PARK CITY, Utah — Following the success of the Transit to Trails pilot program, the Summit Land Conservancy, Park Municipal, and Utah Mountain Shuttle are continuing to collaborate with a new shuttle service called Transit to Trails in Town.
The project’s objective is “to enrich the public’s lives, preserve our landscapes and reduce congestion on roads and trail-heads.”
The first day of the new service is on Saturday, September 11. It is set to run until Halloween.
Coming into the fall, the Summit Land Conservancy wanted to provide more offerings for hikers and bikers around town.
Executive Director of the Summit Land Conservancy, Cheryl Fox, said they specifically wanted to alleviate parking problems at trailheads where there is not a lot of capacity. She said that not having to deal with congestion adds to the “overall experience.”
She added that Armstrong Trailhead is also especially beautiful in the fall, as the aspen trees transition.
Below are the instructions for reserving a ride. Fox said to make sure you get on the right shuttle. There won’t be full signage up this weekend because of the quick rollout of the program.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT:
Call or Text to reserve your seats at 801-808-1367. Reservations are taken Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please provide the following information when reserving:
Number of riders
Name and phone number of the group leader
Return time (if required)
Equipment you will bring (bikes, etc)
Note: 6 Bikes MAX for trip
Park at pick-up location 5-10 minutes prior to departure
Load shuttle. (Please allow the driver to load equipment and/or bikes)
Exit shuttle at the desired trailhead. (If not returning with shuttle please inform driver)
Return to trailhead 5-10 minutes before designated return time.
If your plans unexpectedly change, please inform the driver via text at 435-200-5499.
Remember to plan for changing weather, bring water and lock your car. If you pack it in, please pack it out. This free service will be capped when capacity is met. Reservations for the upcoming weekend will be accepted Monday 7:30 AM through Friday 5:00 PM. Unscheduled or “walk-up” riders will be accepted based on availability. The last day of service is October 31, 2021. This public service is provided by Summit Land Conservancy, Park City Municipal Corporation, and Utah Mountain Shuttle. Tips for shuttle drivers are encouraged.