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.
Mid Mountain Twist
It's Sunday already?
Grooming report for March 26th:
Quinn's started out chilly this morning, being around 4 degrees around 6am but it has climbed up to about 15 degrees here at 10am. The visibility has been great today even though it's not a "sunny" morning (it is trying to break through the clouds though), and the wind seems non-existent so far today.
Matt took the Cat out and is navigating the usual suspects and trying to correct the groomer lines after yesterday's groom in tough visibility. In case you notice some groomer chaos in the inner valley 🙂.
Everything but Valder-road climb and U.S. 40 side of barrel roll is getting a grooming pass. Classic will be set in the usual spots. Hanscom's and likely Land of Oz will be pretty soft today.
Alec took advantage of the visibility this morning to try to locate the single track again. With some tricky drifts, and a few short "crowded" corridors with the high snowpack pushing users through the upper branches of the Oak in some places (Porcuclimb and upper Tinman mainly). It's fairly amusing out there! I was able to track pack most everything, P-Dog loop, Big Easy loop, Tin Man/Happy G, Rademan Ridge. Just trying to re-establish the routes (or close enough at least...). No drags were pulled on the single track today.
With that said, snow shoe'ers and skiers are welcome to help pack the single track since it's very soft today. Fat biking is not suggested until the single track is given time to firm up, it will be hateful today.
Whatever you get into today, we hope you have great day!
Alec, Matt & Crew
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Thank you so much for working on the single track!!!! Question... if snowshoeing the trails do you want us to pull UP the orange markers to make them taller and more visible??? Or leave them alone - some are almost buried. Actually I assume many are completely buried!!! Anything we can do to help tell us.
March 24th grooming report:
Quinn's is chillin' at about 26 degrees here at 11am. Decent to bad visibility off and on this morning, with some pretty constant snow flurries that at times escalated to "nuking". Expecting snow throughout the whole day.
Alec and Sean took the cat out with the main mission of digging out many of our markers which are supposed to help us navigate through these tougher visibility days but old man winter has done a pretty darn good job of covering a good amount of them up, making our job that much harder this winter.
We did groom all of Quinn's, the Matt's Flat/Cammy's (the lollipop)and only Two Pines down to the inner valley, out to Highland Trail Head and Silver Quinn back to Quinn's. Classic was set too, but everything will be dust covered today if the visibility lets you see it.
Mainly just prepping for the next wave of wind and snow this weekend!
Stay safe out there if you choose to head out!
Alec, Sean & Rick
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Thanks for persevering!
You guys are amazing!!!
You guys are doing a fantastic job.
Happy Thursday to all of you's!
March 23rd grooming report:
*Correction, Land of Oz was not groomed today, visibility was too low*
Quinn's is hovering around 28 degrees and received another 3-4 inches last night. The wind is calm, and it has been snowing off and on since the early A.M. but not expected to accumulate to much throughout the day.
Capt. Sean navigated the sometimes bad visibility in the Cat this morning, grooming everything but *Land of Oz*, Valder-road Climb and U.S. 40 side of Barrel Roll. Setting classic in the usual spots.
Matt and Alec groomed the Rail Trail from 248 to Bonanza Rd as well as taking some time digging out the trash cans so people can see them better and for the more selfish reason of maybe having less dog urine on/frozen to the top of the cans/the plastic liners for when we pick up trash. It gets pretty gross sometimes, not going to lie.
With more snow and wind planned through Friday night, we'll continue to hold off on any single track efforts until the system blows through.
I had a dream this weekend about finally mountain biking the Triple "H" loop in one day down in Sedona, AZ. Then I woke up and chipped ice off my truck... Anyone else enjoy the trails High-Line, High on the Hog or Hang-over down in Sedona?
Anyways, it's been an a heck of a winter and it keeps on coming! The snow is still cool too, but my mountain bike is looking lonely.
Have a great Thursday everyone!
Alec, Matt & Sean
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Please join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to our very own, Sean "Hoopty" Ward. A really good dude and an excellent groomer. Congrats on another trip round the sun and another groom round the Round!
Mountain bike festival down in Hurricane! Although I am bailing, the mesa is covered in snow... 🙁
🎉❄️ happy birthday Sean!! thanks for the corduroy!! ❄️🎉
So appreciate the effort out in RV. Excellent hr skate!
MattAlecShean'nRick! One day, soon, I'm gunna accellerate fr every kick in a gutter, on the bridge. For now: Only the Gratitude, in this, PRESENT.
Enjoyed the Sedona trail system you mentioned this winter. So scenic!
Happy Hump day PC! A quick and snowy trail update for Wednesday, March 22nd...
It was snowing and blowing at 6am this morning so we bailed on the groom at that time. We've currenty got a patch of blue overhead and Matt is going to head out with the cat and do an abbreviated groom down Matt's, Two Pines, out to Highland and back down Silver Quinn. We anticipate more snow this afternoon and evening but that will at least give you die-hards a little somethin somethin.
We'll be back at it first thing tomorrow morning, but in the meantime, get out there and take advantage of these amazing spring conditions! #trailreport
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Good morning Park City,
This is your grooming report for Mar. 21, 2023:
Most of Round Valley will be getting groomed today with the exception of Barrel Roll, Hanscom’s, and the steep pitch of Valderoad. Classic lanes will be set in all the usual places.
The clouds are sitting pretty low in the valley and visibility is low so keep an extra eye out for people coming by.
The Rail Trail (between 248 and bonanza Dr.) has been groomed this morning and is ready to go.
Have a good day and stay safe out there,
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If anyone has time to post, I’d really appreciate a trail update this afternoon. I am hoping to ride RV at 4:00 pm. Anything will help! Thanks!
With 400 miles of singletrack in Park City, you’ll want to take a moment to get to the know the different areas before you decide where to go.
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