7.2 miles
Distance
1,358 ft
Climb
-1,372 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Alta Advanced Intermediate August 13, 2020

Detailed Description
Alta Loop is a 7 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Alta Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,358 ft with a max elevation of 9,885 ft then descends -1,372 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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utahlabrat (Oct 15, 2022 at 17:02)
A good trail considering it was probably a hiking trail to start with, we need more of these in the area. I'm tired of smooth Park City, can we get some good cottonwood trails bill or will that never happen? The area seems to have awesome potential
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alitata (Sep 12, 2021 at 15:53)
A bit punchy in both directions, but smooth in a crucial ascends. Traverse the Basin’s rocky slopes is epic. Critical areas are well maintained.
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Dangerfield22 (Jul 22, 2020 at 6:58)
Flowers are amazing along this trail right now!
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torminator (Jul 14, 2020 at 9:25)
For uphill riders, right before crossing the Cecret Connector Road, stay left. I stayed right around some rocks and ended up on a "fake" trail after crossing the road.
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Oct 18, 2017 at 20:53)
This is a brutal climb. Masochists only.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Alta Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,542 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,558 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,543 ft
  • Grade max
    -65.2%
  • Grade min
    39%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,301 ft
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