Summer Trails Overview
400 MILES OF SINGLETRACK
Park City trails are open to hiking/trail-running, mountain biking and equestrian trail users. Ranging in altitude from 6,500’ to nearly 10,000’, the trail system spans the whole environmental scale. In a single excursion, trail users can experience everything from high-desert covered in sagebrush, mountain mahogany and rabbit brush to the archetypal high-altitude alpine environment.
Park City has been recognized by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) as the first Gold Level Ride Center in the world and continues to share that status with five other destinations. Both the Mid Mountain trail and the 26-mile, Park City Epic- Armstrong & Pinecone combined with the Wasatch Crest & Mid Mtn, are recognized as IMBA Epic rides.
June – November
The season for alpine trails typically begins in June and runs through early November. Snowpack and rate of spring melt significantly impact the accessibility of trails above 7,000’. Trail crews must wait until trails are dry before they can begin clearing winter blow-downs and making necessary, post-winter repairs. Trails in the lower-lying areas of Park City, such as Round Valley and Glenwild dry out and can be accessible up to six weeks earlier than on-mountain trails.
Utah is known for dynamic and severe weather, especially on the Wasatch Back. During summer months, temperatures can vary as much as 40 degrees in a single day. Summer storms, though typically brief, often cause sudden downpours of heavy rain/hail with temperatures plummeting 25+ degrees and are usually accompanied by lightning. Keep an eye on the sky. If thunderheads begin to develop it is wise to get off the mountain quickly.
The content in our suggested routes section is provided by Prime Cuts. Hard copies available with your Mountain Trails membership.
Hi there, I’m Rick (and team) with your weekly update
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Top o' the morning and Happy Friday PC! Your weekend trail mix sans the green M&M's on this chilly Friday, May 20th...
It's an envigorating 35-degrees at 11am and there's a 50/50 chance of the white stuff decending from the heavens, so layer up if you're hitting the dirt today.
With the warm temps earlier this week, the snowpack continues melt out it in record fashion and we're pushing all the way up to the Mid Mountain zone, although you'll still find sizeable pockets of snud(snow/mud) at 8,000 feet- especially in the north-facing trees. Upper Spiro and Empire Link are still pretty buried as well.
Armstrong up to and including HAM are good to go as well as Jenni's, Sweeny's, John's, 420, Gravedigger and the Uphill Only for bikes, Mother Urban.
The Old Town classic climb- Sweeny's & John's, is your trail pick of the week. If you climb it and clean it, you're King/Queen for the day. Roll down Jenni's for the smooth finish.
A reminder to send pins of any downed trees to firstname.lastname@example.org. And while we appreciate the support, PLEASE let us know if you've cleared any blowdowns on your own, so that we don't send our saw crews in after the fact. RX???
Trail Event Notice:
Running with Ed takes place tomorrow(Sat).
EVENT TIME: 10:30AM-2:00PM
TRAILS IMPACTED: Round Valley Express, Rambler DT, Rambler, Happy Gilmore, North Round Valley Emergency Access Dirt Road
The crew has had a busy week with more traillove given to Rusty Shovel along with the PC Hill trail, Trappers Gate, Rossi Hill and saw work all over the map.
We also have three new trails projects under way in Clark Ranch, Round Valley and Skyridge. Stay tuned for more on those.
Alrighty then... Bundle up and have a great one out there!
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We have paper maps as well as Prime Cuts guides for sale all over town (check your local bike shop). Or you may join the MTF and select maps and guides as your membership gift. We also have a variety of interactive map products you can use for free!
The most detailed, easiest to read maps can be sent to members with a minimum donation of $30.
Our custom interactive map is available on our website year round for free. It includes suggested routes and a custom route builder.