Mountain Biking

Park City has been a winter destination for some time now, but those summers!!  The saying goes "you come for the winter and stay for the summer!"   There's a lot to do in the summer but mountain biking has become the main activity for many in the summer.  Park City boasts over 400 miles of single track and was voted by IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association, www.imba.com ) as a gold medal town!  For a full virtual trail map or to check out current trail conditions, feel free to give us a call or visit www.mountaintrails.org.  If you want a map to take with you. we have them available in the shop for $5 and all the proceeds go to Mountain Trails for trail upkeep.

Road & Cruiser Biking

So you are in the mountains and not into mountain biking?  That's cool too!  There are a bunch of paved and road base trails around!

Hiking

Recommended Hikes from Silver Star – Don’t forget to grab a bottle of water, Gatorade and energy bars from us at the shop! There are also ski poles complimentary next to the chair lift if you need one. Please return them when you are finished!

Recommended Tips:

– Remember you are at high altitude. Silver Star base area is about 6800 feet above sea level. Bring plenty of water and if you feel dizzy or light headed, take a break.

– Uphill traffic has the right of way and most bikers will let you know they are coming. Step aside and let faster moving trail users by. If you need to take a break, step aside from the middle of the trail so others can pass. A smile and a little “thanks” goes a long way!

Shorter Trail

Armstrong to Dawn’s – Approximately 3.5 – 4 miles and gains about 850 vertical feet – Go up the ski trail and Armstrong starts at about the second snow gun (the metal poles sticking out from the side of the run). Turn right and then stay on the single track passing the King Con lift, which is about a mile or so into the trail. Continue on for about another 1/4 mile or so and then Dawn’s Trail will be on your left. Continue on Dawn’s and it will loop around. You can stay on Dawn’s all the way down and it will kick you out to about the same spot you started.

Medium Trail

Armstrong to HAM to Spiro – Approximately 6 miles and gains about 1150 vertical feet – Go up the ski trail and Armstrong starts at about the second snow gun (the metal poles sticking out from the side of the run). Turn right and then stay on the single track passing the King Con lift, which is about a mile or so into the trail. Continue on for about another 1/4 mile or so and then Dawn’s Trail will be on your left. Continue on Armstrong for about another mile and half and you will see HAM on the left. There is a bench there with a great view point. Go down HAM for about a mile and then it will merge onto Spiro Trail. Take a left and Spiro will take you all the way down. When you get to the Silver Star ski trail you can opt to take Dawn’s Trail down. It will be on your left and then you will take a right once you are on the trail. This is the recommended way as Spiro has very high downhill bike traffic so use caution.   If you choose to take Spiro, towards the bottom you will come up to a split with Silver Spur. Continue on Spiro and you will return to Silver Star base area.

Longer Trail

Armstrong to Mid-mountain to Spiro – Approximately 9 miles and gains about 2000 vertical feet. – Go up the ski trail and Armstrong starts at about the second snow gun (the metal poles sticking out from the side of the run). Turn right and then stay on the single track passing the King Con lift, which is about a mile or so into the trail. Continue on for about another 1/4 mile or so and then Dawn’s Trail will be on your left. Continue on Armstrong for about another mile and half and you will see HAM on the left. There is a bench there with a great view point. Continue on Armstrong for about another mile and then you will reach the Midmountain Trail. Go left for about another half mile and then you will see the Pinecone Trail start. Continue on Midmountain for another mile and half or so and you will come to the Powerline and Spiro trail merge. Go left on Spiro. Spiro leads onto the Thaynes Canyon Ski trail for about a half mile and then Sprio will go right into the trees. Continue on Spiro for about 1.5 miles and then you can opt to take Dawn’s Trail down. It will be on your left and then you will take a right once you are on the trail. This is the recommended way as Spiro has very high downhill bike traffic so use caution.   If you choose to take Spiro, towards the bottom you will come up to a split with Silver Spur. Continue on Spiro and you will return to Silver Star base area.

For an interactive map, or for more trail information, check out Mountain Trails website by clicking the logo below!  You can also see how great the city of Park City is and click on their link!