Park City: The Mountain Biking Golden Child Of Utah

by Wil Barrett 3

What if I were to tell you about a dream destination that had over 400 miles of singletrack at your disposal? A place high up in the mountains, where you could explore a new trail every day for weeks on end? A place with trail connectivity like nothing else you’ve experienced before, where you could take advantage of a free bus service and chairlift infrastructure to link up multiple trail centres into the one epic ride?

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Park City, Utah.

But what if I were to tell you that this place wasn’t just all about the riding? What if this beautiful alpine environment was also packed full of family-friendly outdoors activities, and free open-air music festivals during summer? And what if it had an amazing foodie culture too? A place with multiple microbreweries, a whiskey distillery and award-winning restaurants?

Would you tell me I’m dreamin’?

I would too, if it weren’t for the fact this mountain biker’s dream really does exist. And it’s called Park City.

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Comments (3)

  1. Salt Lake is a good base also, and cheap to stay. Short drive/bus to loads of resorts (this is from ski experience, but got to be the same for bikes). Great brewery stuff in town. Beerhive is a must. Close to airport, close to mountains. Interstate to other adventures. Longer trip down to Moab perhaps.

    What are the lift prices like for Park City in the summer though? Since merging with The Canyons the winter ski pass prices are extortionate.

  2. Off up there start of August 🙂 Looking forward to visit 2 with all the lifts open this time – I’ll be staying up in Park City I think, lots of good bars and places to hang out

  3. @deadkenn – agreed! As for lift prices, you can get on the Deer Valley chairlifts for as little as $10 USD, or about $45 USD for a Gold Pass that allows you to ride the lift as many times as you can, all day long. The Park City lifts are a bit cheaper, at $30 USD for an all-day pass. Season tickets are obviously the way to go if you’re there for more than a few days.

    You’ll love it @mikewsmith!

    For coffee, check out Atticus Book Store and Campos – both very good.

    For food and drink, the Wasatch Brewery is great, as is the High West, and food at both venues is the bees knees! The No Name Saloon bar is also a must-do for a bustling bar for the evenings – highly recommended!

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