Mountain Biking in Park City: Where to go
Park City, Utah is becoming a haven for mountain biking enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Mountain bikers know this to be one of the most appealing regions anywhere for numerous trails at all ability levels. So much so, that in 2011 Park City was named first-ever Gold Ride Center® in the world by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). What does this mean? Park City offers over 350 miles of diverse and recreational terrain for all levels of bikers from beginner to expert.
“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 Schutz, IMBA Regional Director
To learn more about our Gold Ride Center Award, click here.
There are mountain biking trails at all three resorts in Park City, and they’re interconnected by the mid-mountain trail. This means you don’t need to limit yourself to one resort if you’re only going to be biking for a day. Don’t have your own bike? Not to worry. You can rent a bike for a half-day, full-day or weekly rental from Jans (800-745-1020) or White Pine Touring (888-649-8710).
Not familiar with the Park City area? Book our mountain bike package and get a 3-hour guided bike tour, along with two lift ticket vouchers so that you can have fun with lift-accessed mountain biking the next day at one of our three world-class resorts. Our guests also get special pricing on bike rentals through Jans and White Pine Touring.
Mountain Trails Foundation is a non-profit that helps maintain the extensive trail system in and around Park City. They promote non-motorized, recreational trail use and hold events throughout the year. In addition to summer trail maps that Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Resort provide, Mountain Trails also has downloadable maps on their website, or you can pick up a map for $5 at a variety of locations around Park City.
Park City Mountain Resort
After the snow has melted and summer graces the mountains, the lifts at Park City open again for people to enjoy quick access to the many hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Park City Mountain Resort boasts over thirty miles of bike trails. Some people like the full workout of riding to the top and riding back down, while others prefer to take the lifts and begin their ride from high elevation. If you prefer to ride the lift up, you can take the Town Lift right from Main St. or the PayDay Lift from the base area at the resort, and be cruising down a steep mountain trail in no time!
Trail maps are available at the Park City Mountain Resort’s ticket office. Be sure to pick one up so you don’t miss any of the fantastic trails the mountain has to offer.
For more information on lift tickets and hours of operation at PCMR, click here.
Canyons offers many single track trails ranging from easy to most difficult. Ride the gondola up to 8,000 feet and ride some of Park City’s most popular trails, Mid-Mountain Trail and Wasatch Crest Trail.
Canyons Bike Park
New in August, 2011, Canyons Resort introduced an all-new bike park located mid-mountain. The park includes a Skills Park and three different skill-level trails with a variety of features and is serviced by the High Meadow lift. Information and lift tickets are available at Canyon Mountain Sports in the Resort Village.
For more information on lift tickets and hours of operation at Canyons, click here.
Deer Valley Resort
During the summer, lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides are offered from the Silver Lake Express chairlift at our base facility, Snow Park Lodge, the Sterling Express chairlift at mid-mountain, and the Ruby Express chairlift at Empire Canyon. For your convenience, we recommend starting your day from Snow Park, which offers ample parking. In addition, bike rentals and lessons are available from all locations. You can find a Deer Valley summer trail map here.
For more information on lift tickets and hours of operation at Deer Valley, click here.
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