Deer Valley offers lift-served downhill biking on a variety of trails. This ski resort has, arguably, the most popular and most variable lift-served biking trails in Utah -- if you feel like banging downhill without spending your day grunting uphill. Some riders climb above Deer Valley on the area's XC trails to descend through the resort's trails.
Trails undergo yearly tweaking and additions, so a current map is highly recommended. At the resort, you can get maps specific to Deer Valley's system, or for all of the Park City area.
Note! Deer Valley may stop you from climbing uphill on their resort trails on days when the ski lift is running! This includes the gravel service road. On days when the lift is running, use some sense in selecting which singletracks you'll climb -- if you value your life.
Many trails are one-way downhill, for example Tidal Wave .
Tidal Wave DV
Fire Swamp DV
At the lower lodge (Snow Park) you can connect to the Deer Crest Trail system to climb uphill to the higher (Silver Lake) lodge. From the upper lodge, the best climbing plan is to head out on the Midmountain Trail , then grab Team Big Bear or Tour de Suds to climb uphill through Flagstaff to the back side of Bald Mountain.
You can also climb up the gravel lift access road from the bottom. To reach the doubletrack, head uphill past the lift, then veer across southbound and climb steeply up Little Stick. When you reach the Silver Lake Lodge, again hop onto the gravel lift road to ride uphill.
Note: You can connect to the Daly Canyon trails (such as Tour des Suds and Gravedigger) via the Rossi Hill trail .
Deer Valley connects to the west-side Park City trail system via the Deer Camp Trail. This trail will take you northwest to a high-altitude loop called the Flagstaff Loop. Continuing on, you'll arrive at the top of Team Big Bear From here, you can connect via the Moose Bone trail to TG , from which you reach the Park City Mountain Resort trail system.
Black diamond trails that don't offer ride-arounds are also marked at the entrance. Don't go tramping through the brush around obstacles. Either ride everything or stay off the trail.
A connecting trail from Bald Mountain over to Ruby has been built in 2011.
GPS track files (right-click and "Save as..."):
XC riding loops combo file - GPX
Race Loop - GPX
Snow Park via Deer Crest to Silver Lake
Tidal Wave w Homeward Bound uphill
Team Big Bear to Bowhunter
Big Bear to TG2
Park City multi-track area file
Topo maps for printing: Race Loop
Big Bear - TG2 small loop
Big Bear - Flagstaff - Naildriver - Deer Crest loop
Deer Crest - Midmountain - TG loop
Deer Crest - Naildriver - Flagstaff - Thieves & Fire
Team Big Bear - Flagstaff - Bowhunter
Lodging, camping, shops: Links to area resources