Mid Mountain

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
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About this trail
Mid Mountain Loop can be summed up in one word, "extraordinary"!! Mid Mountain is an epic ride that begins in Park City and climbs the Spiro Trail, touches very briefly on the Powerline Trail, then makes it's way all the way down to the Canyons Resort! It finishes off on a nice paved bike path, the Farm Trail and the Olympic Trail, back to the trailhead. Mid Mountain is a definitive cross country ride, 24.01 mile loop, with an elevation gain of 3,701'. As I was making the grind up Spiro trail a quote from Garrison Keillor came to me, "Stones and trees speak very slowly. Sometimes it takes a full week before they say one sentence. Few people have the patience to wait for an answer from an oak." I felt I was making this climb so slow that I would have been able to carry on a conversation with an oak!! But as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, " The years teach what the days never know." And then, heaven, singletrack heaven!! Mid Mountain climbs and drops more then a barn swallow hunting on a late summer afternoon. This is not a ride to be taken lightly, come prepared with extra water and a power bar or two!

Vertical Gain: 3,472'
20.64 mile point to point
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

August 24, 2017
Review: The Mid Mountain Trail sidles around the mountainside above the greater Park City area. It is a two-way, shared trail that traverses forests, meadows and numerous ski slopes between Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Village, a distance of 22 miles, with many nice views over the valley of Park City below. It undulates between 7900 feet and 8500 feet so there are no sustained climbs or descents once you're on the trail. There are not many steep pinches - just a few at the Canyons Village end.

It's a schizophrenic trail - the Deer Valley end is a leisurely mellow ride. It is more rocky and uneven at the Canyons Village end and short sections need advanced riding skills. It's also very popular with both walkers and bikers, so is best saved for a weekday. It is not a wilderness ride - you're very close to condos and houses at either end but there is a back-country feel mid section around Iron Mountain....

There are several trails that descend from the trail to civilization at the Deer Valley end of the trail but there are no legal descents for a 12 mile stretch at the Canyons end. A good way down about mid-way is the Spiro Trail....

I rode the Mid Mountain Trail as a shuttle starting from Silver Lake Village in the Deer Valley Resort area and finished at Canyons Village. The shuttle logistics are easy - park at the big car park near the Canyons bus stop and catch one of the free, frequent, bike-carrying buses from Canyons Village to the bus station in downtown Park City. Change to the Silver Lake bus (first run at 10am) - also free, frequent and bike-carrying! The bus will drop you at Silver Lake which is 8100 feet high and you're on your way having climbed 1200 feet without turning a pedal!!! (The buses get busy at weekends and they carry only 3 or 6 bikes.)


January 17, 2017
ireiman Gramcounter  
Review: Super fun trail that can get you to almost every other trail around the resorts and it is a treat to ride itself.

Granny Gear

October 1, 2016
showe1966 Granny Gear  
Review: I read the reviews and found this trail very disappointing. I ride my bike to be at one with beautiful mountain wilderness. You can forget that on this trail as it is in the middle of a whole bunch of ugly condos and ski slopes the whole time. It was pretty gruesome viewing. Luckily, I drove over guardsman pass in my rental car to get back to salt lake city and it was stunningly beautiful. Next time, I'm riding on the other side of the ridge away from the ski resort.

July 17, 2015
Review: Great trail with numerous options. The Mid Mountain trail itself is an up and down X/C trail. It doesn't have big climbs, unless you are talking about the other trails that connect from town up to the Mid Mountain, such as Armstrong, Jenny's or Spiro. M/M can be used from Park City Mountain Resort lifts to make an incredible D/H trail, when connecting with the other trails that end at the base area. If you want to climb, do not use Spiro. This is a multi directional trail that gets a lot of very fast riders going downhill. The classic ride is to climb up Armstrong (which is uphill only), go south on Mid Mountain, then drop back into town using Spiro. Spiro has big bermed turns and great lines for descending.

Granny Gear

June 28, 2015
nbelfay Granny Gear  
Review: An outstanding intermediate trail. A good amount of climbing, descending and mileage, but nothing too technical. You'll need fitness, but not a lot of technical prowess to enjoy this trail. This trail can be done on a XC rig.

Granny Gear

June 28, 2015
nbelfay Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail with mixed trees and exposure. Good amount of climbing and downhill, but truly an intermediate trail in that there's nothing so steep as to inhibit sustained climbing or descending even if you're on a XC rig.

Granny Gear

June 28, 2015
nbelfay Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail with mixed trees and exposure. Good amount of climbing and downhill, but truly an intermediate trail in that there's nothing so steep as to inhibit sustained climbing or descending even if you're on a XC rig.


June 8, 2015
gregval Gnarly  
Review: Great trail, for weekdays. We rode up Jenni's, then south on MM. Talked to a local mtn biker near the Montage, and he suggested going back north on Little Chief/John's 99. Great decision, older narrower hand-built trail, quite flat, no people. Then we continued north on MM,came down Spiro. Great loop, about 2500 feet of climbing and about 18 miles.

MM is very smooth, a few more rocks as you go north.

As folks have said, DO NOT ride this on a weekend, but do ride it if you can other times. We rode during the week in early June, and only saw a few riders.


December 16, 2014
Review: A Classic PC ride that, as its name suggests, takes you to the middle of the wasatch back range where you simply traverse 20 or so miles finishing up in the Canyons resort. Certainly can be ridden in either direction, but I get the sense most ride northward. You run across a couple large ravines so there are climbs and fast downhill sections along the way. Pack a camera and lunch and just enjoy the scenes.


September 15, 2014
dgw2jr Singletrack  
Review: The trail itself is nice. But there are far too many people for this to be enjoyable. Go during the week if you can.

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