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Sweeney's Switchbacks

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (5)

A highly varied trail best done downhill.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Singletrack

7,760' 2,365 m

High

7,110' 2,167 m

Low

45' 14 m

Up

695' 212 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail starts with tight narrow switchbacks that don't seem to be ridden very often - probably because you are above the bottom of John's Trail. This section is difficult and not worth climbing up unless you need to ride every inch of it.

Where it hits John's Trail, it becomes somewhat rocky for a while and merits the black diamond rating, and is either interesting or irritating, depending on your skill level. But then it opens up and gets easier and easier all the way down. There are many intersections but they're all well marked.

As you get near the bottom, it becomes a dirt road with great views of the town of Park City.

You'll come across several of the historic towers that carried mining ore down from the mountain.

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#18

in Park City

#10478

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#18

in Park City

#356

in Utah

#10,478

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Photos

Switchbacking around an old mine hole
Aug 1, 2013 near Park City, UT
Excellent views of Park City from Sweeney's.
Aug 5, 2015 near Park City, UT
A sweet little rock garden on Sweeney's.
Aug 5, 2015 near Park City, UT
A pretty, forested section near the start of John's Trail.
Aug 5, 2015 near Park City, UT

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