22.7 miles
Distance
3,830 ft
Climb
-3,782 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Park City to Canyons via Wasatch Crest

Detailed Description
Canyons Loop is a 23 mile popular intermediate route located near Park City Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 26 trails. This route climbs 3,830 ft with a max elevation of 9,888 ft then descends -3,782 ft.
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48 Reviews & Comments

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mtshakira (Sep 25, 2022 at 18:20)
Trail Ricochet
This trail is rad. I love that it’s a little more raw than other blue trails in the PC area. It’s fast and fun with some loose sections, but honestly great overall. I think the complainers are just looking for something manicured. It’s free and fun and DH only, would recommend.
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Ceasarmm (Sep 16, 2022 at 8:05)
Trail Ricochet
Holly’s is a nice climb and should be a downhill also but Ricochet was chosen as the down hill but, horrible conditions, neglected and you will regret the fact that is not even enjoyable at all. Lots of rocks-gravel and for a downhill, this can be very dangerous. Park City needs to put its act together and start a monthly maintanance. For the thousands of people that brings every year, City, Parks or whoever is reposible, there’s no money going into this! Stay away, my local parks are better and they received regular mandatory maintanance (Sedona) which includes bush trimming, rock-gravel clean up!
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Sep 16, 2022 at 8:35)
Trail Ricochet
Canyons Resort is responsible for this trail, not Park City. The trail is a blue, and it's condition is "normal" for blue trails in this area. Riding on "loose over hard" (Kitty litter) is normal for all of Northern Utah, it's something you get good at with practice.
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Nikonf5 (Sep 8, 2022 at 19:58)
Nope went down the connector
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Nikonf5 (Sep 8, 2022 at 8:48)
This trail is no fun. It’s rocky and pure torture. We felt like there was anything fun about it.
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Sep 8, 2022 at 19:25)
sounds like you were climbing it, which is the wrong way.
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brolight21 (Aug 24, 2022 at 15:19)
Trail Ricochet
Well worth the climb up Hollys (if you are a mountain biker) Storm came in at the top and I was able to get down Ricochet really fast!!
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maxbakerman (Jun 22, 2022 at 19:19)
Trail Holly's
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davidbaird0 (Jun 20, 2022 at 19:59)
^yea, from the mcc, just watch out for shuttle riders not looking where they’re going
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davidbaird0 (Jun 20, 2022 at 19:59)
^yea, from the mcc, just watch out for shuttle riders not looking where they’re going
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friedmikey (Jun 7, 2022 at 22:37)
Does anybody ever ride up this segment to access the Mill Creek Meadows or Desolation descents from Mid Mountain?
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friedmikey (Jun 7, 2022 at 22:37)
Does anybody ever ride up this segment to access the Mill Creek Meadows or Desolation descents from Mid Mountain?
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bwlawrence (Sep 12, 2021 at 18:01)
Trail Keystone
Descent trail, but nothing special about it. Slightly downhill and a little fast, but not much else. It’s a straight line that you can ride easily both ways.
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bwlawrence (Sep 12, 2021 at 18:01)
Trail Keystone
Descent trail, but nothing special about it. Slightly downhill and a little fast, but not much else. It’s a straight line that you can ride easily both ways.
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kainpwnsu (Aug 18, 2021 at 11:56)
I've ridden this at least annually since 1994. Veteran advice: there is no shame in walking - most riders do. The reward is significant. Use that "granny gear" big enough to serve a turkey dinner, and you'll at least get a good run into it. Some riders will grind it straight to the top.

Definitely gets your blood going and reminds me of climbing the Germania Pass road in Alta: steep as *$#@.
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kainpwnsu (Aug 18, 2021 at 11:56)
I've ridden this at least annually since 1994. Veteran advice: there is no shame in walking - most riders do. The reward is significant. Use that "granny gear" big enough to serve a turkey dinner, and you'll at least get a good run into it. Some riders will grind it straight to the top.

Definitely gets your blood going and reminds me of climbing the Germania Pass road in Alta: steep as *$#@.
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TrekRider89 (Aug 13, 2021 at 20:49)
One of the hardest climbs I’ve ever had. Loose and Rocky, very few good lines. Makes you appreciate the downhill.
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TrekRider89 (Aug 13, 2021 at 20:49)
One of the hardest climbs I’ve ever had. Loose and Rocky, very few good lines. Makes you appreciate the downhill.
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clarkhubbs22 (Jul 10, 2021 at 16:28)
Trail Ricochet
Not a very fun descent at all.
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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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prabhvv (Aug 4, 2020 at 14:26)
Trail Ricochet
Super fun trail. Fast and flowy. A few sections of loose rocks (not bad though). Really fun berms and rollers to catch some air. Nothing too technical but can be really fast for a blue in some sections. Climbed the Canyons access road to get to the start of the trail.
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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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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 23, 2019 at 20:22)
Meh
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 23, 2019 at 20:22)
Meh
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Mgripsbig (Sep 14, 2019 at 6:44)
I love to ride all kinds of trails. But this one is my favorite. Went up there last week with a bunch of friends. We were all blown away by how cool this ride was! The top views can’t be beat. Some fun technical rocky parts and the down hill is super fun and flowing. Amazing Utah trail!
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Mgripsbig (Sep 14, 2019 at 6:44)
I love to ride all kinds of trails. But this one is my favorite. Went up there last week with a bunch of friends. We were all blown away by how cool this ride was! The top views can’t be beat. Some fun technical rocky parts and the down hill is super fun and flowing. Amazing Utah trail!
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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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Deez54 (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:45)
It's tough, but I enjoyed climbing it!
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Deez54 (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:45)
It's tough, but I enjoyed climbing it!
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:41)
Not sure why everyone is so afraid of puke hill. It isn’t fun but it’s so short you can just use one burst of energy to get up to the flat section.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:41)
Not sure why everyone is so afraid of puke hill. It isn’t fun but it’s so short you can just use one burst of energy to get up to the flat section.
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doaway (Sep 6, 2018 at 8:13)
Too many roots and corners, could not enjoy the ride. Not recommended to ride both ways.
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msu-alumnus (Aug 24, 2018 at 6:32)
It keeps out the riff-raff.
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msu-alumnus (Aug 24, 2018 at 6:32)
It keeps out the riff-raff.
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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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dwismer (Aug 12, 2018 at 16:15)
Trail Mid Mountain
bone dry light traffic today
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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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smokingtires (Jun 7, 2018 at 10:11)
This is a decent trail but is not good enough to deserve all the over-driven hype it seems to get. The views are amazing. The riding is mediocre.
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smokingtires (Jun 7, 2018 at 10:11)
This is a decent trail but is not good enough to deserve all the over-driven hype it seems to get. The views are amazing. The riding is mediocre.
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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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mattyj74 (Sep 27, 2017 at 23:01)
Trail Ricochet
Not quite as bad as the description implies. They have built some small jumps & berms that make the trail a little fun & fast.
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Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:23)
Puke hill is an abomination. So many new trails going in to the Park City area, and there is no option for rerouting off this crap climb to one of the best sections of Singletrack in the entire country? Pinecone ridge from Park City is one of the best climbs around, but not all climbers are coming from Park City, probably more from SLC, leaving Puke Hill a wart on the ass of an otherwise otherworldly ride.
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Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:23)
Puke hill is an abomination. So many new trails going in to the Park City area, and there is no option for rerouting off this crap climb to one of the best sections of Singletrack in the entire country? Pinecone ridge from Park City is one of the best climbs around, but not all climbers are coming from Park City, probably more from SLC, leaving Puke Hill a wart on the ass of an otherwise otherworldly ride.
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BDK-MT-Biker (Sep 21, 2020 at 14:08)
Puke Hill is, for me, an aspiration! I admire the folks who take this in one shot and it is a way for me to measure progression toward ideal fitness.

The climb is part of the charm of the route and adds to the appeal. If one can proudly proclaim that they've conquered the climb, they have earned joyful passage to the remaining ride.
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BDK-MT-Biker (Sep 21, 2020 at 14:08)
Puke Hill is, for me, an aspiration! I admire the folks who take this in one shot and it is a way for me to measure progression toward ideal fitness.

The climb is part of the charm of the route and adds to the appeal. If one can proudly proclaim that they've conquered the climb, they have earned joyful passage to the remaining ride.
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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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Canyons Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    48 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,932 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,932 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,982 ft
  • Grade max
    -55.1%
  • Grade min
    98.4%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,409 ft
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