Wasatch Crest Trail For Mountain Biking

The 12th most popular mountain bike trail in Utah.

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East of Salt Lake City and northwest of Park City, the Wasatch Crest Trail is an incredibly scenic section of the Great Western Trail along the Wasatch Crest that is locally known as the Wasatch Crest Trail. This 22 mile section runs from Scotts Pass in the south up to Mill Creek in the north. The route combines doubletrack and singletrack, and offers up panoramic vistas as it rolls over alpine summits down into aspen forests.

Wasatch Crest Trail is a 22 mile long round-trip route with panoramic views.

Note: Bikes are permitted on the Wasatch Crest Trail only on even numbered days of the week.

To reach mountain biking at the Mill Creek Trailhead from Salt Lake City, follow US215 to Exit #4 for Mill Creek Canyon. Head east on Mill Creek Canyon Road for about 9 miles to the trailhead parking area at Big Water Gulch.

The trail starts by heading east up to the Crest and then follows the ridge southeast towards Guardsman Pass.

Overall, Wasatch Crest Trail is the 12th most popular mountain bike trail of all 73 mountain biking rides in Utah. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Wasatch Crest Trail including Park City Mountain Resort and Mid Mountain Trail.

Wasatch Crest Trail (UT/US)

Wasatch Crest Trail (UT/US)

Wasatch Crest Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Park City Visitors (800) 453-1360; WCNF (801) 625-5112; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Maple Cove Campground; Chateau Apres, Park City (435) 649-9372; Old Miner Lodge, Park City (435) 645-8068

Luxury Loding:  Washington School House Hotel (800) 824-1672; Stein Ericksen Lodge (800) 453-1302; Goldener Hirsch Inn (800) 252-3373

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bridge Cafe, Park City; Eating Establishment

GPS:  40.65284, -111.50887

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  6517

Wasatch Crest Trail Mountain Biking Map


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