Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
The Glenwild Trail System located near Kimball Junction lies at a lower elevation than most Park City trails, meaning the superb singletrack here is rideable longer than many other trails.
This complex network offers many different types of riding including flowy descending, classic cross country singletrack, and directional feature-filled downhill lines in Bob's Basin.
The route mapped here is one of the best ways to hit all of the highlights, like Flying Dog. "Flying dog is one of those great pieces of intermediate, advanced intermediate singletrack riding," said Scott House of Jans/White Pine Touring in Park City.
"For the most part it’s pretty smooth—there’s not these massive rock gardens in it, but there are some technical rock sections, some stuff that will keep you on your toes, but none of it is unapproachable.
I think it’s fun because you can get a mixed group out there, and it’s going to be a challenge for those low intermediates or beginners who are just getting into the sport, but it’s also going to be a lot of fun for that advanced group.
You’re just riding it at different places." The entire Glenwild trail system provides "plenty of little rock gardens sprinkled throughout, some really fun turny stuff through the sagebrush, [and] some flowy singletrack through the aspens," according to House.
"Other than the alpine, it has everything you need in a singular trail system or loop.” Sources: https://mountaintrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Glenwild16-sm.jpg https://whitepinetouring.com/ https://www.jans.com/