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Lost Prospector

Intermediate
 4.0 (21)

A quick ride featuring smooth descents, moderate climbs, and an overlook of Park City Proper.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

7,250' 2,210 m

High

6,893' 2,101 m

Low

410' 125 m

Up

136' 41 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

While this trail can be ridden in either direction, starting from Aerie Drive offers longer descents and more cross-mountain riding. Parking is available on either end, but access from the rail trail requires parking near White Pine Touring. Once finished you can take the bus back to your car on Aerie Drive, or bike back. While this trail is easily accessed without a shuttle, having access to one cuts down the time enough to make it a great lunch break ride.

Throughout the ride there are great views of Park City proper, as well as the surrounding mountains and ski resorts. During the descent there are a few rocks and roots, but otherwise Lost Prospector is a very smooth trail, great for fast descents and carving through corners.

When riding the trail from the Rail Trail entrance, the climb is significantly longer, but features a more technical descent with looser dirt and rockier sections of trail. Accessing Lost Prospector this way provides a more rigorous workout, and definitely pays off with a more challenging descent.

All in all, Lost Prospector is a great short trail, providing fast descents and rigorous climbs depending on the rider's mood. With connections to many other trails in the area, it's very easy to mix in different sections of trail to your regular ride.

Contacts

Shared By:

Gaelen Schiedel-Webb with improvements by Ryan Boothe

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 21 votes

#5

in Park City

#1950

Overall
  4.0 from 21 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Park City

#142

in Utah

#1,950

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Photos

Great view of Park City valley below.
Aug 4, 2020 near Park City, UT

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Jul 2, 2023
Dan 60D5H411
With Owen, Eliana, Tina
Jul 10, 2022
Brent Christensen
Trail was in great shape. Did it from the Skid Row entry and it was a perfect loop from the Marriott/main street Sunday band stand.
Nov 15, 2021
Jed Hansen
Initial Prospector to Deer Valley Dr is somewhat muddy. Masonic connect to prospect is good. Prospect to skid row is muddy, lots of loose dogs. 9mi — 9h 00m
Jul 23, 2021
Jenica Draney
Beautiful mid-morning ride. My first time riding trails at Deer Valley! 6.8mi — 1h 04m
Jul 12, 2021
Rob R
Sep 20, 2020
Sean Wiggins
22mi
Sep 3, 2020
Russ Gowan
Dry, dusty but nicely wooded in places. Good blue trail rating. Someone told me to be careful of moose... But didn't see any. This is apparently… 3.8mi — 0h 44m
Aug 2, 2020
andy knouse
A great mix of flow and easy technical sections with exposed and shaded riding.