Mountain Biking Utah’s Famous Wasatch Crest Trail

Looking West From Crest Trail

Park City, UT was recently named a Gold Medal Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association with a record breaking score of 96/100 earned due to its combination of great mountain biking trails, terrific lodging and restaurant options, bike shops and biker friendly amenities.

Fall Colors on the Wasatch Crest

One of the most epic rides that helped Park City earn this title is the famous Wasatch Crest Trail.  The ride is as described – following the Crest of the Wasatch Mountain chain affording incredible views of both Park City to the east, Big Cottonwood Canyon to the west and Salt Lake City to the northwest as it takes the rider from behind the Deer Valley Resort, over the top of Park City Mountain‘s Scott’s Bowl and then on to the Legendary 9990 Bowl at Canyons Resort.

On top of Wasatch Crest, Park City Utah Mountain Biking

Its all downhill from here!

From there, the rider can drop into the Park City area via trails that wind through Canyons resort, or take the western route through Mill Creek Canyon and drop down directly into Salt Lake City!  The trail is mostly well groomed single track with occasional fire roads that provide an opportunity to take in the fantastic views.  Other than the descriptively named “Puke Hill” it is mostly an intermediate ride with short climbs and descents.

Biking Wasatch Crest Trail in Salt Lake City, UT

Tunnel Of Color

If you are mountain biking in Park City, UT you want to put the Crest Trail on your list of “Must Dos.”  Don’t live in Utah, but want to enjoy the goods?  Let Mountain Reservations help you plan your dream trip.  Call 1-800-754-9378, or visit

Enjoying The Downhill From the Crest

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