Place store identification
|South Canyon Trail
Loop via Rail Trail
This is not a particularly exciting ride, but offers cruising on the Rail Trail and fairly easy singletrack on South Canyon. The shorter version of this loop is 6.7 miles. The longer ride adds an out-and-back on South Canyon at the far end of the loop before heading back, and is 9.3 miles. Total climbing is around 600 feet. The loop combines 2.6 miles of the Rail Trail south from the Promontory Trailhead with the South Canyon singletrack. As the Rail Trail nears US-40, you'll climb up the 0.6-mile RocMon singletrack to the South Canyon Trail.
|South Canyon Loop, counterclockwise:
0.0 At the Promontory sign N40 43.475 W111 28.309
Go 100 feet west, fork L on the Rail Trail
N40 43.471 W111 28.338
2.6 Fork L off Rail Trail N40 41.373 W111 27.477
Go straight through the 1st gate to ST
(don't veer back north to the big metal gate)
Start RocMon Trail
3.2 Go through gate, R on South Canyon Trail
N40 41.299 W111 27.201
4.5 At Browns Canyon, turn around
N40 40.953 W111 26.034
5.8 Back at fork, keep straight
6.0 Keep straight N40 41.510 W111 27.128
7.2 Corner of fence, due west along fence
N40 42.282 W111 27.482
7.4 90-degree R, due north along fence
8.4 Through gate, go L on DT
N40 43.136 W111 27.784
DT will gradually turn from W to N
9.0 L onto paved bike trail
N40 43.449 W111 28.082
9.3 Paved trail ends, cross road to parking
|Getting there: Take I-80 eastbound out of Salt
Lake City and cross Parley's Summit. Pass the Park City exit, then a
couple of miles later, take US-40 south at Silver Creek Junction. In 1
miles, exit at Silver Summit. Turn L (east). Follow the road as it veers
north. At 0.8 miles after leaving US-40, turn right on Promontory Ranch
Road. Continue about 1/2 mile. Just after crossing the Rail Trail, turn
left into a paved parking area with a "Promontory" sign. Begin
the ride by passing the sign at the far end of the parking area and
following the short connector to the Rail Trail.
Bathroom: Outhouse at trailhead.
Water: None at trailhead. Convenience store 1/2 mile away.
Camping: None in immediate area. Nearby at Rockport, Echo, or Jordanelle Reservoirs.
Bike Services: Multiple shops with rentals and repairs in Park City.
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