August 21, 2017
In terms of modern lift-assisted bike parks, the Canyons Bike Park (officially known as Park City Bike Park at Canyons Village) does not measure up!
There are three lifts - the Red Pine Gondola, the High Meadow Chairlift and the Short Cut Chairlift. There are a couple of good trails off the Meadow Chairlift but they are less than a mile long and descent only 250 feet. There is one trail off the Short Cut Chairlift called Drop Kick - it's blue (intermediate) and features drops. It is less than a mile long and descends about 300 feet.
All up there are 1.4 miles of easy trails, 1.3 miles of intermediate trails, 2.5 miles of advanced downhill trails and 2 miles of extreme downhill trails including Canyons Downhill - a one mile long trail that descends 1350 feet. It features extremely steep, rocky chutes and not much else.
A number of cross-country trails can be accessed from the chairlifts including Ricochet which is a bumpy down-sloping cross-country trail, two and a half miles long, devoid of interesting technical features. It descends 1300 feet back to the base of the bike park.
There are a few good features in the trails but overall they are tired old hucksters that lack magic. For some real bike park downhill fun head across Park City to Deer Valley where you'll find some great intensely technical trails and a couple of outstanding flow-jump trails.