Thieves Forest

Park City and Deer Valley

Old school fall line DH riding at its finest.

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
265 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
12˚
Thieves Forest Map

Thieves Forest is an uber-gnarly fall line-filled old school DH descent. In an attempt to mitigate the straight-down-the-mountain fall line, tight switchback turns have been built, which only serve to make the trail tighter and more difficult.

Description

Expect to surf through loose scree, drop down chunky rock gardens, and encounter root and log drops in the middle of some of the very tight switchbacks.

In reference to this trail, Deer Valley simply says "pads and downhill bike recommended." I'd call that the understatement of the year.

Sources: http://cdn.deervalley.com/web/Areas/WhatToDo/Content/pdfs/BikeTrailDescriptions.pdf http://cdn.deervalley.com/web/Content/pdf/planning/trailmaps/DVRSummerTrailMap.pdf

Difficulty

Extreme

Very steep, difficult, narrow singletrack with widely variable and unpredictable trail conditions. Unavoidable obstacles could be 15in/38cm tall or greater, and unavoidable obstacles with serious consequences are likely to be present. Obstacles could include big rocks, difficult root sections, drops, jumps, sharp switchbacks, and more. Ideal for expert-level 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

  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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