13.4 miles
Distance
2,709 ft
Climb
-757 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Park City to Empire via Armstrong and Mid-mountain

Detailed Description
Bike Packing day 1 is a 13 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Park City Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 2,709 ft with a max elevation of 8,949 ft then descends -757 ft.
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31 Reviews & Comments

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paterjo (Oct 7, 2022 at 19:07)
Nice easy climb to the 9k trail where you can then connect to a lot of the trails that drop down to Park City sky lift base.
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maelon (Sep 13, 2022 at 4:40)
Trail Spiro
Connects Mid Mountain to bottom of Silver Star restaurant, rest rooms. Good exit point to end ride from Silver Lake Lodge via Mid Mountain trail.
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Pahonia (Aug 26, 2022 at 12:43)
Trail Corvair
Good trail. It's better riding up than down. To ride down, go do black forest or cyn city.
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EMG1992 (Aug 18, 2021 at 15:52)
Trail Armstrong
Great way to access Mid-Mountain. Beautiful climb
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EMG1992 (Aug 18, 2021 at 15:52)
Trail Armstrong
Great way to access Mid-Mountain. Beautiful climb
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atfarley (Jun 17, 2021 at 11:29)
Trail Spiro
I have no clue how it has four stars. It just really isn't that good.
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Deez54 (Apr 28, 2021 at 9:38)
Trail Spiro
Better than Pinecone. Can't change my mind.
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ERM1234 (Sep 13, 2020 at 20:57)
Trail Spiro
Absolutely beautiful. Beyond that very rough top to bottom.
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cdeutsch (Jul 14, 2020 at 6:16)
Trail Armstrong
These reviews must be based on age of the reviewer...I’m 74 and it’s a HARD slog for me!
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cdeutsch (Jul 14, 2020 at 6:16)
Trail Armstrong
These reviews must be based on age of the reviewer...I’m 74 and it’s a HARD slog for me!
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JacquiShort (Jun 4, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail Armstrong
This is an awesome trail with stunning views. Uphill but mellow grade and nothing technical.
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JacquiShort (Jun 4, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail Armstrong
This is an awesome trail with stunning views. Uphill but mellow grade and nothing technical.
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NoGr1018 (Jun 1, 2020 at 14:10)
Trail Mid Mountain
As of today, there were 7 dead aspens blocking the trail going east towards CMG. none of them were rideable, so had to shoulder the bike and climb over. Hoping someone with more lumberjack experience than I do can get out there soon and remove them.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 23, 2019 at 20:20)
Trail Spiro
You can technically go up it, but just don’t. Nobody does except lost people on rental bikes. Armstrong is uphill only and goes to the same area.
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CBizek (Aug 24, 2019 at 17:11)
Trail Armstrong
This is a good challenging uphill without being overly brutal. Great way to access many other trails and it is nice that its shaded most of the way.
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CBizek (Aug 24, 2019 at 17:11)
Trail Armstrong
This is a good challenging uphill without being overly brutal. Great way to access many other trails and it is nice that its shaded most of the way.
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jdpierce (Jul 10, 2019 at 19:08)
Trail Armstrong
As straight up climbs go, this one is as nice as you’ll find. The grade isn’t bad and mostly shade, but if you’re coming from sea level, you’re probably going to sucking air all the way up. Stay hydrated too.
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jdpierce (Jul 10, 2019 at 19:08)
Trail Armstrong
As straight up climbs go, this one is as nice as you’ll find. The grade isn’t bad and mostly shade, but if you’re coming from sea level, you’re probably going to sucking air all the way up. Stay hydrated too.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jul 8, 2019 at 9:47)
Trail Armstrong
Wouldn’t call a slog, it’s pretty gradual and smooth. Easy climbing.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jul 8, 2019 at 9:47)
Trail Armstrong
Wouldn’t call a slog, it’s pretty gradual and smooth. Easy climbing.
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ofresh (Jun 5, 2019 at 16:47)
Trail Armstrong
One of the nicest climbing trails in the Wasatch.
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ofresh (Jun 5, 2019 at 16:47)
Trail Armstrong
One of the nicest climbing trails in the Wasatch.
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jharris7334 (Sep 2, 2018 at 19:59)
Trail Spiro
I know this trail is very popular, but I did it a couple of days ago and it was not very fun. It was a serious washboard. Even the berms. Kind of disappointed. Hopefully it gets some TLC.
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2667930m (Jul 28, 2018 at 11:51)
Trail Mid Mountain
Trees down on trail.
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2667930m (Jul 28, 2018 at 11:51)
Trail Mid Mountain
Trees down on trail.
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2667930m (Jul 28, 2018 at 11:51)
Trail Mid Mountain
Trees down on trail.
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Boomingsooner (Jul 13, 2018 at 22:59)
Trail Armstrong
It is an uphill slog. Not for the faint of heart.
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Boomingsooner (Jul 13, 2018 at 22:59)
Trail Armstrong
It is an uphill slog. Not for the faint of heart.
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skoch (Jul 6, 2018 at 9:11)
Trail Mid Mountain
Do g
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thesquid (Sep 2, 2017 at 23:53)
Trail Spiro
It's one the classic Park City trails, everyone's ridden it. But for a 1500 foot descent it's pretty boring. Buff, straight, not much in the way of natural or man made features or flow. You're still going to end up on it.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Bike Packing day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1,951 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,937 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,942 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,894 ft
  • Grade
    2.8%
  • Grade max
    -31.7%
  • Grade min
    52.8%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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