Dirt Rag Magazine

Featured Ride: Mid Mountain Trail, Utah

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We’re in Park City, Utah, this week for Bike Press Camp, and one of the trails we get to ride is Mid Mountain. It’s part of the local IMBA Epic and just one of many options that can be accessed either by brute uphill pedaling or ski lift. The trail starts at 7,800 feet and tops out around 8,400 feet and is a nice sampling of what this part of town has to offer. Apparently we got lucky as the last of the snow melted not too long ago.

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Mid Mountain Trail is beautiful, classic-Wasatch singletrack through a combination of deep forest, brief passes through open meadows and along a ridgeline. There’s a bit of climbing as you make your way north, but nothing brutal. There are also some rocky sections along the way but nothing too technical for an intermediate rider—just enough to keep things interesting. Enjoy periodic beautiful views out over Park City, wildflowers and aspen groves along the way.

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You can access this trail from a few different locations. Begin the ride from Park City Mountain Resort or Deer Valley at Silver Lake Village. There’s significant climbing to get up to the trail no matter where you start, unless you catch a ride on the ski lift.

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At the north end of the trail, you’ll have more options to choose from to extend your ride, should you so desire (there are so many trails around here you could ride for days). Many riders find their way down into Canyons Resort then ride the paved Olympic Trail back toward Park City. Or hook up with the Mid Mountain Loop IMBA Epic.

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Cheers to Mountain Trails Foundation for its 30+ years of local advocacy work and trail building. Thanks to MTB Project for the photos.


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