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Salt Lake Valley - south
Mountain Bike Trails
Cottonwood Canyons, Draper, west side
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Albion Basin (Little Cottonwood). At Alta ski resort, a broad gravel road climbs Albion Basin. Climbing is mild, but may be taxing due to the altitude. Beautiful, good for family rides and beginners. Season July through September.
Ann's Trail (former Draper Rim Trail). Six mile trail, part of 10-mile loop, must be reached via other trails. Easier intermediate, minimum 1200 feet of climbing. Usually combined with Clarks and Bonneville Shoreline to form loop. May also be combined with Eagle Crest for loop. Season May through November.
Ann's Connector Short bi-directional trail linking upper western side of Ann's to Eagle Crest and Maple Hollow DH. One mile length. Season May through November.
Aqueduct  Doubletrack traversing hillside east of Draper, 2.5 miles. Multiple trail connections, page also discusses Hidden Valley and Gasline singletracks. Season April through November.
Bonneville Shoreline - Corner Canyon. How-to for navigating BST through multiple trails in the Corner Canyon area. Season early spring to late fall.
Bonneville Shoreline - southern SLC (Sandy to Draper). Singletrack from Willow Park near Little Cottonwood Canyon to Corner Canyon Road in Draper. Runs along the side of the mountain a few hundred feet above the valley floor. Intermediate technical, a couple of tough spots. Not much climbing. Season early spring to late fall.
Bonneville Shoreline - Draper (Draper). Singletrack along South Mountain in Draper, around 5 miles in length. Riding options include loop rides using Oak Hollow and Spring Hollow trails. Intermediate technical, a couple of tough spots. Not much climbing. Season early spring to late fall.
Butterfield Canyon (southwest). Long hill-climb to a view over the Bingham Canyon copper mine. Part pavement, part gravel road. Very significant climb, easier technical, but downhill on loose gravel and rock requires good control. Season May through November.
Canyon Hollow Trail (Draper). Trail among several other riding options in Corner Canyon, climbs from Silica Pit to Corner Canyon Road. Two different loop rides described, 5 and 7 miles. Also option of adding Jacobs Ladder. Season May through November.
Catherines Pass (Little Cottonwood Canyon). Tough and steep route climbing above Albion Basin to Catherines Pass. Great views. Used as a route to adventure rides linking to other canyons. Significant climb, high altitude. Season July through September.
Clark's Trail (Draper). A quick out-and-back hill climb and fun descent, or part of a bigger ride using Ghost Falls, Bonneville Shoreline, or Corner Canyon. Foothill area in southern Draper. One-way it's 1.6 miles with 750 feet of elevation gain. Season May through October.
Corner Canyon (Lower) (Draper). A nice ride close to civilization. Multiple different ride options. Winter figure-8 loop can be ridden in snow (2.8 miles, 350 feet elevation gain). Season year-round, but please do NOT ride when trails are muddy. (Early morning in winter is great when the ground is frozen!)
Corner Canyon Overview Page (Draper). Listing of trails with length, vertical, location, and connections, area map. Season July through September.
Desolation Lake (Mill Creek or Big Cottonwood). Climb up the Great Western Trail through upper Mill Creek Canyon, then onto the Wasatch Crest to Desolation Lake. Cool forested singletrack ride, great views. Significant climb, intermediate technical. Season July through September.
Devils Castle (Little Cottonwood Canyon). Loop ride with upper-intermediate singletrack looping around above Albion Basin. Great views. Significant climb, high altitude. Season July through September.
Dog Lake (optional connection from Big Cottonwood).  A Must-Ride Classic! Classic canyon climb, suitable for newcomers, from upper Mill Creek Canyon to Dog Lake. Moderate climb on singletrack, intermediate technical, not too long. Forested switchbacks. Season July through September.
Draper Bike Park (at Corner Canyon). Fun two miles of XC trails with cyclocross features, plus pump track, skills area, jump loops, and downhill flow trails. Season March through November.
Draper DH (Draper). 2-mile DH-only trail on the north side of Traverse Mountain. Man-made stunts. Can be reached at the west end of Suncrest. Absolutely no riding when muddy! Season May through November.
Draper Rim Trail (Ann's Trail). Six mile trail, part of 10-mile loop, must be reached via other trails. Easier intermediate, minimum 1200 feet of climbing. Usually combined with Clarks and Bonneville Shoreline to form loop. May also be combined with Eagle Crest for loop. Season May through November.
Eagle Crest (Suncrest southside singletrack). Singletrack hugs the oak-brush hillsides below the southern edge of the Suncrest homes atop Traverse Ridge. Eagle Crest trail is hree miles, intermediate technical, and can be done as an out-and-back. Option of advanced 10-mile loop including DH, Bonneville Shoreline, and Clarks. Season May through November.
Gasline  Short singletrack from from Ghost Falls to BST at the Aqueduct Trail. Discussed on page including Aqueduct and Hidden Valley. Season May through November.

Germania Dirt TrailThis little dirt loop is (as far as I know) the only official dirt singletrack on the floor of Salt Lake Valley. So what's it good for? Winter riding. Family rides. Beginners. Cyclocross practice. The trail is accessed from the Jordan River Parkway in Murray. Season year-round, winter depends on snow depth and thaws.
Ghost Falls (Draper). Includes Clarks Trail and Traverse Ridge Pipeline routes. Fun early season route, close to civilization. Classic loop is short (under 4 miles) with 700 feet of climbing. Clarks route offers 1200 feet of climbing in a beautiful big loop of about 5 miles. Mostly singletrack, mostly forested. Season May through November.
Herriman Trails (Juniper Crest, Firebreak) (Herriman). Easier riding in the foothills on the west side of Herriman. Still in development; connections may change. Views of Salt Lake Valley. Season late March through December.
Hidden Valley  Short singletrack from Hidden Valley Park to Aqueduct at low altitude, connects to BST. Season April through November.
Jacobs Ladder (Draper). Includes climb via Ghost Falls. Downhill ride featuring 4 miles of 2000 vertical on a 10-mile adventure. For experts with good aerobic conditioning. Views of Salt Lake and Utah Valleys. Season May through November.
Little Cottonwood Creek (Little Cottonwood Canyon).  A Must-Ride Classic! Broad singletrack follows the old pipeline route along Little Cottonwood Creek, from the mouth of the canyon up to the ruins. Significant climb, but not too long. Intermediate technical with a few rough sections. Season May through November.
Little Valley Trail and Instructional Trail System.  Tiny trail off Ann's (Draper Rim) that's fun for beginners to ride as a loop, and offering a diversion for other riders on Ann's Trail. At the Little Valley trailhead is a system of short easy loops just off the main Little Valley Trail, designed as a learning tool for beginners and kids. Season April through November.
Maple Hollow DH (Draper). Not to be confused with the Maple Hollow trail on the south side of the mountain, which connects directly to this trail via the Suncrest trail. DH-only trail on the north side of Traverse Mountain. Man-made stunts. Can be reached at the west end of Suncrest. Absolutely no riding when muddy! Season May through November.
Mill D North Fork (Big Cottonwood). Somewhat technical singletrack, usually used as a downhill from the Wasatch Crest. Out-and-back to Desolation Lake has substantial climb, upper-intermediate technical. Season mid-June through September. 
Oak Vista to Eagle Crest Loop (Draper).  Located at the top of Suncrest on Traverse Mountain, this is a short loop that's a quick ride. It's 4.5 miles, with one mile of pavement, 400 feet of climbing. Season May through November. 
Potato Hill Trail (Draper).  Trailhead on Traverse Mountain Road. Short trail, non-technical. Accesses Bonneville Shoreline, Draper Rim, and Ann's Trail for multiple riding options of varying length and difficulty.  Season May through November. 
Rattler Trail. Short trail on east side of Corner Canyon in Draper. Connects to BST and Ghost Falls. Weather permitting, may offer winter-season riding. Season March through November. 
Red Potato. Trail connects the Potato Hill trailhead westbound and downhill to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.. Season May through November. 
Rush Bike Flow Trail. One-way singletrack descending route from the top of Traverse Ridge (upper Clark's trailhead). "Bicycle preferred" traffic. Connects to Canyon Hollow near Silica Pit at bottom. Season May through November. 
Snowbird Resort XC. Little Cottonwood Canyon resort offers two short loops that include singletrack, or major-vertical ride on the tram road. Longer loop and tram road have very steep climbs. Option of riding tram to mountaintop for descent. Season July through September. 
Snowbird Big Mountain Trail. Intermediate-tech trail descends from Hidden Peak tram down to Snowbird base, 7.5 miles with 3000 vertical. Downhill-only after 11 a.m., to climb start before 8-9. Reached via tram for fee; climb lift road. Season July through September. 
Solitude Resort Loop (Big Cottonwood). Narrow singletrack loop, with a bit of doubletrack in the middle, forming a wide circle through Solitude's ski runs in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Moderate climb, upper-intermediate to advanced technical. Views over Big Cottonwood. Season mid-June through September. 
Suncrest Loop Trail (Eagle Crest), Draper. Singletrack hugs the oak-brush hillsides below the southern edge of the Suncrest homes atop Traverse Ridge. Eagle Crest trail is hree miles, intermediate technical, and can be done as an out-and-back. Option of advanced 10-mile loop including DH, Bonneville Shoreline, and Clarks. Season May through November.
Vertigo (Traverse Ridge area), Draper. One-way downhill flow trail from Eagle Crest to the bottom of South Maple Hollow. Shuttle or loop rides. Intermediate. Season May through November.
Wasatch Crest - Midmountain Loop Options.  Trail page lists multiple options for the epic Wasatch Crest ride starting from Big Cottonwood, Mill Creek, or Park City with links to trail pages and individual GPS tracks. Season July through October.
Wasatch Crest Trail (Big Cottonwood). A Must-Ride Classic! Classic ride from the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon down into Mill Creek Canyon. Initial brutal climb to reach the crest, then a long downhill cruise. Intermediate technical with one short (walkable) section of extreme technical and a few short advanced technical stretches. Requires shuttle vehicle. Season July through September.
Yellow Fork (Rose Canyon, southwest valley). Singletrack loop through the southern Oquirrh foothills, starting in Rose Canyon. Forested climb to view of copper tailings and SL valley. Intermediate technical, but with some stiff climbing. Option of easy doubletrack for family picnic. Season late April through November.

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