Park City’s world class ski resorts continue to run their lifts throughout the summer with a fast-growing sport in mind – mountain biking. With 400+ miles of Gold Level trails weaving through Park City’s high-elevation mountains, access to the lifts is the key to making sure you get the most out of your time on the saddle. Check out what each unique resort is offering, and make sure that you leave enough time to experience it all.
Within the boundaries of Canyons Resort there are more than 20 miles of XC trails, an expansive lift-served bike park, and the Red Pine Gondola that drops bikers at 8, 000 feet. Canyons offers quick and easy lift access to some of Park City’s most recognized trails. With the ten minute gondola ride, the famous Mid Mountain Trail is accessible to the full range of riders. As an IMBA-recognized Epic Ride, the Mid Mountain Trail is on a prestigious list of internationally notable “bucket list” rides.
Canyons completed their bike park in the summer of 2012. With four different skill-level trails, and loads of features and jumps, the park is designed for riders of all ability levels. From the top of the gondola, the High Meadows lift runs throughout the day and drops riders at the entrance of the park. Lift laps at the Canyons are fast, easy, and available to riders of all levels.
With two lifts that run throughout the summer, PCMR is a staple of convenient lift access to the mountain bike trail network. By taking Crescent Lift from the base of the resort, or Town Lift from the base of Main Street, you’ll find yourself centrally located amongst some of Park City’s most recognized signature trails. The high-speed 4 seat Crescent Lift, and 3 seat Town Lift all unload mountain bikers at access points for the IMBA recognized “Epic Ride” on the Mid-Mountain Trail.
The base of PCMR features an adventure zone, zip lines, Alpine Coaster, Legacy Launcher, Little Miners Park, climbing wall, and mini-golf. With dining and lodging options right at the base, and scenic lift access to Main Street, PCMR is a great family-friendly option that still provides world-class mountain biking access.
As the first of the three resorts in Park City to put concerted effort in to the development and maintenance of mountain bike trails, Deer Valley continues to be the center of convenient, well-planned lift access to the trail network. The traditional “start” of the IMBA Epic Mid-Mountain Trail is near the base of Deer Valley’s Sterling Lift and next to their Silver Lake Lodge.
With hiking trails, XC trails, and technical downhill trails, Deer Valley is the original web of diverse single track in Park City. Three lifts, two free bus access points over 8, 100 feet of elevation, and the world class customer service that is the hallmark of one of North America’s top ski resorts, make Deer Valley an incredibly versatile starting point for a mountain bike vacation.