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Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides

04.05.18

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  • I Street Jumps: Big double.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • I Street Jumps: Hip left.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Diving into the Bobsled cutoff.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Bobsled: The car drop.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Bonneville Shoreline Trails, Hilltop Toad to Terrace Hill: View over the valley.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Bonneville Shoreline Trails, Hilltop Toad to Terrace Hill: Descending past wildflowers.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Riding the Mueller Park Trail.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Mueller Park Trail: Looking down on Big Rock.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Riding the Mill Creek Pipeline Mountain Bike Trail.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Riding the Mill Creek Pipeline Mountain Bike Trail through the junction.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Dog Lake Mountain: Descending through Big Water/Little Water trail junction.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Dog Lake Mountain: Dog Lake.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Desolation Lake: Descending back into the lake.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Desolation Lake: Dropping back into the aspens.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Road to Arcylon: Easy ride-around.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Road to Arcylon: Bermed s-turns.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Trailside Park: Big c-wall on Bronto Jam.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Trailside Park: Bridge on Bamm Bamm.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Getting off the tram for the Big Mountain Trail ride.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Railing one of the new berms on the Big Mountain Trail.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Quaking aspen grove along the Wasatch Crest.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Wasatch Crest Trail: On the second climb.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Riding the Dutch Hollow Trail System in Wasatch Mountain State Park.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Riding the Dutch Hollow Trail System in Wasatch Mountain State Park.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Corner Canyon Trail System.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Some of the best features here are the "down only" singletrack.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Mountain Ranch Bike Park: Tabletop dirt jumps.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Mountain Ranch Bike Park: Ladders in the skill section.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Riding on the Wardsworth Creek Trail.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Wardsworth Creek runs next to the trail.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Bennie Creek: One of the rocky sections.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Bennie Creek: Rock drop on a corner.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Stumpjumper/Stumpy: Creek gap in an open meadow.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
  • Stumpjumper/Stumpy: Roots into hard left.- Salt Lake City's 17 Best Mountain Bike Rides
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Live in Salt Lake City? If so, you're lucky...but, you probably already knew that. Sitting at 4,300 feet, Salt Lake City is nestled in the westward shadow of Utah's incredible Wasatch Mountains. The craggy peaks rise upwards of 8,000 feet above the city, making the Mormon capital also the winter ski capital of the U.S. An astonishing 14 ski resorts are in the vicinity, giving the town its "Ski City" nickname.

The vertical relief that's good for skiing makes the metro area a haven for mountain bikers as well. The Wasatch host countless miles of incredible singletrack and tram-accessed monster downhill rides that will get the heart-beating, but the city itself is becoming a burgeoning playground of precision crafted freeride parks...places where your inner child will take over and you'll want to play all day!

So, whether you're a local or visiting, here's a short list of 17 rides that exemplify the fun and diversity of Salt Lake City's mountain biking scene.

North of Town

Central Wasatch + Park City

​Provo/Utah Lake Area

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