Mountain Biking in Park City, Utah

Park City is one of the most appealing regions anywhere for lots of trails at all difficulty levels. Once summer graces the mountains, the lifts at open again for many hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Park City Mountain Resort has over thirty miles of bike trails. Some like the workout of riding to the top and riding back down, where others rather take the lifts and begin their ride from the top. If you prefer to take the lift up, you can ride the Town Lift off Main Street, or the PayDay Lift from the base area at the resort. Trail maps are available at the Resort’s ticket office.

The Best Riding Areas in Park City

Deer Valley Ski Resort
Downhill mountain biking on a variety of trails. You can pay to ride the lifts, or it's free to climb the trails and then ride down them, just don't ride up a popular downhill trail. The gravel access road is usually the best and safest bet to get to the top. From the resort, you can also connect to the Deer Crest Trail and the Park City trail system. All riders can enjoy the trails here, but experts will find it particularly enjoyable.

Park City Mid Mountain Trail
AKA, the Eight Thousand Foot Trail, this amazong single track ride will take you from Park City Mountain Resort to the Canyons. You will wind in and out of aspen groves and alpine meadows, with occasional glimpses of the valley below. The entire ride is about 19 miles long, with 3 miles of climbing and 4 miles of downhill. Some sections are rocky and might be challenging for less experienced riders. Be sure to bring plenty of food and water, as well as a jacket in case of a storm while on the trail. Tour des Suds.

This is one of the best biking trails in the area. Most riders use the uphill to connect to other trails in Park City or Deer Valley for several classic combinations. Some technical sections warrant this as a an upper-intermediate level ride. Expect approximately 14 miles round trip, depending on the variation taken.

Town Loop
Another great ride in Park City for upper-intermediate bikers. Five miles of forested terrain is your scenery for the gentle climb at the start of the ride. From the high point, you’ll weave through tight aspens and roots, for an exciting mile long section. This trail is in best condition from June to September, don’t miss it!

Best Rides for Families

Lily Lake at Wolverine Ridge
For an easy family ride, try the 2.3-mile dirt road to Lily Lake. The altitude is high making this an ideal summer spot with perfect temperatures. Take a map because the trails wind through dense forest and there aren’t many easily identifiable landmarks. It is possible to piece together several different loops over the course of several visits.

North Fork Scenic Byway
This is a new trail in the Unita Mountains, with very little elevation change over the 3-mile trek. You’ll pass through meadows and have great views of the Provo River. This trail gets a lot of sun and can be ridden all the way into November, depending on snowfall.

Rail Trail
This trail has multiple access points along its thirty miles which allow you to customize your ride. This used to be a railroad line at one time so it is fairly flat, broad and perfect for the family. It is a gentle downhill grade going east towards the Echo Reservoir so be sure you don't end up tired, and not ready for the uphill return. Many bikers arrange for a vehicle pick-up at the eastern end of the trail so they can enjoy the relaxing descent toward Coalville. The rail trail passes along the shores of Echo Reservoir, and you can stop to play in the water!