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5 Reasons to Bike Park City this Fall

Autumn in Park City, Utah. When the temperatures cool, the town begins to stir, and the mountain biking trails just keep getting better. While Park City is known for its two world class ski resorts and abundant nightlife, you’ll be remembering the pristine bike trails you left behind in the dust. Here are the top 5 reasons to bike Park City this fall.

IMG_56601. Park City was named IMBA’s first gold-level Ride Center in the world. With over 450 miles of bike trails, there’s something here for everyone. Take a crack at Deer Valley Resort’s famous Tidal Wave flow trail or opt for the breathtaking Wasatch Crest Trail.

2. Fall is the perfect time to discover Park City via bike due to the fall foliage. With the turning of the oak and aspen tress, blurs of yellow and red dance along the mountain bike trails. Who thought Park City could get any more beautiful?

3. No one knows how to après-bike like Park City does. Outside Magazine named Park City the “Best Town Ever” in 2013 and we’re pretty sure it has to do with our unrivaled Main Street. Ride all day at Park City Mountain Resort and finish off with a flight of whiskey from High West Distillery. Bike-in/bike-out is the new ski-in/ski-out.IMG_5485

4. Mud season. Yes that’s really a reason. The off-season, as the locals lovingly refer to as mud season, means less people on the trails and more room for you. Enjoy the Mid-Mountain Trail like never before without the crowds or the rush.

5. Our Fall Colors Tour makes biking the autumn in Park City easier than ever before! Jans.com, Park City Lodging, Inc., and White Pine Touring have combined forces to create an incredible Fall Colors Touring package. First, choose your Fall Colors Tour provided by the pros at White Pine Touring. Second, find your home away from home with Park City Lodging, Inc. To complete your reservation please call our destination specialists at (855.277.6708). We will record the necessary information that White Pine Touring will need to set you up before your Fall Colors Tour.

Don’t miss your chance to see Park City in its most colorful state. Book our Fall Colors Tour today and ride among the foliage tomorrow.

Where to Rent a Fatbike in Park City

Want to explore the winter wonderland surrounding Park City without having to buy a lift ticket? Consider renting a fatbike – an exciting outdoor activity that is rapidly growing in popularity.

Fatbikes are bicycles with oversized tires, allowing them to travel easily over snowy trails, and have even been ridden all the way to the South Pole!

We’re far from Antarctica, but Park City also boasts a vast network of trails, many of which are open to fatbike riding in the winter. Hop on a fatbike and see a side of Park City that many visitors never do.

Where to Rent a Fatbike

Fatbikes are available for rental from a number of locations in Park City, including Jans and All Seasons Adventures. To be sure that your fatbike will be ready for you, make a reservation in advance.

Jans: (800) 745-1020

All Seasons: (435) 649-9619

Where to Ride Your Fatbike

Park City has miles of free trails perfect for fatbike riding. Jans recommends starting on the Rail Trail, a groomed trail that connects with the Round Valley Nordic Area. From there you can connect to Round Valley and explore the area. If you’re more adventurous, you can check out the ungroomed Glenwild trail network, riding in the paths left behind by hikers and snowshoers.

For more information on where to take your fatbike, check with the rental shops or consult the Mountain Trails Foundation winter trail map.

Park City Fatbike Tours

One of the best ways to get acquainted with a fatbike is on a guided tour. All Seasons Adventures is offering guided tours this winter that are perfect for active bikers and casual vacationers alike. Give All Seasons a call to make your tour reservation and learn how to get the most out of your fatbike under their expert tutelage.

Park City Lodging is a corporate member and official destination partner of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). As an IMBA member, we are proud to promote Park City as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world. Come get a taste of our trails on a fatbike in the winter and return in the summer to check out all that the mountains have to offer to cyclists!

As you plan your fatbike adventure in Park City, use Park City Lodging to find a convenient place to stay. We have properties all over the Park City area, including at all three resorts and on downtown Main Street.

Photo credit: Anthony DeLorenzo