Lost Prospector Loop

Park City and Deer Valley

A favorite quick hit ride from downtown Park City.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
14 km
Ascent
332 m
Descent
332 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
Lost Prospector Loop Map

The Prospector Area, anchored by the Lost Prospector trail, is the most easily-accessible singletrack from downtown Park City, making it one of the highest trafficked trails in the region. As a result, Park City Mountain Bike recommends that you "avoid riding Lost Prospector altogether on the weekends." But if you need a quick hit of dirt mid-week, or can ride during an off-peak time on the weekends, this is a great little trail system to check out!

Description

The route mapped here climbs up the flowy, intermediate-friendly Lost Prospector trail. Park City's classic flow, with berm-filled corners, is in full effect on this trail. Views of the Old Town with the resort rising in the background will force you to stop and pull the camera out.

After completing the Lost Prospector trail, a number of route options present themselves. For beginners, loop back on the Rail Trail for a great introduction to Park City mountain biking.

More advanced riders will want to add on more mileage and possibly more gnar, and this route serves up a more technical, rock-filled descent to conclude the route down the Masonic trail. Masonic is one of the older trails in the area as the fall line character and chundery rocks show.

While Lost Prospector isn't the most epic ride in Park City, the high quality of the singletrack, the great accessibility, and the options for both beginners and advanced riders mean that its popularity won't be diminishing anytime soon!

Sources: http://parkcitymountainbike.com/lost-prospector-bike-trail/

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower 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

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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