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Wasatch Crest

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

12.5 mile 20.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,084' 330 m
Descent: -2,656' -810 m
High: 9,882' 3,012 m
Low: 7,616' 2,321 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

Classic high altitude singletrack - up there and out there.

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Description

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

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

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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
Just before Big Water Forks with Dog Lake.
Oct 7, 2015 near Snyderv…, UT
Flowy singletrack, what is not to like?
Oct 12, 2016 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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