South Valley Park

3.05 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 500 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
South Valley Park is a 909 acre park with approximately 6.8 miles of natural surface trails and 1.2 miles of hard surface trails. Nestled between striking red stone Fountain/Lyon geological formations, South Valley Park provides visitors with stunning landscapes and a momentary retreat from the neighboring urban tempo.

This is an excellent place for beginners. Wide, flat trails with great scenery. Or.. Deer Creek Valley is right next door, so you can also hit South Valley Park after you make your way down Plymouth Creek from Deer Creek if you wish to add 30-40 more minutes of easy riding with great landscapes.

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (22)


October 14, 2014
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Excellent scenery--boring singletrack. This area's greatest value lies in it being an option for adding a few miles after riding Deer Creek Canyon.


June 15, 2014
Review: This trail is excellent for someone that lives close to it and wants to explore that area it worth it. You defanitly need to connect it with Deer Creek Canyons trail network and just explore that whole are. South Valley its self is beautiful but very short, some trails are only for hikers also. Elk Meadows to Rattlesnake is the way to connect Deer Creek Canyon and South Valley. Its short but is flowy with great views.


December 4, 2012
tetontom Trailblazer  
Review: If this is the closest riding to your house, then it's not a bad deal. But it's definitely NOT a destination ride.
In about an hour, I rode all the trails, and a few of the segments both ways.
I thought the Lyons Back/Pass connector trail was a good short climb, the Columbine was somewhat interesting, and the Grazing Elk Loop had some pretty nice flow. Other than that I thought the best fun was catching some airs on the Coyote song water-bars...
I should also give credit to the Rattlesnake Gulch trail; short but really nicely constructed. Definitely the best way to get over to the Deer Creek trails, and really fun both ways. Too bad there aren't more like it...

Bunny Hop

August 24, 2012
Review: Even as a beginner I would say this trail is very easy with the exception of all the loose sand on the trail, which can make for a few challenging climbs, albeit very short climbs. Nice views and there are other trails it connects too, I give this trail a 3 based mostly on the scenery.


March 22, 2012
Review: This trail is really easy. Gets sandy in a few areas and has some fast sections. Overall enjoyable. Oh, just don't ride in the middle of summer it gets really hot with the heat from the grass.


August 30, 2011
Ceeski Gramcounter  
Review: This trail is one of several on my way home from work, and quite frankly, my last choice. The scenery is cool if you want to show someone some interesting rock formations, but as far as the ride goes, repeating it is kinda boring. Cathy Johnson can be a fast downhill, but it's not technical. This is a great trail if you want to introduce your kids to mountain biking, or need a 30-45 minute workout after work.


June 29, 2011
bikerboy3 Gramcounter  
Review: Overall, nice trail. This one has some awesome views of the red rocks in the area and is not that hard or long. Make sure to start at the south parking lot though if you want to start your ride uphill.

Similar Trail: Matthews/Winters

Granny Gear

June 29, 2011

* Review edited 6/28/2011


March 31, 2011
Review: Not too bad, nothing special tho, almost ran over a rattlesnake here last year. Close to home. Decent climbing.

Bunny Hop

March 27, 2011
silver4u Bunny Hop  
Review: Great course to ride if your shy on time. One flaw for the trail is that most parts of the trail are like sand pits. Its a awsome ride back to the car if you park past Locheed Martin and take the cement path back. You get some nice speed

South Valley Park MTB Trail 3.05 out of 5 based on 22 ratings. 22 user reviews.
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