Canyons Resort - Mountain Biking

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Summary

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.

Written by

Thomas Bracken

Distance

20.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

20.6 miles

Difficulty

4 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

4 hours

4-5 hours

Seasonality

Summer and Fall

July-September

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

Yes

Review

Intro

The Canyons Resort has more than 20 miles of cross-country singletrack and the only lift serviced flow riding park in Utah. Mountain bikers ride the Red Pine Gondola to 8,000-feet with their bikes to access some of Park City’s most popular trails that include the Mid Mountain trail and Wasatch Crest trail.

What Makes It Great

The Canyons Bike Park has downhill trails with a variety of dirt and wood features for riders of all abilities. In 2013 Split Decision, a custom-built freeride trail, was added. It has ladder and wood bridge features that set riders up for mandatory gaps and drops. Ride this if you’re looking for a good taste of freeride and extreme fun. Split Decision requires advanced to expert level abilities to be ridden safely.

There are two skills parks at the bike park and four skill-level trails with a variety of features. The lift-serviced bike park is accessed from the High Meadow and Short Cut chairlifts—both located at the Red Pine Mid-mountain Adventure Area.

Canyon Mountain Rentals in the Resort Village provides both bike rental and repair. They offer top-of-the-line downhill and cross-country bike rentals from Cannondale, GT and Schwinn. There are also bike clinics for those that are new to the sport or who want to improve on their techniques and skills in the mountain biking realm. There is a guided cross-country biking tour for experienced mountain bikers. Anyone involved in a clinic or tour is asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early; 30 minutes early if you need to rent a bike or equipment. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Visit the Canyons Bike Clinic & Tours site for more information.

Mountain bikers are required to wear helmets. Riding gloves are recommended to help prevent blisters. If you’re planning to hit the Canyons Bike Park, you may want to add a little more protective gear such as elbow and knee pads. If you have your own flat repair/tool kit, pack it with you as well. Bring plenty of hydration and snacks. There are places to eat at the Resort Village for summer dining if you wish to have a bite other than what you packed.

Who is Going to Love It

Canyons has something for everyone, from beginner trails to skills parks.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

To get to the Canyons Resort from the airport, take I-80 East through Salt Lake City (I-80 merges with I-15).  Follow I-80 East through Parley’s Canyon for about 15-20 minutes. Take Exit #145 Kimball Junction/Park City and turn right at the light onto SR-224. Follow SR-224 for two miles and take a right at the stoplight onto Canyons Resort Drive. Continue up a short distance to Canyons Resort. Parking is free and plentiful at the resort. 

The lifts run daily from 10am to 6pm and 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays.

Location

Canyons Resort Mountain Biking

4000 Canyons Resort Drive
Park City, UT, 84098
40.686503, -111.556097

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