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RTS Loop

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • The Utah Olympic Park sits above the trailhead. - RTS Loop
  • Riding RTS counterclockwise allows you to begin and end the ride with a descent.- RTS Loop
  • Beautiful aspen groves line the trail. - RTS Loop
  • RTS Loop.- RTS Loop
  • Riding the RTS Loop.- RTS Loop
  • The trail has several forks. This one heads to Iron Bill Trail. - RTS Loop
  • It can get crowded here because it's an easy trail that is close to town. - RTS Loop
  • Riding the RTS Loop.- RTS Loop
  • The northern end of the loop is much more exposed than the southern section. - RTS Loop
  • Looking southeast toward Swanner Nature Preserve. - RTS Loop
  • Riding the RTS Loop.- RTS Loop
  • As you make your way back toward the parking lot, the aspen groves get thick again. - RTS Loop
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Pros: 
Easy access. Good for beginners.
Cons: 
Can be very crowded. Not very technical.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Highest point: 
6,590.00 ft (2,008.63 m)
Route Characteristics: Mountain biking: 
Trail
Net Elevation Gain: 
275.00 ft (83.82 m)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
April 15 to November 15
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
2.30 mi (3.70 km)
Total elevation gain: 
133.00 ft (40.54 m)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,723.00 ft (2,049.17 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The RTS Loop is an easy mountain bike trail that is fun for all levels and makes for a quick ride in the Kimball Junction area without much technical terrain. The gentle slope of the hillside gives riders an easy place to get some exercise and a little bit of speed. Most of the trail is in good condition, but there are a few rocky sections, especially in the northern section. The sun sets behind the western hills relatively late, and most of the trail is exposed enough to be ridden in dark conditions. The aspen groves burst yellow during the fall, and you can watch people doing the massive jumps at the nearby Utah Olympic Park. This trail is short, so laps are really the way to go here. You are also in a great place to grab a bite or drink close to this trail.

The large parking lot fills up quickly after 5 p.m. on weekdays; you can park on the main road or across the street at Run A Mok Dog Area. This is a popular hiking and trail running spot as well. Keep an eye out for moose to avoid startling the large and common animals. From RTS you can also access Iron Bill, BLT, the Millennium Trail and Legacy Loop.

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