Sweeney's Switchbacks

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  4.0 from 2 votes
black  Difficult from 1 vote
Rank: #12 in the Park City area
#156 in UT, #3,836 Overall
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Trail in the area near Park City,
“A highly varied trail best done downhill.”
Nick Wilder on Aug 3, 2013
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1.72.7 milesKilometers 45’14 m Ascent 7,760’2,365 m High 8% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -695’-212 m Descent 7,110’2,167 m Low 22% Max Grade (12°)
This trail starts with tight narrow switchbacks that don't seem to be ridden very often - probably because you are above the bottom of John's Trail. This section is difficult and not worth climbing up unless you need to ride every inch of it.

Where it hits John's Trail, it becomes somewhat rocky for a while and merits the black diamond rating, and is either interesting or irritating, depending on your skill level. But then it opens up and gets easier and easier all the way down. There are many intersections but they're all well marked.

As you get near the bottom, it becomes a dirt road with great views of the town of Park City.

You'll come across several of the historic towers that carried mining ore down from the mountain.
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5.0 (1)
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
5.0 (1)
A great division sorting start on doubletrack, then all fun on a forested sin...
near Park City, UT

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PHOTOS of Sweeney's Switchbacks
  3.0 from 2 votes
Switchbacking around an old mine hole (Park City, UT)
  3.0 from 1 vote
Excellent views of Park City from Sweeney's. (Park City, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
A sweet little rock garden on Sweeney's. (Park City, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
A pretty, forested section near the start of John's Trail. (Park City, UT)