Mid Mountain Trail Point-to-Point

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

The complete point-to-point Mid Mountain route in all its glory.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
47 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.4 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
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Mid Mountain Trail Point-to-Point 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 many people ride Mid Mountain as a shorter loop from downtown Park City, the entire point-to-point route mapped here begins at Deer Valley and traverses all the way across the mountainside, ending near Jeremy Ranch and Interstate 80. In order to complete this point-to-point, you’ll need to shuttle, utilize the bus system, a combination of both… or if you’re a boss, you could just pedal it as one massive loop.

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

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

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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