Mid Mountain Trail Loop

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

An excellent contour singletrack trail that runs across the entire mountainside above Park City, connecting to dozens of other trails along the way.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
37 km
Ascent
979 m
Descent
979 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
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Mid Mountain Trail Loop Map

Description

The Mid Mountain Trail roughly follows an 8,000-foot elevation contour as it traverses through the mountains above Park City. Bench cut singletrack rolls along the mountainside, providing a surprising amount of climbing and descending for a contour trail. While this trail is mostly smooth and flowy overall, rock gardens and root webs crop up in places—perfect for intermediate-level riders. Where the trail crosses ski runs in the various resorts, jaw-dropping views open up of Park City below and the surrounding area.

Overall, Park City's trails fall into the intermediate difficulty range, with some being a bit easier and some being a bit harder. This holds true for Mid Mountain, but Mid Mountain is one of the older trails that was built for mountain bikers in this region. At points, the trail shows its age with its alignment and wear, but it still remains a classic. When riders talk about mountain biking in Park City, they'll most often mention the Wasatch Crest first... and then Mid Mountain second. Despite some sections that might not flow that well, this trail is still a must-ride in Park City.

While this trail begins at Deer Valley and runs all the way to the Canyons, very few people ride it in its entirety from end-to-end. Rather, since it connects to almost every single trail in Park City, it is often looped in a variety of ways—this is just one option. The route mapped here climbs up Armstrong to access Mid-Mountain, and it descends down through the trails at the Canyons resort.

Sources: http://mountaintrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MM2017-1.jpeg https://www.basinrecreation.org/trail/mid-mountain/

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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