6 miles
1,318 ft
-1,223 ft
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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    One Direction
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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • 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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