Distance: 11-20 miles
Elevation gain: 3,000 feet
Time: It can be anywhere from few hours to all day depending on your vigor for that day.
Trail: This trail lies at about 8,000 feet, hence its nickname as the "8,000 Foot Trail." The Mid Mountain trail itself is about 11.3 miles long, but you can make the ride as long or as short as you like depending on where you intercept the trail. For the ambitious, some ride the Spiro Trail to intercept the Mid Mountain. This makes the whole ride to be about 20 miles or more. The scenery is gorgeous, but if that doesn't take your breath away, the rigor of the trail will. Mid Mountain Trail is a challenge so make sure to bring along plenty of water and snacks.
Who you'll see: Everyone. This trail is loved by hikers, runner, and bikers so be prepared to share the path.
How to get there: Take the Park City exit at Kimball Junction off of I-80 and then take State Highway 224 into Park City. Highway 224 will turn into Park Avenue, and then turn left at the intersection of Park Avenue and Deer Valley Drive. Turn right at this light, then the next left into the Park City Mountain Resort Parking lot.
Notable: This is a very popular trail so watch out for others as you're biking away. This is also no walk/bike in the park so come prepared with calorie-filled snacks and water-you'll regret it you don't. The occasional rocky terrain and inclines make it a difficult ride, but the beautiful scenery makes it worth it.
Apres-hike: Go to Squatters, which boasts of an excellent variety of beers both bottled and on the tap. Rejuvenate from the ride and try out Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale. Grab some grub along with it to replenish calories-Squatters has won awards for their traditional pub-favorites.