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.
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Hi there, I’m Rick (and team) with your weekly update
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Happy Black Friday, Park City! #OptOutside. Your post-Thanksgiving winter trails update for the weekend of November 25th-27th:
We hope y'all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. We have a lot to be thankful for here in Park City. The Mountain Trails crew is grateful for all of the generous support we receive from the Park City trails community. We couldn’t do what we do without you, so thanks for the trail-love!
It's going to be a toasty one this afternoon, with an expected high of 45-degrees. The lower elevation singletrack will most definitely be a NO-GO for the remainder the day, and likely the weekend, with muddy conditions prevailing.
For those of you looking to work off that turkey and mashed potatoes, Bonanaza Flat has been groomed for your sliding and gliding pleasure. We'll be grooming tomorrow and Sunday, as well.
A reminder to book your shuttle ahead of time with the Transit to Trails program for a lift up to Empire Pass. www.utahopenlands.org/transit-to-trails Please be sure to tip your friendly shuttle drivers.
It looks like we've got a solid chance of more snow early next week, so bust out those snow dances and let's keep the snow mojo rolling!
Have a fantastic holiday weekend! #trailreport
Rick, Sean and Matt ... See MoreSee Less
How is RV holding up?
'N go for an Asphalt ride... like it's bin Groomed.
Good morning and happy Saturday, PC! We've got a glorious looking weekend on tap and here's the latest on YOUR winter trails...
Ramblin Round Valley-
While the overnight temps have remained chilly, abundant sunshine combined with marginal coverage has created some extremely poor afternoon conditions on our local singletrack.
We can't stress enought to GET OUT EARLY when the ground is frozen, and try to be off-trail by no later than 11am. We're seeing a good bit of human-created trail damage out there and it's completely unnecessary. #RutsSuck!
As far as the Nordic goes, we don't currently have enough snow to groom, but there are a few Km of trail out of the Quinn's TH that is still skiable, although it may be short-lived with warmer temps in the forecast.
Bodacious Bonanza Flat-
Transit to Trails www.utahopenlands.org/transit-to-trails was a huge hit last weekend, and we have killer, mid-winter conditons up at 9,000 feet. Our team has been grooming about 12K of Nordic as well as setting classic, so get on up ahh!
We're working on some fat bike options as well, but they won't be on-line til next week. In the meantime, feel free to ride the fatty's on the Nordic track- just stay on the outside edge, opposite the classic lanes, please. And, as always, be cognizant of your impact to the track, and lower your tire pressure if necessary.
Lou and co have the White Pine Nordic Center up and running, Park City Mountain is open with great early season conditions, and Deer Valley is just 10 days out! We couldn't ask for a better start to the winter of '22-'23!
Have a great one out there! #trailreport
Rick, Matt, Sean & Derrek ... See MoreSee Less
So glad I lived up there in the solitude before it became this overpopulated playground for Park City
And don’t forget to tip your Bonanza Flat shuttle drivers!
thank y'all for all you do! Such a beautiful morning ski up Bonanza today
Love the Pic, Cat driver & his Dog!
Keep up the great work!
Are dogs allowed at bonanza flats?
park city resort where?
Is the shuttle running on Thanksgiving day this week?
Happy Friday PC! This weekend the "P" stands for POWDER and the "C" stand for CORDUROY. Your first, real deal, winter trail report of this '22-'23 winter season...
While this week's storm didn't provide us with much of a base at 7,000 feet in Round Valley, way up high at 9,000 feet, it's a whole different ball-game. We picked up close to three feet of the Greatest Snow on Earth(TM)and Pantera Roja has made the long journey to her new, high-alpine home, in beautiful Bonanza Flat.
The MTF crew spent the past two days drift-busting, packing and grooming over 10K of Nordic for your sliding and gliding pleasure. You supply the oxygen! The track is still on the soft-side but all and all conditions are pretty darn sweet for second week of November.
And in case you didn't see our earlier post, we're stoked to announce that Transit To Trails is now operating for winter use as a pilot program, and will be providing transportation up to Empire Pass, Thursday-Sunday ONLY. www.utahmountainshuttle.com/transit-to-trails-winter? So grab the skis, snowshoes or fatty and get on up!
Dropping back down to Round Valley, the guys have packed several Km of track and even ran the drag over some of it. Coverage is marginal with a 2-3" base but there's still a little skating to be had. Early season conditions, so ski with caution.
What about the singletrack, you ask??? With a settled base of about 3 inches, breaking trail with the fattys shouldn't be a problem. Many of the trails are already packed in good shape so the riding should be pretty decent. We do encourage ALL trail users to get out early while Terra is Firma. With warmer temps tomorrow afternoon and Sunday, things could start to get a little sloppy out there, and nobody wants to get snud on them!
Have yourselves a killer weekend and enjoy this winter kick-off! #trailreport
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so is the transit to trails shuttle dropping off the Mid Mountain TH parking lot where the road is closed or is it going up to the pass itself via that private road you mentioned? 🤔🤔🤔
Looks great! Anyone been up in the past day? Curious about conditions and thinking of heading up this weekend. Thank you!
Went today and skied Bonanza, easy shuttle, cool drivers, and amazing skiing! Thanks for the info provided here.
PEOPLE!! Don't forget to tip your shuttle drivers
Does this mean you can now drive up to Empire this winter?
The hoar frost this morning was spectacular and made it feel like riding through fields of diamonds 🤩
As always, thank you for making this a great place to live. Is there classic track at Bonanza Flats?
Yay can’t wait to ski back at Bonanza!
So nice to have PR back up there!!
Yeah!! You guys are 💯 awesome!!
U guys da best
Woohoo, thank you!
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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.
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