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Park City Epic - IMBA EPIC

 4.7 (32)

25.5 Miles 41.1 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

3,514' 1,071 m

Ascent

-3,568' -1,087 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

9,886' 3,013 m

High

6,657' 2,029 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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A superb loop that will challenge the legs and lungs.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Situated above the ski town of Park City Utah lies one of the most diverse trail systems in the western US. The Park City trails include more than 350 miles of non-motorized trail on state, federal and over 7000 additional acres of preserved open space. Within this massive trail system lies a superb loop sure to challenge the legs and lungs.

The ride should be done in a clockwise direction in order to enjoy the climbing only trails for the massive ascent.

Need to Know

The Park City trail network is multi-use and sees plenty of foot and bicycle traffic. Further back into the trail system, be prepared to see equestrian traffic as well.

The trails are located at altitude above high mountain deserts. Bring plenty of water, food and clothing and be prepared for large temperature fluctuations and variable conditions throughout.

There are multiple intersections along the route that can lead into other drainages or even other towns. Have a map, have a plan and be prepared for a long day out.

Description

Starting at the Spiro access and kiosk, begin climbing up a two track for 500 feet. Take a hard right onto Armstrong and settle in for 10 miles of climbing to the high point of the ride.

Armstrong is steady up but a fairly easy pedal while Pine Cone will test you a bit. The punchiest parts come right before topping out on the Wasatch Crest.

Bask in the awesome views to west from the Crest. Ride north along a generally descending route with a few little climbs here and there.
These are in the form of a series of red dirt bluffs called the Fakies.

After the technical rock ridge, keep descending to the Dog Lake intersection. Stay right for a short easy climb.

After this climb, continue to stay left at the intersections that lead to view points on the ridge until arriving at a big meadow. Here a Y intersection will take users back to Park City or into Salt Lake City. Staying right into Park City is the only way to go. There is a big brown sign on the left hand trail saying No Bikes Allowed.

From the meadow intersection, the trail continues to descend with a short climb on the Crest Connector trail to the Mid Mountain Trail intersection. Bear left here and continue down to Ambush.

Follow Ambush to the end and bear left to ride out to Hwy 224, pedaling back to the beginning of the ride.

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Aug 11, 2018
Eric DeJong
Aug 3, 2018
wil chung
Cut out final road section. 22.5mi
Aug 1, 2018
Erik Brakke
Jul 23, 2018
Brian Malzahn
26.3mi
Jul 8, 2018
Michael Johnson
Jul 5, 2018
Sarah Lewis
Jul 2, 2018
David Goldberg
cruise pace. great weather. didn't send the rock ledges. 25.5mi
Jun 12, 2018
John Negomir
One of the most enjoyable uphills I've seen, great ride with a lot of variety. Long downhill on Ambush, not quite as fast and flowy as some trails. 25.5mi

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  4.6 from 31 votes

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Black Diamond? heh heh please. I live here. It's barely low-intermediate tech. It will burn your lungs, no doubt, but it's dirt sidewalk, kids. Jan 7, 2016

 
Agreed on the tech except for the 100' of the spine. If you go right after the crest connector, you can do Insurgent to spice up the descent. Ricochet if you want more intermediate stuff Aug 30, 2016
Did the mid-mountain to spiro variation today, which added some more tech and zero road to the route. Looks like it's about 7 miles longer. Aug 11, 2017

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