Mid Mountain Loop can be summed up in one word, "extraordinary"!! Mid Mountain is an epic ride that begins in Park City and climbs the Spiro Trail, touches very briefly on the Powerline Trail, then makes it's way all the way down to the Canyons Resort! It finishes off on a nice paved bike path, the Farm Trail and the Olympic Trail, back to the trailhead. Mid Mountain is a definitive cross country ride, 24.01 mile loop, with an elevation gain of 3,701'. As I was making the grind up Spiro trail a quote from Garrison Keillor came to me, "Stones and trees speak very slowly. Sometimes it takes a full week before they say one sentence. Few people have the patience to wait for an answer from an oak." I felt I was making this climb so slow that I would have been able to carry on a conversation with an oak!! But as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, " The years teach what the days never know." And then, heaven, singletrack heaven!! Mid Mountain climbs and drops more then a barn swallow hunting on a late summer afternoon. This is not a ride to be taken lightly, come prepared with extra water and a power bar or two!
Vertical Gain: 3,472'
20.64 mile point to point