Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Happy Sprinter Park City!
Tis the season of desert road trips and spring skiing with maybe just a smattering of local, early season, mountain biking or trail running thrown in the mix.
While it feels like we’ve transitioned seemingly overnight from winter to spring, don’t be fooled! We just wrapped up the grooming a mere week ago and while some sections of south-facing trail are dry in spots, you will inevitably run into significant patches of snow and mud.
That being said, we’ve placed a “Trail Closed” sign at the Rambler access next to the ice rink. The trail starts off dry, but quickly turns to mud as you turn the corner and start heading north(see photo) & this pattern repeats itself. The Round Valley trails are not even close to being ready for use of any kind.
Looking at lower elevation options nearby? I’m guessing that the Glenwild loop is still muddy on the north-facing aspects but definitely check the condition report at basinrecreation.org so you “know before you go”.
I made a quick trip down to the new High Star Ranch trails in Kamas late Monday, after hearing that they might be rideable. Well, you can’t always believe what you hear. They’re still super greasy right out of the gate!
I have not been down to Heber but have talked to a few folks who have, and they have reported that the lower Riverview trails are in good shape.
If you’re thinking about heading down to Corner Canyon in Draper, check the Corner Canyon Trails Foundation FB page for the latest conditions.
Another good resource for conditions is the Utah Mt. Bike Trail Condtions Network FB page. This recent report from that site:
“Riverview is good to go except for upper riverview about a mile north of the UVU connector which is a snowy, muddy mess. Give it another 10-12 days. Both the southern and middle climbs to the top are good until about the halfway point at which point you hit a lot of snow and mud. They look dry higher up but they’re not so I’d just stop at the first big mud/snow patch.”
We’ll do our best to keep you informed on the latest conditions, but it’s ultimately up to you, the user, to be responsible and avoid muddy conditions and trail damage.
Remember, if it’s sticking to your heels or wheels, PLEASE TURN AROUND! #RutsSuck!
Have a great one out there!