14.9 miles
Distance
831 ft
Climb
-3,550 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Classic Crest to Canyons - includes Puke Hill

Detailed Description
Classic Crest to Canyons is a 15 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Brighton Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 831 ft with a max elevation of 9,888 ft then descends -3,550 ft.
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43 Reviews & Comments

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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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TrekRider89 (Jul 6, 2022 at 21:45)
One of the funnest sections of crest in my opinion .
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Classic Crest to Canyons mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,721 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,018 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,018 ft
  • Grade
    -3.5%
  • Grade max
    -55%
  • Grade min
    30.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,780 ft
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