Hiking and Biking
The Mountain Trails Foundation maintains 300 miles of trails in and around Park City. As of Tuesday, Nov. 1 trail season is winding down with the promise of snow in the coming weeks. Watch for detours on Spiro, Sweeney’s Switchback and Empire Canyon. Detour Trail at National Ability Center is complete. Also, watch for sheep dogs on the Glenwild Trail and Cobblestone Loop, they are aggressive and do not like bikers or hikers. Mid-season revision trail maps can be picked up at local bike shops, the visitor’s center, book shops and restaurants. For more information, call 649-6839 or visit http://www.mountaintrails.org.
Deer Valley Resort
The resort is closed. The resort is scheduled to open for the winter ski season on Dec. 3rd. For a list of winter season activities at Deer Valley, log on to http://www.deervalley.com.
The resort is now closed for the season. They are prepping for winter operations, with the slated opening date Nov. The Farmers Market still has a few vendors, weather permitting. For more information call 649-5400 or log on to http://www.thecanyons.com.
Park City Mountain Resort
The resort is now closed and is currently prepping for the winter season, with the slated opening date of Nov. 19. For hours of operation or to get more info call 800-222-7275 or log on at http://www.parkcitymountain.com.
Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park tracks and courses are open on weekends. The Park is open daily. Activities include Freestyle Camps, Adventure Camps, the Extreme and Ultra Zip Rider, Bosbled rides, the new Aerial Bungee, and the Saturday Freestyle Show. Guests can visit the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum. For more information, call 658-4200
Wasatch Cache National Forest In the Uinta Mountains, campgrounds are closing for the winter season. Water systems have been shut down. All upper-level campgrounds including Mirror Lake are closed. Visitors are advised to use caution now that hunting season has arrived. Fire restrictions are in effect. Fireworks are prohibited in the park. The Ranger reminds visitors not to leave valuables in their vehicles. For more information call the Kamas Ranger District (435) 783-4338.
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