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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Happy Friday trail lovers and leaf peepers! Your weekend trail update, technicolor-dream addition for this, the last weekend of September...
Today (Friday) and tomorrow morning will be your best bets for trail adventures, with rain in the forecast Saturday nite into Sunday.
Silver Queen will remain closed this weekend. #apextrails has completed a major overhaul on the trail but the turns are SUPER-dry and loose. With rain in the forecast, the trail should be ride-ready by mid-week, next week. We promise, it'll be worth the wait.
Deer Valley Resort reports a short reroute on the Mid Mountain trail near the Montage (see image) while they perform a haul-rope splice on Ruby Express.
The MTF crew spent the week plugging away on both the Seldom Seen trail and Bonanza loop. We're hoping for an opening on both of these trails late next week, weather dependent.
There's no better time of year to be out on the trails. Have a great weekend y'all! #trailreport
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I’m all for hiking, biking trails. Hike most every day but in my opinion, in Bonanza Flat you’re building to many, to fast. Taking out low impact hiking trails that have been lightly used for generations and replacing with high impact that reach to the ends of moose habitat. Please slow your roll.
TGIF Park City! This weekend, TGIF also works for Trails are Glorious In the Fall. Your trail update for September 22nd-24th...
We received some heavy downpours and even some dime-sized hail late yesterday. That said, conditions may be a little greasy this morning but should improve later today and be stellar Saturday and Sunday.
Silver Queen will remain closed this weekend as Derek Thomson and Apex trails continue to give her a makeover but we promise it'll be worth the wait. We expect it to reopen by mid-week, next week.
The MTF crew spent the week plugging away on Seldom Seen and the Bonanza loop and great progress has been made on both trails. The big project this week was the completion of a native timber bridge in the upper reaches of the Bonanza loop. This was a true team effort and we're pretty stoked with the finished product.
The leaves are popping and the recent moisture should set us up for some of the best trail conditions of the year. Get out there and partake of the technicolor, brown pow buffet! You'll definitely want to go back for seconds. And while you're at it, share some pics of your trail adventures this weekend. #trailreport
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Hats off to the Bonanza Flat Chefs! That new section is SUPER fun! And the Rock Garden...!!!
Looking forward to Seldom Seen and Bonanza!
Amazing! Thank you for all you do!
The maples are all time epic colors, here on lower Armstrong. BTW, I stumbled upon Armstrong Ranch the other day, must be who trail is named for, benefactor?
Thanking the bikers for leaving raspberry snacks for hikers on upper Armstrong. 😎
To get to these nice trails on foot, one needs to park at The Bloods Lake Trailhead or The Bonanza Flat Trailhead. A long way for those getting long on their years and always packed to the gills. The Y was the best and the most logical place. Anticipate many will be disappointed these next few weeks.
Is silver queen up and running?
Anyone know how Armstrong, mother Urbans, mid mountain are-dried out or muddy this afternoon?
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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.