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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Mid Mountain Twist
Happy Friday Park City! Your Spongebob Squarepants weekend trail update for this Xtra-long, Memorial Day weekend.
We experienced some pretty heavy showers last night and a even a little spritzer mid-morning. Surprisingly, the trails remain mostly tacky (like Hoopty) currently (1pm) but NOAA is showing an 80% chance of more H2O this afternoon, so pack the Gortex if venturing out.
Sooo, in between the rain and the BBQ's you might just be able to queeze in a ride, run or hike. Heck, this is Park City… you can do all 3! What's open, you ask???
Almost all of the Round Valley trails are good to go. We have some large spring seeps that are impacting sections of the Big Easy and Ramble On on the northeast corner (Hwy 40 side) of the Valley, so you may want to avoid that zone. The guys did some drainage work but gunga galunga, the springs continue to flow.
Also G2G, Lost Prospector/Solamere, Clark Ranch (Sparky) and Skyridge. The new Big Dipper trail experienced some erosion damage from the big spring runoff so ride with caution!
Besides drainage work, the crew has been out clearing deadfall on Freemason, Mother Urban, Silver Spur and lower Armstrong. The deep snowpack has pushed the vegetation WAY out into the trail corridor, so you'll be bobbing and weaving anywhere there's heavy vegetation. The team did a quick (half-day) lop-party on Lost Prospector to make it rideable but it will need more love in a few weeks when things really begin to POP!
As always, please use good judgement out there and flip it 180 if it's sticking to heels, wheels or paws. #rutssuck
Stay dry my friends and have a trailriffic holiday weekend! #trailreport
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Thanks for that. Rode prospector earlier this week and almost bleed to death by a thousand cuts
Is RTS open? I can’t figure out if y’all manage that trail system or if someone else does.
It’s a bring your clippers on every ride kind of season.
Thanks for all the hard work! So appreciated. Headed out there in a couple weeks!
Plus a local resident fixed the drainage out of round valley! Thanks to others who love the trails!!
Great to hear Losp P is getting some love! Thank you!! Heard there was a moose camped out up there over Freemason not wanting to move. Hope s/he ventures higher with more traffic.
You guys are awesome! Thank you!
Great work MTF team!
thanks for all the hard work! any plans for filling in the rut on the top section of SOS?
You guys rock
Gunga Gulunga, you guys continue to fellow awesomeness!
Jordan is that up in Jupiter
Morning PC! A quick Wednesday morning condition update. We had some brief, but heavy showers last night. The crew did a quick condition recon in Round Valley and the good news is that the trails soaked most of it up. So, with the exception of some puddles here and there, we're mostly tacky and good to go! #trailreport ... See MoreSee Less
So is basically everything open?
*3pm Tuesday Trail Update*- Lost Prospector, Freemason, Lynx, Gambel Oak and Solamere Connector are g2g! NOTE: There are a few trees down on Freemason and LP, so ride with caution. We'll tackle those tomorrow.
Good morning PC! A quick trail condition update for Tuesday, May 23rd...
New to the Good-to-Go mix: Pulp Friction, Matt's ST on the Cove side, Backslide and Rambler from Nowhere Elks heading west, down to the inner valley/Round Valley Express.
Still a NO-GO: The Hwy 40 side trails- Bourbon Street (it's dry but only leads to mud), the Big Easy, Rusty Shovel, Rambler and Ramble On. Please respect all closures.
We had Clark Ranch/Sparky closed yesterday while our team did some stream/erosion mitigation work near the bottom but will hopefully reopen this afternoon.
There's a good chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the remainder of the week, so conditions are subject to change. As always, PLEASE turn around if it's sticking to heels, wheels or paws. #rutssuck
Stay tuned for more updates... #trailreport
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Thank you, as always! Does this mean the update on G2G trails from 5/17 is still accurate too? (potential rainstorms notwithstanding!)
FYI: closed sign is down on lower Aerie Dr. I put it back up but it’s down again. I hiked it yesterday and still has trees down so not safe for bikes. Thanks for all you do!!
Where can I check for conditions on flying dog and glenwild trails?
Grateful for your work and what’s open so far. Sunday there seemed to be a group of folks using the motorized “one wheel” apparatuses. Are they allowed in Round Valley? On single track? Double track? One guy was on the trail coming up from the ice rink (Matt’s Access?) Another one was riding around on the soccer fields.
Way to go Let us know if you need help
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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