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Prospect #413

Intermediate

Trail

8.4 mile 13.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 804' 245 m
Descent: -1,855' -565 m
High: 10,947' 3,337 m
Low: 9,497' 2,895 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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Trail shared by Paul Byrne

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.

Description

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.
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Oct 9, 2019
Zack Freeburg
1h 15m
Oct 8, 2019
Zack Freeburg
From Alta Lakes down to Blvd Trail
Aug 24, 2019
Craig Arnwine
Aug 11, 2019
Brian Thomas
Little wet made for sticky trail
Sep 30, 2018
Katie Purdy
Sep 15, 2018
Drew Turner
Aug 26, 2018
Pacy Woonteiler
Aug 12, 2018
Jasmine Board
8.4mi

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  4.4 from 33 votes

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Photos

Amazing views of the mountain range!
Oct 13, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Some awesome, moody views from Prospect Trail.
Jul 5, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Climbing and descending Prospect
Aug 21, 2019 near Mountai…, CO
The Prospect Trail winds its way through the talus flow.
Nov 10, 2015 near Mountai…, CO
Tallus/Rockslide in summer.
Jul 30, 2013 near Mountai…, CO
Flowy downhill through the trees.
Aug 5, 2016 near Mountai…, CO

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