By Ginger Ries
Featured Trail: “Rusty Shovel: Fall has arrived and the trails are ablaze with color and teaming with wildlife. If you're looking to do some leaf-peeping and moose-dodging with a great intermediate mid-elevation run, hike or bike, wander up (or down) an old classic- Crescent Mine Grade. “CMG” offers up some of the best views of Old Town and gives you some great loop options by connecting into the Mid Mountain Trail and Thaynes Road higher up. You can access CMG at the base of Park City Mountain Resort by going up the service road or by taking Sweeny's to Flat Cable and Billy's Bypass down to the service road. CMG is maintained by Mountain Trails.
Fall weather can be a mixed bag here in the Wasatch. If the upper elevation trails are a bit saturated, go low and check out the newest additions to the Round Valley trail system. Rusty Shovel and Ramble On (the Rambler Connector) add nearly three miles of moderate, flowy, hand-built trail great for trail running, hiking, biking or just walking the dog. Tie these two trails into Rambler or Nowhere Elks for multiple loop options of varying lengths and difficulty. The Round Valley trails are maintained by Mountain Trails Foundation.
Trail Update: The Mountain Trails Foundation Trail Crew has put their tools and shovels away for the season. Many thanks to Rusty, Mike and Stu for a great season and for representing Mountain Trails so well! It's been great working with you!
Miss Billie's Trail Closure: Basin Recreation announces the closure of Miss Billie's Trail beginning Monday, October 3rd for the remainder of the hiking/biking season. Construction of the Matt Knoop Memorial Park is underway with heavy excavation work occurring between Shadow Mountain subdivision, Two Creeks subdivision and Park West Village. Please alter your trail use patterns to avoid the area. For more information, call 435-649-1564.
For more information visit mountaintrails.org