Wasatch Crest

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  4.5 from 13 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 5 votes
Rank: #1 in the Park City area
#8 in UT, #162 Overall
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Sep 25 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Alta,
“Classic high altitude singletrack - up there and out there.”
Leslie Kehmeier on Jul 29, 2013
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12.219.6 milesKilometers 1,149’350 m Ascent 9,892’3,015 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -2,669’-814 m Descent 7,611’2,320 m Low 21% Max Grade (12°)
Wasatch Crest is one of those routes that satisfies the soul of anyone who like to pedal a bike. It's high alpine with 360 views just about the entire time - you're definitely up there and out there.

The Crest has multiple access points (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Mill Creek Canyon and Park City) - choose your own adventure and level of challenge. Starting from Park City will provide a good dose of moderate climbing and multiple loop options. This makes a good shuttle ride if you start from the top of Guardsman Pass.

Between the Pinecone and the Crest Connector the trail is not overly technical but still provides a handful of challenges. Be prepared for the Fakies, a series of short climbs that punctuate a fun descent.
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One big fast and flowy lap for all divisions (sans Beginner)
near Park City, UT
5.0 (1)
Combining a great start that "sorts" out the divisions with as much singletra...
near Alta, UT

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PHOTOS of Wasatch Crest
  4.2 from 5 votes
Great tour of the Crest! (Alta, UT)
  4.0 from 2 votes
Just before Big Water Forks with Dog Lake. (Snyderville, UT)
  4.0 from 2 votes
Looking over at Solitude from the Wasatch Crest Trail. This is the stuff... (Park City, UT)
  4.0 from 2 votes
The pink sunset made everything glow pink. (Snyderville, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Top of the "Spin" on Wasatch Crest Trail looking down on Lake Desolation (Snyderville, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
The views from the top after a brutal climb. (Park City, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Views from the top of Puke Hill (Wasatch Crest) (Alta, UT)
  3.5 from 4 votes
Looking west at the Wasatch Crest trail from the top of Puke Hill (Alta, UT)
  3.0 from 5 votes
The views are spectacular from the Wasatch Crest (Alta, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Nice flowy section. (Alta, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
nice gentle approach to a great spot. (East Millcreek, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Shallow corner in the trail (Alta, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Little jump for the ride down. (Alta, UT)