Mountain Biking in Salt Lake City, UT
About Salt Lake City Mountain Biking
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
The beautiful Millcreek Canyon trails are located mere minutes from Salt Lake Valley and are generally moderate, well groomed, and steep only in places.
The Canyons Resort has over 20 miles of cross-country mountain biking trails and Utah's only lift serviced flow riding park for excellent freeride mountain biking.
Corner Canyon is a popular mountain biking area in Draper, Utah. It has great trails for everyone, from beginner to expert.
The Mid Mountain Trails, located in nearby Park City, are perfect singletrack at high altitudes with stunning views.
A fun trail run with great views of Salt Lake City.
Sundance Resort offers over 25 miles of lift serviced single track mountain biking for both uphill and downhill riding.
Part of the Park City Trail network, this trail offers fun, intermediately difficult riding and connects to several other classic trails.
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