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Park City’s trail network grows with new additions and revamps

PARK CITY, Utah — Did you know that Park City’s Mountain Trails Foundation recently completed a series of new trails and improvements designed to enhance the local trail system for both traditional and e-bike users?

Mountain Trails’ field manager Rick Fournier detailed the additions and updates to Park City’s trail network:

  • “Change Reaction,” a trail originally carved out two seasons ago, saw its official opening last year. “It finished late in the season, so with that upper elevation aspect, it really didn’t see much use until this last summer,” Fournier explained.
  • “Seldom Seen” is another trail that was completed last summer.
    • Length: 2 miles
    • Climb: N/A
    • Descent: 598 feet
    • Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
    • Closest Parking: Park City Mountain
  • The “Sparky” trail, an existing three-and-a-half-mile loop, has been expanded with two new downhill flow spurs named “Family Truckster” and “Cousin Eddie,” both completed last year.
    • These trails are designed with e-bike users in mind, although they are not exclusive to e-bikes. Fournier noted, “They are e-bike friendly, but all those trails are directional. We did consider e-bikes as well in the design.”
    • Length: ~3 miles
    • Climb: 360 feet
    • Descent: 359 feet
    • Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
    • Closest Parking: Clark Ranch Trailhead
  • Additionally, a considerable revamp was made to the “Silver Queen” and “Mojave” trails.
  • The “Bonanza Loop” is another significant addition currently underway, with only a half-mile left to completion expected this summer. “It will be the first trail in Bonanza that is bike-friendly,” Fournier added.
    • The new trails begin at the Bonanza Flat Trailhead, easily accessible over Empire Pass. According to Fournier, the completion of these trails is anticipated by early August, depending on the conditions at the higher elevations, which are still currently being groomed for cross-country skiing.

Fournier encourages community members to stay tuned for more updates and to reach out with any questions or feedback as the summer trail season approaches.

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