6 miles
Distance
1,318 ft
Climb
-1,223 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is a short training loop that is ideal for cross country training with minimal intersections with riders coming down off lift service. Deer Crest is bidirectional, but during lift operating hours, tends to become a DH trail with its smooth buff turns. On weekends, it is particularly difficult to ride up this trail without stopping, causing others to stop, or getting buzzed.

This route takes you up the Little Stick double track. It is a steep and boring climb, but provides a good warmup and shakeout of a group. It was traditionally used in the old Deer Valley Intermountain Cup races, and places you in a position to descend part of Deer Crest and Pipeline. You then climb up the easy but pedally Village and Gap trails to start over again.

For added mileage you can do the Snowtop bonus loop. This provides a central location at the Deer Crest gate to keep tracking of a large group of riders. The extends Snowtop loop can be skipped, or even the Gap loop can be cut near the gate for slower riders to catch up to the faster riders.

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  • Route Type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Deer Valley XC Training Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,072 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,210 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,304 ft
  • Grade
    0.324%
  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
    45.814%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,556 ft
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      Gap to Deer Crest POV
      Gap to Deer Crest POV
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      Mar 18, 2015
      Heading from Little Stick to Deer Crest
      Gap Bypass POV
      Gap Bypass POV
      trail: Gap Bypass
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      Mar 16, 2015
      Park City's Deer Crest area trail called Gap Bypass.
      Pipeline POV Deer Crest
      Pipeline POV Deer Crest
      trail: Pipeline
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      Mar 16, 2015
      Pipeline Trail dropping off of Deer Crest in Park City

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      Deer Crest Acc
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 10:21am
      Sep 28, 2018
      Pipeline
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:39am
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      Village Trail
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:39am
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      Gap to Deer Crest
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:39am
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