Mountain Trails Foundation is a member-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to building, maintaining and protecting trails for non-motorized recreation in the Park City area.
Creating and maintaining a seamless, year-round trail system is a monumental undertaking. Mountain Trails works closely with Park City Municipal (the City), Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District (Basin Rec), Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. Work done by these organizations, along with efforts from open-space advocates such as Summit Land Conservancy, have created one of the most extensive, continuous trail systems in the nation.
Trail advocacy is part and parcel to protecting access to trails. Mountain Trails helps keep trail users up to speed on etiquette and safety issues by providing on-trail signage, messaging in social media, and a monthly newsletter. By keeping trail users in the know, we help mitigate conflict between user groups and make the trail system a safer, happier place to play.
Funding for both winter and summer operations comes, in large part, from membership, donations, corporate support, and revenue from our 3 trail races: Jupiter Peak Steeplechase, Mid Mountain Marathon and Tour des Suds.
The Mountain Trails Foundation was established in 1992, at a time when Park City had only a few hand-cut trails, all of which were on private land. Since its inception, the Mountain Trails Foundation has been an advocate for trails, working with local government entities, private landowners and developers. Spring forward to the current day to appreciate how the landscape has changed. Today, over 400 continuous miles of non-motorized trails now exist in Park City. Teamwork and a thriving community have created a trail system that is unrivaled.