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Jeremy Ranch Road

Jeremy Ranch Road

Written by Carlos Interone, on Mar 04, 2021

This is perhaps one of the most well-known rides around when it comes to mixed-terrain, but it’s certainly not something to be done without some sort of preparation. Plenty of climbing, but there’s nothing particularly steep. Be prepared for some serious dustiness going down Jeremy Ranch Road and through Echo...
The Park City Loop

The Park City Loop

Written by Carlos Interone, on Mar 04, 2021

Some might complain about a general lack of climbing, but this ride is mad rewarding for a loop that can be done in an hour and a half. Truly a great choice for some sort of gravel bike, as a hardtail mountain bike feels slow on the road, and a...
Tollgate Canyon

Tollgate Canyon

Written by Carlos Interone, on Mar 04, 2021

An interesting choice, if only because nobody really thinks about it. Found between Coalville and Wanship, traffic is fairly minimal considering that this is technically a residential area. The ride itself is pretty, lined with pine, and is an excellent way to get out of the heat. More than anything,...
Millcreek Canyon

Millcreek Canyon

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

If you decide to ride from the shop to the base of Millcreek Canyon, you’ll be treated to a network of inner city bike paths, a beautiful canyon that is noticeably cooler than the city during the summer, and an excellent descent out of the canyon. While there is some...
Little Cottonwood Canyon

Little Cottonwood Canyon

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Out of all of these must-ride routes, Little Cottonwood Canyon is perhaps the most must-ride route in the Salt Lake Valley. In the winter, you’ll find a ton of drivers going to Alta and Snowbird, but the summer reveals one of the best climbs in the Salt Lake area. This...
Cascade Springs

Cascade Springs

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Looking for a forest road retreat during the heat of the summer that's perfect for your gravel bike? Look no further than here, where the high elevation and amount of natural springs and streams make this a scenic ride to be sure. Cascade Springs Road is lined by beautiful Alpines,...
Alpine Loop

Alpine Loop

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Considered by many to be the best road bike ride in the area, the Alpine Loop combines breathtaking scenery and tough climbs into one 45 mile ride. It can be a respite on a particularly warm day; the winding road up is hugged by lush vegetation and mountain streams that...
Big Cottonwood Canyon

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of the most popular big climbs in Salt Lake City. While the Cottonwood Canyons are known for their winter skiing, they offer plenty for cyclists of all levels the rest of the year. The climb itself is used as a descent in the Tour of...
Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a series of trails along the slope of the Wasatch Mountains where the old shoreline of Lake Bonneville met the hills. Sections of trail are found from Ogden to Payson. The northern Salt Lake City section extends from City Creek Canyon to Emigration Canyon. This...
Bobsled

Bobsled

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

The Bobsled loop in Salt Lake City, Utah is an excellent place for anyone with technical capability looking to have some fun without leaving city limits. This loop highlights the infamous Bobsled downhill descent, a 1000 foot descent over 1.6 miles. Bobsled is known for its meaty descent in the...
Lost Lad

Lost Lad

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Lost Lad trail in Salt Lake City, Utah is a relatively new trail. It may be out the way, but its a quick way to get out of the city without *leaving* the city. There are three towers in the climb the Lost Lad trail. The climb to the first...
Mormon Pioneer

Mormon Pioneer

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

The Mormon Pioneer Trail near Salt Lake City, Utah, climbs from near Little Dell Reservoir up to Big Mountain Pass, and it follows the Donner Party and Mormon pioneers. This trail is fairly smooth, but the climb through the switchbacks make you earn the excellent descent. It's easy-intermediate technical, but...
Wasatch Crest

Wasatch Crest

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

If there’s any mountain bike ride to do in the Salt Lake City and Park City area, the Wasatch Crest Trail in Park City, Utah would be it. That said, it requires a rider willing to grunt their way up the trail to nearly 10,000 feet elevation. Once there, riders...
Road to WOS

Road to WOS

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Well-designed and with tons of tree cover, Road to WOS trail is an excellent summer ride for anyone looking to escape the heat a little bit. Elevation is a bit high at first, but it’s a straightforward ride that semi-experienced beginners will love. There is a fair bit of climbing...
Round Valley

Round Valley

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

The Round Valley trail system is accessible no matter where you are in Park City. It features multiple trailheads, with multiple ways to connect any number of trails. You can make the ride as easy or as difficult as you want. Good mix of fast singletrack, flowing trails and rock...