Experience Some of Utah’s
Best Mountain Bike Trails

With nearly 20 miles of interconnected, professionally built biking trails, the High Star Ranch trail system is guaranteed to plaster a semi-permanent smile on the face of every level of rider. From total-beginner single track to meandering XC trails to DH-only routes with rock gardens and seemingly endless flowy berms, our trail system offers a huge variety of terrain—not to mention an escape from the Park City crowds. Utah mountain bike trails are famous throughout the world and the addition of the High Star Trail System adds to it’s fame.

Ready to plan your ride? Check out our full trail map and the below trail descriptions to get an idea of what to expect.

BEGINNER TRAILS

Lazy Dazz

Level | Beginner
Distance | 0.8 mi
Riding Direction | Uphill Only

Escalador

Level | Beginner
Distance | 2.4 mi
Riding Direction | Both Ways

Tombstone

Level | Beginner
Distance | 0.7 mi
Riding Direction | Both Ways

Saddle Loop

Level | Upper Beginner
Distance | 1.5 mi
Riding Direction | One Way

INTERMEDIATE TRAILS

Graveyard

Level | Lower Intermediate
Distance | 0.75 mi
Riding Direction | Downhill Only

Bottoms Up

Level | Intermediate
Distance | 1.1 mi
Riding Direction | Both Ways

The Chase

Level | Intermediate
Distance | 2.3 mi
Riding Direction | One Way

Whip It

Level | Intermediate
Distance | 0.82 mi
Riding Direction | Downhill Only

Bad Hombre

Level | Upper Intermediate
Distance | 1.05 mi
Riding Direction | Downhill Only

EXPERT TRAILS

Short Fuse

Level | Expert
Distance | 1.06 mi
Riding Direction | One Way

RADke

Level | Expert
Distance | 1.5 mi
Riding Direction | Downhill Only

Introduction to Utah Mountain Biking

Utah has long been considered one of the best places to mountain bike anywhere on Earth—and for good reason. The elevation, climate, and variety of terrain make Utah’s mountain bike trails great for any level of rider—whether you’re just putting wheels on dirt for the first time or you’re looking for some serious airtime and adrenaline. With over 400 miles of trails in the greater Park City area alone, High Star Ranch is situated squarely in the middle of some of best mountain bike trails in Utah.

Mountain Bike Safety Guidelines

Mountain biking carries a certain inherent level of risk—make sure you’re properly prepared with the following safety tips before heading out on Utah’s world-class mountain bike trails.

Wear Proper Protective Gear

At the bare minimum, you’ll want to wear a properly fitted mountain bike helmet before you hit the trails. This will help reduce your risk of injury when you take an inevitable tumble through a tricky section. For added protection, you may also want to consider full-finger gloves as well as knee and elbow protection, which can help minimize skin loss in the event of a crash.

Maintain Your Mountain Bike

The rough nature of mountain biking means things are eventually bound to rattle themselves loose after bashing over rocks, roots, and other obstacles. Remember to check the tightness of all major bolts before every ride, and make sure your mountain bike is regularly maintained by a trained mechanic, who will keep your brakes, shifting, and suspension in good working order.

Ride Within Your Limits

While scaring yourself a little bit on a mountain bike can be a whole lot of fun, it’s important to remember to stay within your limits as you improve your skills and endurance. Remember to scout out any and all features before you ride over them, especially your first time on any particular mountain bike trail. And remember, there’s no shame in walking a section—it’s better to live to ride another day than to injure yourself trying to impress your buddies.

Be Prepared for On-Trail Emergencies

If there’s one universal truth about mountain biking, it’s that mishaps and mechanical issues will inevitably happen out on the trail. Carrying a few simple supplies in your hydration pack or pockets will help you deal with common issues—make sure you’re prepared with the tools and supplies to fix a flat, tighten a loose bolt, or treat minor scrapes and cuts. Don’t let your day enjoying some of Utah’s best mountain bike trails be soured by a lack of preparedness.