Prospect

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Trail

8.4 Miles 13.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

804' 245 m

Ascent

-1,855' -565 m

Descent

10,947' 3,337 m

High

9,497' 2,895 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

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Best XC ride on the the resort.

Paul Byrne

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Telski generally opens the trail around July 1 due to elk calving closures. The Gondola is also closed during off-seasons so human power only during October and April/May.
Perhaps the best XC ride on the ski resort. Fun XC riding includes 2 climbs and a really fun and flowy downhill section in the trees.

Access this trail by leaving the top of the gondola and riding up past the top of Coonskin Chair (#7). Follow the signs on your right and you can't get lost.
The second significant climb leaves you at a Teepee next to the Ute Park Chair. Here the trail splits and you can either go left at the platform to do the prospect loop. But to follow the above GPS track, and the more fun riding, go straight up through the trees and then turn right onto the singletrack for some delightful downhilling in the trees. At the road take the right fork and rejoin the trail on the right hand side of the road. (going left at the fork will take you to Alta Lakes and T35, but route finding is not easy and the ride will be much longer and more committing).

From here there is some more xc and then a big downhill on dry loose terrain until you hit pavement next to the mountain village grocery store/ gondola station. Turn right here to join up with Jurassic/Boomerang or ride back to the gondola.
Enjoy!

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Oct 14, 2016
Christopher Gagne
OMG, The Prospect Trail is sick fun!
Sep 30, 2016
Ro M0
AAAAMMAAAAZING!!! The climb is a bitch if you aren't acclimated to the altitude but the downhill is soo worth it! Great trip across all most the park 8.6mi — 1h 10m
Sep 3, 2016
Rachel Ch
Muddy 8.4mi — 2h 00m
Aug 12, 2016
Sandyclimbs40 Vojik
Free gondola to the top! Very well marked trail
Aug 9, 2016
Rosco Ross
Jul 31, 2016
Matt.Velt Veltkamp
Jul 28, 2016
Lawrence Bejarano
Jul 6, 2016
Erin DeCesaris
Awesome! Hard climb up but great downhill for the second half 8.4mi — 2h 15m

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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looking forward to ride this trail next month! Jul 6, 2014


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