Type: Loops, out & back routes, single track
Rating: Intermediate, Advanced
The Mid Mountain Trail is a designated IMBA Epic Ride and covers over 20 miles, winding through some spectacular aspen and conifer groves, through deep canyons and over several creeks. Most trail users choose to ride from Silver Lake Lodge at Deer Valley, Armstrong Trail or Jenni's Trail, across Mid Mountain, and then down Ambush Trail to Canyons Resort. To return, shuttle from the lower Canyons parking lot or hop on the city bus. Although the trail follows an approximate 8,000-foot contour and remains relatively flat in and around the ski resorts, there is still a bit of ascending and descending along the way. Various access points and parking are within private residential areas, so make sure to check the map and plan your trek accordingly.
Thanks to The Colony and Canyons Resort, there are now a couple of alternative trails and routes in the Iron Mountain area. These trails will add distance and challenge to your Mid Mountain Trail experience. Use the newest trail in the area, Pinecone Ridge Trail, to ride a 30-mile loop on the Wasatch Crest Trail. Begin by riding up Armstrong Trail, continue to Pinecone Ridge, right on the Wasatch Crest Trail, down the Ridge Connector Trail, right on Mid Mountain Trail and down Spiro to Park City Mountain Resort.
Trails: Ambush Trail, Colin’s Trail, Mid Mountain Trail, Pinecone Ridge Trail, Ridge Connector Trail, Rob’s Trail, Rosebud’s Heaven, UOP
Access points are from Silver Lake Lodge at Deer Valley, various locations within Park City Mountain and Canyons Resort. Please do not park in the Community Church parking lot on Sundays between 8am and 12pm. Best parking for this area is in the lower Canyons Resort parking lot.