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Wasatch Crest

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (122)

Classic high altitude singletrack - up there and out there.


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12.5

Miles

20.1

KM

Singletrack

9,882' 3,012 m

High

7,616' 2,321 m

Low

1,084' 330 m

Up

2,656' 810 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Bikes allowed on EVEN days on the Upper Millcreek Canyon trails. Odd days recommended to head east to Canyons from base of Murdock Peak or west onto Mill D to Desolation Lake, just north of Desolation Peak.

Description

Wasatch Crest is one of those routes that satisfies the soul of anyone who likes to pedal a bike. It's high alpine with 360-degree views just about the entire time - you're definitely up there and out there.

The Crest has multiple access points (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Millcreek 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Linda George

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  4.8 from 122 votes

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Photos

Great tour of the Crest!
Nov 18, 2013 near Snyderv…, UT
Near the top of the Wasatch Crest Trail, looking down into Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Sep 4, 2016 near Park City, UT
Beginning one of the many descents on the Wasatch Crest Trail with Solitude Ski Area in the background.
Sep 4, 2016 near Park City, UT
Flowy singletrack, what is not to like?
Oct 12, 2016 near Snyderv…, UT
Just before Big Water Forks with Dog Lake.
Oct 7, 2015 near Snyderv…, UT
The balancing act on top of the spine section of the Wasatch Crest Trail. Photo by Mike Swim // mikezswim.com
Jun 13, 2018 near Snyderv…, UT

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Sep 26, 2021
Sarah Penrod
9.8mi — 1h 49m
Sep 25, 2021
Brock H
Sep 16, 2021
Joel P
Dusty and a little smokey. 22.7mi — 2h 10m
Aug 1, 2021
John Rogers
Great ride 12.5mi — 9h 00m
Jul 24, 2021
AhNah SheDidnt
Guardmans pass to bottom of Millcreek park n ride 20.8mi — 2h 41m
Jul 3, 2021
Will s
Jun 26, 2021
Eric Showalter
22.3mi — 2h 41m
Apr 18, 2021
Brice Corcoran