The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) recently named Utah’s Park City area the world’s first Gold Level Ride Center. Park City was recognized for the number of miles of trails, quality of the trails, bike parks and trailhead facilities.
What does this mean to you? You can choose from 400 miles of well-maintained trails and it’s easy to find the perfect trail to ride for your ability level.
Biking Trails in Park City
Here’s an overview of Park City’s mountain biking trails to get you started.
Families and cruisers can bike on miles of multi-use wide gravel paths such as the Historic Rail Trail. The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail is a 28-mile trail for non-motorized use.
The 30 miles of trails at Round Valley are perfect for beginner and intermediate bikers. You’ll find soft-surface double track and single track trails with great views of the nearby mountains.
The Lost Prospector Trail is an intermediate level trail with great views of historic Park City, the mountains and valleys. It’s easily accessible from Historic Main Street and the Rail Trail. Riders can extend their ride and connect into other trails geared for any biking ability.
The Mid-Mountain Trail is a very popular trail for intermediate and advanced riders. The trail connects Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and all the way to the Canyons Base of Park City Mountain.
A popular starting point is at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Lodge. Bikers can follow the trail into Park City Mountain Resort. Intermediate riders may want to bike down to the base of the mountain after this stunning ride. More advanced riders can continue the Mid-Mountain Trail into the Canyons Resort.
A popular and highly scenic ride for advanced riders is the Wasatch Crest Trail. You’ll ride on the ridgeline for panoramic views of the Wasatch Range.
To find more great trails in Park City geared for every ability level, pick up the Mountain Trails Foundation trail map. You’ll find the map at most outfitters and recreation shops in the Park City area. This map is a must have!
Mountain Biking at the Resorts
Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Base of Park City Mountain Resort offer lift-served mountain biking. Riding up the chairlift gives you access to the higher elevations where you’ll find lush forests, wild flowers and mountain trails with stunning views. Or ride up the chairlift, and, at the top, start your adrenaline packed, technical ride down the mountain.
Canyons Base Mountain Biking
Ride up the gondola to 8,000 feet to reach more than 20 miles of single track trails. You can also reach the Mid-Mountain trail or Wasatch Crest trail from here. The Canyons features a bike park which includes a skills park and three different skill-level trails with a variety of dirt and wood features for riders of all abilities.
Deer Valley Resort Mountain Biking
Park City Mountain Resort Mountain Biking
Park City Mountain Resort offers scenic lift rides from town or the resort base taking you up the mountain for stunning views and amazing mountain biking. Park City’s abundant selection of mountain biking trails are great for all skill levels.
Park City Mountain Bike Links
Mountain Trails Foundation
Your nonmotorized trail advocate dedicated to promoting & maintaining Park City Utah’s trails. Visit the website for trail information and trail events.
UtahMountainBiking.com is a great site to learn about trail rides.
Jans Mountain Outfitters and White Pine Touring offer mountain biking classes and tours plus bike rentals.
Park City, Utah
Park City, in Utah, is a destination summer and winter town. Well known as a ski town with the best ski resorts in America: Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, Park City is also tops for summer adventures in mountain biking, hiking and resort activities.