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Lost Prospector

 3.8 (9)

3.8 Miles 6.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

410' 125 m

Ascent

-136' -41 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

7,250' 2,210 m

High

6,893' 2,101 m

Low

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All Clear 58 days ago
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A quick ride featuring smooth descents, moderate climbs, and an overlook of Park City Proper.

Gaelen Schiedel-Webb

Dogs Unknown

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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.

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Jul 4, 2018
Shannon Tormoen
May 28, 2018
Sidney Hilton
Apr 29, 2018
Danielle Davies
moose 20 feet off the trail
Sep 10, 2017
tharlow harlow
Aug 5, 2017
Bruce Smithhammer
Jul 19, 2017
Tryhard Scoville
May 29, 2017
Rie Sasaki
May 21, 2017
Todd Kercher

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  3.8 from 9 votes

#10

in Park City

#5838

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  3.8 from 9 votes
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#10

in Park City

#227

in Utah

#5,838

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2,329 Since May 21, 2013
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Don't be afraid to start up Skid Row to connect to Lost Prospector (better to start here when you're fresh, and finish here as a reward). Narrow singletrack at times with limited visibility - but low traffic. Great views of Park City. Jul 3, 2016
Came up on a black bear about 1 mile from the trailhead on Aerie drive at around 5pm today. Just a heads up to the post-work riders! Jul 12, 2017

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