Wasatch Crest

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.73 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 6,800 ft
9,686
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The Wasatch Crest Trail (GWT) is probably one of the best, if not the very best, singletrack trail in Utah! I prefer to do this ride as an out and back, starting at Millcreek Canyon's Big Water Trailhead! You can start at the top of Scotts Pass, but you won't get the full effect of the ride!! You can also start at the Mill D North Fork trail up to Lake Desolation. Take extreme care when crossing the "Spine" above Lake Desolation, it is best just to get off and walk the short section! You'll see what I mean when you get there!!!

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is it even more odd days you can ride a bike on the trail -Guest

A: Even days only.

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Q: will a hardtail survive this trail? -Guest

A: Absolutely! I rode my hardtail on it a couple years ago without any issues.

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Reviews (16)
 

Granny Gear


March 26, 2017
SEANO Granny Gear  
 
Review: Classic Utahs Monarch Crest!

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Granny Gear

August 19, 2016
 
Review: Do it! You've heard about it, and now with the shuttle companies running up to the trailhead, it's easier than ever to mark this epic trail off your list. Views, a punishing climb (at dizzying altitude), and lots of fast flowy descending. What more could you want. BONUS! There are options, too. You could shuttle the Crest 3-4 times and take slightly different routs down each time. Throw in the possibilities of riding up from Deer Valley and Park City Resort, and you've got a week of solid riding in a 10-mile radius area. Hard to beat this spot.

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August 6, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Failed to live up to expectations for me. Puke hill was miserable. The "Spine" and other technical sections were unrideable. Much of trail needs serious maintenance. Signage was lacking considerably.

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World Champ


November 25, 2015
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: This trail lives up to the hype--it's a must-ride if you're in the area, and the best trail that I've personally ridden in Utah, outside of Moab. While it's not nearly as epic as the Monarch Crest in Colorado, this is a rad crest ride that's definitely bucket-list-worthy.

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August 16, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: The Wasatch Crest has it all, a legendary climb, incredible views, great flow, and a long fun downhill to finish the ride.

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Singletrack


July 30, 2015
 
Review: Look up Big Racks shuttle. $12 gets you a shuttle to the top from 3900 South and I-215 park and ride. It's a no-brainer for this cheap! I will never not ride WCT when in the SLC/Park City area.

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Granny Gear

July 6, 2015
tdog70 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is one of my top trails. I rode from the Canyons resort to Park City on Mid Mountain. Ate and relaxed in Park City then took the Crescent City lift up, to Three Candles, Keystone, and Shadow Lake Trail to get to the bottom of Puke Hill. I was pretty exhausted by the time I had rode/walked up Puke Hill and was going to fly down Pinecone and take a bus back to the Canyons Resort. However 3 guys talked me into taking the Crest Trail back to the Canyons. I can't thank them enough. Incredible views, mostly all down hill for 13 or so miles. Walk the Spine no need to hurt yourself. Stop along the way and just soak up the views and take pictures. If you are in Salt Lake or Park City this is a must do trail. Something you will never forget!!!!!

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Gramcounter

May 12, 2014
knanier Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome - beautiful views. Few solid climbs, but very well put together and many options for exiting back to PC or SLC via Millcreek. Worth shuttling IMO.

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Gramcounter

April 21, 2014
 
Review: Such a killer ride. We shuttled up to just under puke hill and started from there. Make sure you're acclimated or else you'll be sucking wind - it was rough coming straight from sea level on the east coast. Such an iconic, fun trail. Great views and super fun terrain. Can't wait to get back and explore more.

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Gnarly


April 21, 2014
 
Review: Shuttled up Big Cottonwood from the bottom of Mill Creek Canyon to ride this flowy blissful trail with its fresh mountain air and alluring scenery. Don't let hurl hill scare you off; it's not that bad 'cause after that, this ride is fun all the way down. Mill Creek Canyon - what a gem!

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Wasatch Crest MTB Trail 4.73 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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