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|Gambel Oak Loop
The Gambel Oak is a short but fun loop around a small mountain on the east side of Park City. Except for crossing two paved roads, it's all singletrack. This 4-mile loop starts at 7050 feet, climbing to a peak altitude of 7550. Although there are some easy sections, the loop has two miles of narrow twisting trail in tight trees, earning the trail an overall advanced tech rating. Aerobically, it's not too tough. After joining the Lost Prospector trail, you have the option of continuing a more technical singletrack, or riding the smooth machine-cut Lost Prospector. The trails interweave through the final mile. (Our map assumes you will be riding the more technical version.)
|Ride notes, counterclockwise loop:
0.0 Ride road 150 ft uphill, hard R on ST
0.15 Fork R under power line
0.6 L uphill at faint fork
0.7 Road, trail downhill 150 ft across road
N 40° 38.803' W 111° 29.346'
1.6 Trail in from L (Solamere), keep straight
N 40° 39.088' W 111° 28.937'
1.75 Cross wide trail, keep straight
2.9 Fork, keep straight (L)
(R drops down to Lost Prospector)
3.3 Join Lost Prospector, fork R 30 ft later
N 40° 39.431' W 111° 30.004'
3.75 Cross Prospector, forking L
3.95 Hard L onto Prospector downhill
4.05 At parking
|Getting there: On Park City's Main Street, turn left
to head to Deer Valley. About 1/4 mile after the red light where Bonanza
Drive joins Deer Valley Drive, watch for a street on the left, just before
a long brick retaining wall. This is Aerie Drive. Go uphill 0.15 mile to a
small parking spot on the right side of the street,
N 40° 39.034' W 111° 29.811'. The Lost Prospector trail is across the
street. If you're doing the counterclockwise loop, the singletrack to
Gambel Oak is up the road about 150 feet on the right.
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