Mountain biking in Salt Lake City is literally peppered with world-class singletrack. If you somehow get bored with that (or if you just want to beat the heat in early August), head up to Park City for an additional 400-plus miles of the stuff. Several area resorts also boast lift-access singletrack.
About 21 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City is Draper, Utah, home to quite a few top-notch mountain bike trails, most notably, the Corner Canyon trail system. Here you’ll find everything from smooth, easy beginner trails to face-melting, flowy downhills built for the true air-lover.
A true Park City classic, the Mid-Mountain Trailis also known as the 8,000-foot trail, crossing three ski areas over the course of its roughly 20-mile length. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to cut out early if the need arises or to add many more miles of riding if you normally wear a cape. This is fast, flowy fun for everyone from the beginner/intermediate to the seasoned pro.
Lift access mountain biking at Canyons Resort will make short work of any bike with less than four inches of travel— and six or seven inches are definitely recommended. Of course, you can stick to the beginner trails. But if you’re riding lifts, what would be the point of that?
Groups: Bonneville Cycling Club
Retailers: White Pine Touring