trail for family or beginner groups is the rail trail. This trail begins right in Park City and continues northeast into the surrounding countryside on a 10 ft. wide gravel path. It’s mostly flat or slightly downhill the entire 13 mile length, making it manageable for kids or new bike riders. It flanks a wetland preserve and ends in the neighboring city of Wanship. The trail continues from there an additional 17 miles, passing the Weber River and Echo Reservoir, making it a little more challenging for more experienced riders.

Moderate Trails
Deer Valley is an upscale area near Park City that features some of Utah’s most beautiful homes nestled into the natural landscape of the mountains. The Tour de Homes is a moderately difficult bike trail that winds for 2.5 miles through this upscale area on a mix of dirt road and single track. It follows the ski runs of the resort and gives some spectacular views.

Difficult Trails
The Mid-Mountain Trail is a 22 mile long single track that stretches from Park City to the Canyons Resort. It jogs along the mountainside at an elevation of about 8,000 ft, with rocky sections and quick ups and downs along the way. The trail can be taken all at once or broken down into shorter sections. It is a very versatile trail, merging with and offering access to several of the area’s other trails, including Spiro trail, Olympic trail, and the Canyons.

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