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Soldier Hollow was the site of the 2002 Olympic cross-country ski competition. In the summertime, this nicely-built trail system is available for mountain biking. There are about 12 miles of trails located in a semi-circle on the rolling hills west of Heber. Although the total altitude gain isn't great (around 300 feet), the up-and-down riding can add up to a substantial bit of vertical. Base altitude is 5800 feet. Trails are easier-intermediate in technical requirement.
|There isn't a specific "official" trail.
Singletrack follows the ski paths, and cuts between them. You can
pick your own route. If a race route is marked (and it usually is), that's a
good riding plan. Just follow the signs.
Soldier Hollow is a fee area in a state park. You should register and sign a waiver. There will be a per-biker charge ($3 in 2007).
In May through September, there will be flags or signs marking a race course. The exact route varies by race. The map below is for the May Intermountain Cup race. Just follow the race loop for a nice ride. If you want to hit the more technical singletrack up the hill, we suggest downloading a track file and using GPS navigation -- some races bypass the higher section.
|Getting there: From US-40, turn north on U-113.
Zero your odometer. Drive 2 miles, then turn left immediately after
crossing the railroad tracks. Turn left at the stop sign 1/2 mile later.
At the intersection 3.8 miles from US-40, turn R and drive up to the
lodge. Go inside, pay your fee, and sign the waiver. The trails start
downhill by the competition building (tower).
Copyright 2003 Mad Scientist Software Inc. Use this trail guide at your own risk.