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    Where to ride with limited time in Park City?

    I will be driving thru Park City on a road trip in August, and would like to check out the riding. I wish I could dedicate a whole day to the area, but I'll only have a few hours to ride (compromise with the wife). Where are the "must ride" trails???

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    Head up Jenny ' s, Spiro or Armstrong to the Mid mountain trail. Pick a direction and go. If you see a trail heading up, explore for a bit. You are never too far from a trail that heads back down to town and you can usually always see town from the higher trails so you'll know where you are.
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    Perfect advice. ^^^ Armstrong is up only (which is nice) I usually only have limited time also. Quick Loops I've liked so far are: Are Up Armstrong>take left on Mid MTN.>down Spiro or Up Jenny's and down John's Each took me about an hour or so for either of those.
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    Don't make the mistake I did once and think that taking the lift up is faster. I took the "sightseeing" lift. I could have biked up faster. (maybe) I was going bonkers since it was SO slow and I told the wife I'd be back soon. didn't help I got a pinch flat on the way down and my rental bike tool bag had no spare and the CO2 was spent. Oops.

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    Re: Where to ride with limited time in Park City?

    Thanks for the tips guys. One more question: I'm currently running 1x10 (30x11-36) but still have everything I need to switch back to 2x10 if needed. My fitness level is fairly high but is 1x10 a bad idea?

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    Your 1x10 will be fine. Nothing at PCMR is super steep. At least nothing you'll find within an hour or two.


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    Re: Where to ride with limited time in Park City?

    We rode Flying Dog this weekend. It was pretty good. No where near as busy as Park City proper.
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