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Trail

11.3 mile 18.2 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,189' 362 m
Descent: -1,189' -362 m
High: 7,132' 2,174 m
Low: 6,689' 2,039 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A great high desert loop tying together the best singletrack in the Round Valley Open Space.

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Overview

Like most of the trails in Park City, this loop is super accessible from just about anywhere in town. With a moderate climb/descend pattern, a good mix of fast and flowy singletrack, nice vistas and a few techy rock gardens thrown in the mix to keep you honest, this neighborhood ride has a little something for everyone.

Description

Beginning at the Park City Ice Arena, turn right and head straight up Rambler. This section of trail rolls easily along the hillside as bench cut singletrack. Bypass Ramble On, for now, and follow the trail to the left as it ascends one of the steeper hills on the ride. Luckily this well-built trail has multiple switchbacks, lessening the climb's grade.

At the top and its associated 4-way intersection, turn right onto Rusty Shovel. This is a super fun downhill with multiple switchbacks that allow for some great flow. At the bottom, turn left onto Ramble On. Added in 2012, this trail is a fun bench cut trail that contours (and climbs, slightly) to an intersection with Rambler.

Turn right onto Rambler which rolls past Round Valley Express and Rademan Ridge. At the second Rademan Ridge intersection, turn left and join this trail for a short stint. At the next intersection, bear right on La Dee Duh. This trail features tight winding singletrack littered with sandstone slabs - off camber, mini problems. It's a fun and challenging connector without much vertical gain or loss.

From La Dee Duh turn left onto Round Valley Express for a very short period, then turn right onto Backslide. This section switchbacks up, then contours around a small knob. From the knob continue east as you wind your way down these smooth turns. Ride straight across Matt's Flat and Valderoad to Nowhere Elks, which is a great climb almost gaining the main ridge in Round Valley. Finally, you've earned the last descent of this ride, nice work.

Turn right onto Somewhere Elks drops for almost a mile as flowing, semi-technical singletrack. Regardless of ability level, Somewhere Elks will have you grinning ear-to-ear as its swooping turns usher you down the hill. At the end of this trail, ride across to Practice Loops to Ability Way, which will take you back to the Ice Arena!

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Jul 5, 2019
Chad Ledtje
Jun 15, 2019
David Nilson
10.5mi — 1h 47m
Jun 8, 2019
Kori Jo
Jun 8, 2019
Russell Ochoa
Nov 3, 2018
brian laprairie
Oct 28, 2018
Nic G
Went all over. Muddy on north sides. Not ideal but rambler clear 13mi
Oct 27, 2018
Alan Hill
Oct 27, 2018
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  4.1 from 22 votes

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#569

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