21.3 miles
Distance
3,609 ft
Climb
-3,605 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Canyons XC ride, Good for training, mainly blues & greens, one Black Down Hill.

Detailed Description
20 M Canyons Loop is a 21 mile less popular intermediate route located near Park City Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions. This route includes 32 trails. This route climbs 3,609 ft with a max elevation of 8,472 ft then descends -3,605 ft.
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83 Reviews & Comments

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mtshakira (Sep 25, 2022 at 18:17)
Trail Moose Puddle
Still closed
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oredarvan (Aug 30, 2022 at 9:02)
Trail Moose Puddle
Still closed.
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AndrewXQjj3a (Aug 19, 2022 at 17:16)
Trail Moose Puddle
Anyone know if this is open yet?
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danthegoat (Jul 22, 2022 at 21:32)
Trail Moose Puddle
Still closed as of 22-July-2022 due to construction
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falcon013 (Jul 13, 2022 at 12:27)
Trail Drop Kick
Happy 10 birthday, Drop Kick!
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jasonferrier (Jul 10, 2022 at 13:31)
Trail Moose Puddle
7/11/2022 trail is still closed.
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RobertJWMvdS (Jun 24, 2022 at 12:39)
Trail Olympic
As of June 22, 2022, trail is closed due to construction work blocking Moose Puddle over at UOP.
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RobertJWMvdS (Jun 24, 2022 at 12:39)
Trail Olympic
As of June 22, 2022, trail is closed due to construction work blocking Moose Puddle over at UOP.
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makita29 (Jun 23, 2022 at 20:26)
Trail Mid Mountain
The Colony has again opened the restroom, water is available.
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maxbakerman (Jun 22, 2022 at 19:19)
Trail Holly's
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maxbakerman (Jun 22, 2022 at 19:19)
Trail Holly's
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gbunce (Jun 11, 2022 at 17:15)
Trail Moose Puddle
As of 6/11/2022 Moose Puddle is closed. The sign at the top of the trail states that it's temporarily closed for construction due to heavy equipment in use.
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dal0881 (Jun 2, 2022 at 19:21)
Trail Yeti's
This trail is closed for summer 2022! And because it’s uphill only, there is no signage at the top warning that it’s closed. Be careful to take Moose, not Yeti, down.
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dal0881 (Jun 2, 2022 at 19:21)
Trail Yeti's
This trail is closed for summer 2022! And because it’s uphill only, there is no signage at the top warning that it’s closed. Be careful to take Moose, not Yeti, down.
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1e9Yo7 (Sep 14, 2021 at 22:32)
Trail Iron Bill
Great fast trail to descend
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rpwykoff (Jun 19, 2021 at 18:26)
Trail Ricochet
All clear as of today
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Tvanderkamp (Jun 19, 2021 at 12:13)
Trail BLT
Nice easy climb up toward to ski jumps. Switchbacks are easy to get up. Great way to climb a mountain. I enjoyed it

Note - when you get to the top of BLT - you come out on a double track with a gate on your left. The trails goes through that gate and on down and follows the road to the right. Don't go up the fire road (unless you want to see the lookout tower.
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Tvanderkamp (Jun 19, 2021 at 12:05)
Trail Iron Bill
Rode it today (On Giant Trance 2 - 27.5) - i loved it. It was a fun descent from the top. And i thought it was fun. Its a black diamond people....stop complaining. I thought it was more like a hard blue. There were people riding up it on ebikes so do be careful ripping it downhill. I liked the rocks and little rock gardens. I kept my rear suspension locked out the whole time and had no issues.
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Deez54 (Jun 13, 2021 at 15:58)
Trail Moose Puddle
Good place to practice flat turns. The trail does not flow well, but there are some fast sections here and there. I think the 3 out of 5 stars is a perfect rating for this trail.
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makita29 (Jun 12, 2021 at 7:49)
Trail Mid Mountain
The Colony has opened the bathroom at the pumphouse, water is available.
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willycpc (Jun 6, 2021 at 21:50)
Trail Moose Puddle
Olympic Trail to Moose Puddle yesterday - great ride, amazing views at the top. Link to BLT for a fun easy downhill, and stop by the Olympic aerial pool to watch some amazing ski jump acrobatics.
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Darhawk (May 16, 2021 at 19:55)
Trail Iron Bill
I enjoyed riding this up as a nice change of pace from smooth trails that predominate these days. It's never too steep or rocky to ride for a high-intermediate-type rider. A fun challenge.
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teggertsen (Oct 24, 2020 at 11:32)
Trail Moose Puddle
Ebikes not allowed please post on trail descriptions
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swine (Sep 18, 2020 at 11:12)
Trail Ricochet
Still MANY trees down. Too many for hand saws, chainsaws necessary to clear out multiple sections that are completely impassable.
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nickelanddime (Sep 9, 2020 at 17:20)
Trail Holly's
Major tree fall about a mile in. I’d recommend taking the service road up to where it intersects with Holly’s and hopping on the trail there.
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nickelanddime (Sep 9, 2020 at 17:20)
Trail Holly's
Major tree fall about a mile in. I’d recommend taking the service road up to where it intersects with Holly’s and hopping on the trail there.
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codekitchen (Aug 25, 2020 at 11:54)
Trail Legacy Ridge
This is a fun little bit of old school trail, but it's so overgrown... I'm bringing my weed whacker next time I ride it.
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Wdp3 (Jul 12, 2020 at 15:36)
Trail Yeti's
Rode a few weeks ago and past two separate folks coming downhill. I don’t know if there is signage at the top saying uphill only, only at the bottom.
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Wdp3 (Jul 12, 2020 at 15:36)
Trail Yeti's
Rode a few weeks ago and past two separate folks coming downhill. I don’t know if there is signage at the top saying uphill only, only at the bottom.
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tannerbringhurst (Jun 21, 2020 at 9:41)
Trail Drop Kick
Still rips. Hit this on a Saturday afternoon with ZERO traffic. Good flow trail with tables, wood and rock features. I rode up Holly’s which is a bit strenuous but once you get to drop kick, it’s quite easy to take a few laps with mid mountain.
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NoGr1018 (Jun 13, 2020 at 13:02)
Trail Holly's
One of the most demoralizing yet fun climbs in the canyons/RTS areas. Connect it to ricochet or insurgent for a fun DH. Going at a moderate pace, a ricochet loop could easily be done in sub 1.5 hrs.
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NoGr1018 (Jun 13, 2020 at 13:02)
Trail Holly's
One of the most demoralizing yet fun climbs in the canyons/RTS areas. Connect it to ricochet or insurgent for a fun DH. Going at a moderate pace, a ricochet loop could easily be done in sub 1.5 hrs.
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chastity (May 19, 2020 at 17:04)
Trail Moose Puddle
May 19, is open above the top of the luge course but closed below
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NoGr1018 (May 15, 2020 at 20:37)
Trail Moose Puddle
As of 5/15/20 upper and lower section remain closed. Same goes for Yeti’s. Hoping it will re-open by August.
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Rades (Nov 29, 2019 at 14:21)
Trail Drop Kick
Still rips though. Might need a saw got fallen trees and vail employee log placements
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Sypersam (Jul 25, 2019 at 15:57)
Trail Holly's
Trail up is quite the workout but well worth it.
Some areas a little dry and slow you down like riding through sand. Though those areas are few and far between.
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Sypersam (Jul 25, 2019 at 15:57)
Trail Holly's
Trail up is quite the workout but well worth it.
Some areas a little dry and slow you down like riding through sand. Though those areas are few and far between.
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Ljamieriley (Jun 28, 2019 at 22:35)
Trail Moose Puddle
Idk when the gate closed but it's before 8PM FYI we heard it closed at 6!
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Scalingwalls (Jun 15, 2019 at 12:24)
Trail Moose Puddle
Still closed as of 6/15/19. Roped off trailhead.
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Scalingwalls (Jun 15, 2019 at 12:23)
Trail Yeti's
Still closed as of 6/15/19. Trailhead blocked by rope.
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Scalingwalls (Jun 15, 2019 at 12:23)
Trail Yeti's
Still closed as of 6/15/19. Trailhead blocked by rope.
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tuffguppy (Jun 14, 2019 at 3:46)
Trail Iron Bill
I had a lot of fun riding down this on a 120 mm FS bike. A hard tail wouldn't be as fun. You can ride up this rocky trail, but downhill is the best way.
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Shumaker (Aug 31, 2018 at 13:00)
Trail Moose Puddle
A nice downhill ride with sections going through the pines. I usually encounter hikers and dogs coming up this trail so a courtesy bell is helpful.
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Shumaker (Aug 31, 2018 at 12:58)
Trail Yeti's
Uphill only with postings at the bottom and top
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Shumaker (Aug 31, 2018 at 12:58)
Trail Yeti's
Uphill only with postings at the bottom and top
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kainpwnsu (Aug 19, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Holly's
Steep near the top. Use a bell to alert hikers on the trail. DO NOT downhill on Holly's trail; you will hit uphill traffic. Use RICOCHET instead; it parallels Holly's and is downhill bike only.
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kainpwnsu (Aug 19, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Holly's
Steep near the top. Use a bell to alert hikers on the trail. DO NOT downhill on Holly's trail; you will hit uphill traffic. Use RICOCHET instead; it parallels Holly's and is downhill bike only.
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kelvo (Aug 14, 2018 at 11:13)
Trail BYOB
so fun! tad bit pedal-y, real fun on a trail bike though.
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dwismer (Aug 12, 2018 at 16:15)
Trail Mid Mountain
bone dry light traffic today
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Rades (Aug 9, 2018 at 23:33)
Trail Drop Kick
Resort closed this trail because golf is more important than bikes
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Mgripsbig (Jul 24, 2018 at 13:26)
Trail Moose Puddle
Looks like a fun trail with switch backs, etc. but it was just okay for me. Not very many built up burms, no jumps, and it doesn’t flow great. It was pretty coming down through the pines though. I’d rate this trail a 3.5 for those looking for a fun down hill trail.
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Slickrider273 (Jul 11, 2018 at 16:54)
Trail Ambush
You can still go up Holly’s to ambush to mid mountain, or the opposite down and out. Just the service roads are closed to public.
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Slickrider273 (Jul 11, 2018 at 16:54)
Trail Ambush
You can still go up Holly’s to ambush to mid mountain, or the opposite down and out. Just the service roads are closed to public.
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Cpoepping (Jun 15, 2018 at 20:14)
Trail BYOB
I believe this is called UOP Down
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dgw2jr (Sep 12, 2018 at 18:17)
Trail BYOB
Carsonite marker is labeled BYOB
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brother69 (Jun 3, 2018 at 7:52)
Trail Yeti's
The trail is now uphill only.
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brother69 (Jun 3, 2018 at 7:52)
Trail Yeti's
The trail is now uphill only.
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Shumaker (May 28, 2018 at 7:23)
Trail Holly's
Watch for hikers. The upper section where Holly's connects with Ricochet is not used much and is beginning to get overgrown a bit.
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Shumaker (May 28, 2018 at 7:23)
Trail Holly's
Watch for hikers. The upper section where Holly's connects with Ricochet is not used much and is beginning to get overgrown a bit.
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Wdp3 (Sep 11, 2017 at 5:58)
Trail Yeti's
Any update on whether this is bi-directional or uphill only? I’ve seen folks go both ways but had a rider yell at me a few weeks ago for going down.
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Wdp3 (Sep 11, 2017 at 5:58)
Trail Yeti's
Any update on whether this is bi-directional or uphill only? I’ve seen folks go both ways but had a rider yell at me a few weeks ago for going down.
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Tulsahobojoe (Sep 7, 2017 at 12:09)
Trail Alpine Lake
Tollrplrtrl
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joniwirts (Aug 20, 2017 at 8:48)
Trail RTS
Bikes are prohibited on this trail
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joniwirts (Aug 20, 2017 at 8:48)
Trail RTS
Bikes are prohibited on this trail
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todd Trailforks (Aug 20, 2017 at 10:47)
Trail RTS
Are you thinking of "Run-A-Muk"? which is next to this? I can double check with Mountain Trails Foundation and find out, but according to their map, this is multi-use
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todd Trailforks (Aug 20, 2017 at 10:47)
Trail RTS
Are you thinking of "Run-A-Muk"? which is next to this? I can double check with Mountain Trails Foundation and find out, but according to their map, this is multi-use
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dgw2jr (Sep 12, 2018 at 18:16)
Trail RTS
It is Run-A-Muk that is prohibited to bikes. RTS is open to bikes as indicated at the trailhead kiosk.
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dgw2jr (Sep 12, 2018 at 18:16)
Trail RTS
It is Run-A-Muk that is prohibited to bikes. RTS is open to bikes as indicated at the trailhead kiosk.
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Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:14)
Trail Holly's
Rides nice either direction. Is a grind up but fun down. Parallels a Canyons gravity only trail
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Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:14)
Trail Holly's
Rides nice either direction. Is a grind up but fun down. Parallels a Canyons gravity only trail
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LPMQ (Jul 16, 2017 at 21:31)
Trail Moose Puddle
Lower section below the top of bobsled track is currently closed.
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todd Trailforks (Jun 10, 2017 at 22:10)
Trail Yeti's
Mountain Trails Foundation told me it was going to become uphill only. I'll double check it.
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todd Trailforks (Jun 10, 2017 at 22:10)
Trail Yeti's
Mountain Trails Foundation told me it was going to become uphill only. I'll double check it.
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dbogardus1 (Jun 10, 2017 at 21:26)
Trail Yeti's
As a climb this trail is pretty steep and tiring. Requires good fitness and decently pedal-able bike otherwise you'll be hurting. Higher up the trail get's rockier with lots of switchbacks. I rode it last June 2017 and there were no signs indicating it was uphill only, and there were many people going down. Nice views.
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dbogardus1 (Jun 10, 2017 at 21:26)
Trail Yeti's
As a climb this trail is pretty steep and tiring. Requires good fitness and decently pedal-able bike otherwise you'll be hurting. Higher up the trail get's rockier with lots of switchbacks. I rode it last June 2017 and there were no signs indicating it was uphill only, and there were many people going down. Nice views.
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abigailrailton (Jun 10, 2017 at 13:27)
Trail Moose Puddle
Worth noting that the gate to the UOP closes usually around 8pm! You can park outside the gate and pedal in, but if you're doing an afterwork pedal - don't get locked in!
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abigailrailton (Jun 10, 2017 at 13:27)
Trail Yeti's
Worth noting that the gate to the UOP closes usually around 8pm! You can park outside the gate and pedal in, but if you're doing an afterwork pedal - don't get locked in!
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abigailrailton (Jun 10, 2017 at 13:27)
Trail Yeti's
Worth noting that the gate to the UOP closes usually around 8pm! You can park outside the gate and pedal in, but if you're doing an afterwork pedal - don't get locked in!
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Trails in Route

RTS Lower1 mile
BLT1,824 ft
Bear Hollow Dr. (UOP)886 ft
Yeti's2,500 ft
Yeti Alternate315 ft
Yeti's2,018 ft
Olympic1 mile
Ambush2,270 ft
Mid Mountain1 mile
Mid Mountain3,684 ft
Alpine Lake Loop466 ft
Alpine Lake2,989 ft
Mid Mountain587 ft
Ripperoo712 ft
Drop Kick3,169 ft
Holly's148 ft
Ricochet4,396 ft
Holly's243 ft
Ambush5,052 ft
Olympic1 mile
Moose Puddle2 miles
Moose Puddle Access472 ft
Legacy Loop Connector417 ft
Legacy Loop1,811 ft
UOP515 ft
Legacy Ridge5,230 ft
UOP1,768 ft
Iron Bill2 miles
RTS Lower148 ft
RTS249 ft
BYOB3,373 ft
RTS1,125 ft

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More Stats for 20 M Canyons Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,494 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,501 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,506 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.6%
  • Grade min
    69.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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