Trail difficulty
Blue
Elevation Gain
570.00 ft (173.74 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
9.00 mi (14.48 km)
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Lost Prospector is a fun trail that is a great place to mountain bike without having to battle the typical Park City biking crowds. You can access the trail from Skid Row, which is a series of switchbacks that get you to the top of Masonic Hill and links up with Lost Prospector about a mile up. Get onto Skid Row by heading north on the paved portion of the Rail Trail after parking at Prospector Park. Once up top the trail is an enjoyable and mostly smooth ride through rolling hills dotted by open spaces between pockets of tight forest. The views of town are quite nice from up here, especially toward the end of the ride.

The trail has a few rocky sections, but it is usually not overly technical. There are a few downhill sections where you can get some speed, but keep it in check because there are a lot of blind corners. This is a great trail for mid-level riders and people who are looking for some exercise and a little fun but want to avoid a trek that is too intense in terms of climbing, distance, or pitch. While it's a great trail for the after-work crowd, the setting sun does come right into your eyes on the ascent, so you might want to consider hitting it before work instead.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

No

Open from

April 15 to November 15

Pros

Not too many people on the trail usually. Many parts have nice smooth singletrack through tight trees.

Cons

Some rocky parts. Can get crowded.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Trailhead Elevation

6,680.00 ft (2,036.06 m)

Highest point

7,250.00 ft (2,209.80 m)

Net Elevation Gain

680.00 ft (207.26 m)

Features

Big vistas
Big Game Watching
Wildlife
Bird watching
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Hiking

Route Characteristics

Trail

Location

Field Guide

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