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    FR/DH trail advice in SLC/Park City area for Idaho guy

    Hey there,

    I am heading down to SLC from Boise for work in a week and a half and plan to haul my bike with me. I am going to have about 6 or 7 hours to ride on the morning after my work event (I plan to start riding about 6AM and go til noon or 1, then drive back to Boise), and I'd like to pack in the best riding I can in that time. I was thinking about going up to Park City first to ride that little bike park that was put in there last year for a bit, and then head back to SLC and ride Bobsled quick.

    However, I thought I'd check with you guys here to see if you might have some better ideas for me. I'll be on my Cove STD and I'll be solo. I am no pro, and I am also old (44), but I do enjoy jumps/flow/skinnys/ladders and basically any interesting features a trail might have. Here's a little vid I did of last year's riding:

    Jim Montgomery - 2011 Edit Video - Pinkbike.com

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    I would suggest Arcylon over Park City's Trail Side park. Nothing against Trail Side, it is fun, but it is most fun on a hard tail DJ, Arcylon is a super fun flowy freeride trail. I rode it last Saturday and it is riding really great.

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    The Bob's Basin stuff across the freeway from Arcylon is fun, too. The climb is mellow and you can get a lap in about 20 minutes. None of it is like your videos, obviously, but it is fun for an hour or two of playing around. I kinda like it better than Bobsled, which is a fun 5 minutes of fury, but almost isn't worth the long trip back to the top.

    If you do go ride Bobsled, you're right by the I-Street jumps, so you could hit those, too.

    Nice vid, by the way.
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    Hey,

    Thanks much for the advice/help......appreciate it. Sounds to me like I ought to try Arcylon and Bob's Basin and maybe also Bobsled if I've got time......I think I'll bail on the Trail Side Park. Do you guys happen to have any directions to Arcylon/Bob's Basin and Bobsled? If so, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2planker110 View Post
    Hey,

    Thanks much for the advice/help......appreciate it. Sounds to me like I ought to try Arcylon and Bob's Basin and maybe also Bobsled if I've got time......I think I'll bail on the Trail Side Park. Do you guys happen to have any directions to Arcylon/Bob's Basin and Bobsled? If so, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
    They're both easy to find. Good directions for each on utahmountainbiking.com in the trails section. A few ways you can approach Bob's -- I think that the quickest way is to take the "Bad Apple" trailhead which is just East of the Jeremy Ranch exit on the North side of the freeway.
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    Info on The Road to Arcylon - Road to Arcylon | Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District

    Personally, I think it's best on a 5-6" trail bike but I see guys on full DH rigs to DJ hardtails having a good time. It's about 400' of climbing to access the top but well worth it (I may be a little biased)

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    Based on the vid you posted (which was sweet by the way), I recommend Road to Arcylon over Bob's Basin. I think that you might get a little bored with Bob's Basin.

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    Alright folks........thanks very much for the trail advice and directions.......really appreciate it. Am excited to get out next week and ride some of your trails.......they look like a blast! Thanks again.

    Jim

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    Yeah, skip Bobs Basin, its definitely not what you are looking for. . Arcylon and Bobsled are easily the best (and most popular) trails around here, both are unique, and you shouldn't miss.

    BTW some trail descriptions have you acess Bobsled through Dry Creek. Don't do that. That is the long way, only if you are looking for a longer workout. With your limited time you want to access from the the Trailhead at the top of Terrace Hills Drive. Go to the Park above 11th ave. You can park there and ride up the road up, or, if you meet people you can shuttle. From terrace hill TH the climb is only 10 mins and it's fast and easy to do laps.
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    Wow.......can't thank you guys enough

    Well, I got out of my meeting early on Tuesday and made it to Arcylon parking lot at about 4. To make a very long story short, I didn't leave The Road to Arcylon until 8:45PM........haven't ridden that long on one trail in a very long time. I can't thank you guys enough for the trail advice.......you were spot on. That is one of the more fun trails I've ever hit in my life.......to you trail builders/designers out there, many kudos on a job very well done. I had so much fun on that damn trail I went back at 6:30AM Wednesday morning and hit it up for 2 more laps......I had planned on doing Bobsled Wednesday morning but just couldn't get Arcylon off my brain.

    Again, thanks much for the trail advice everyone and I also can't thank you Arcylon builders and maintainers enough for a fantastic trail! I will be back, and can't wait to hit it again. Here's a little vid I did of the trail. Take care everyone and have a great riding season:

    The Road to Arcylon Video - Pinkbike

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    Nice video 2planker110. Glad you liked Arcylon, we have some good guys here designing and building trails.

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    Cheers @2planker110. Glad you liked it. A lot of people have put in a lot of hard work on that trail the last couple of years, and Basin Rec does a great job maintaining its berm-tasticness. It's nice to hear it's as enjoyable to a visitor as it is to all the locals. Come on down and ride often!

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    Nice vid man! Great to hear good feedback from an out-of-towner on the trail, I love that place. Now you have me itching to get back up there, haven't hit it much this season yet.

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    Nice work on the vid and thanks for all the comments! A lot of guys (& gals!!!) have put a lot of hard work into that trail and we're all stoked to hear you loved it.

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