Locals Guide: Park City Mountain Biking

While many adventurers flock to Park City in search of winter powder, summer thrill-seekers can find their fix on two wheels. Recently Park City mountain biking has received notable marks from IMBA, Singletracks.com, and DirtRag Magazine for its impeccable trail quality. Most notably Park City was named the world’s first Gold-Level Certified Ride Center by IMBA. But why should this matter to you? The award reflects more than just the 400+ miles of trail, it represents quality lodging, restaurants, and post ride entertainment.

From cross country style single track to downhill bike parks the riding doesn’t get any better than Park City. From novice to pro everyone will have fun riding Park City. Here are a few of our favorite trails.

 

Park City Mountain Resort

Lift Service: Yes

Opening Date: May 27th

Bike Park: Yes

With two base areas Park City Mountain Resort has a wide range of trails. With access to the mid-mountain trail and the world famous Wasatch Crest trail, riders of all levels will find comfort riding near the Park City Base Area and Canyons Village. If you are looking for a quality bike park head over to Canyons Village and take the Red Pine Gondola to the Red Pine Area where you will find huge berms, wood features fast flow trails. Trails are broken up between beginner, intermediate, and expert much like ski trails marked with green, blue, and black markers. Novice riders should start on White Rabbit and Flying Salmon before tackling a big trail like Double Down. Expect a few mandatory drops and heart-pounding airs.

 

Deer Valley Resort

Lift Service: Yes

Opening Date: June 17th

Flow Trails: Yes

Last summer Deer Valley Resort made headlines with the addition of its intermediate flow trail, Tidal Wave. Tidal Wave contains berms, rollers and jumps that will thrill cyclists of all experience levels. Cyclists can access the Mid-Mountain Trail or explore technical trails like Fire Swamp or Aspen Slalom thanks to Deer Valley Resort’s extensive lift service.

 

Looking for a little more burn?

Take advantage of some of Park City’s challenging—and cheaper—mountain biking options. One local favorite is the Park City town loop that covered seven miles of glorious trail. Start off Lowell Avenue and head to the Sweeney Switchbacks toward the top of the Town Lift. Drop into John’s Trail, which will test your technical skills and offer a challenge. Finalize your ride with a climb onto the Gravedigger’s Trail before heading back into town.

When planning a mountain biking vacation to Park City, make sure to visit Park City Lodging for your rental needs. With locations at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort, you’re sure to find your own biker’s paradise.

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