Corvair Shuttle

Park City and Deer Valley

An easily-accessible shuttle route off of Guardsman Pass Road

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
15 km
Ascent
163 m
Descent
788 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
16˚
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Description

Park City was the first mountain bike destination to become a Gold-Level IMBA Ride Center. In fact, they helped write the guidelines for what a destination needs to offer to receive IMBA's gold-level rating. As you might imagine, the trail network in and around Park City is exceedingly complex, with a multitude of options.

Mapped here is one excellent shuttle route off of Guardsman Pass Road, down through Park City Mountain Resort, ending in Park City. This route takes Corvair to TG to Payroll to Mid Mountain, and ends on CMG to Eagle to Spiro—although many other routes exist.

Corvair begins with great swoop and flow up high, dropping into the more difficult and higher-speed Payroll trail—one of the highlights of this route! The high-speed singletrack swoops across a gulley with bermed turns. Chunky rocks and small drops along the straight portions of Payroll give it a black-diamond rating.

Lower down, the route follows a portion of the Mid Mountain Trail—a local classic in its own right. Check out the separate trail description for a loop that's focused primarily on Mid Mountain.

Finally, the route finishes on classic Park City Mountain Resort singletrack with CMG and Eagle. With an enduro flavor on black dirt trails punctuated by the occasional switchback, these trails flow fast and fun despite a few awkward corners.

While this route serves as a great shuttle run, most of these trails can be ridden using the chairlifts at Park City Mountain Resort as well.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Tabletops
  • Rock Gardens

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