Mountain Trails Foundation News


News from Mountain Trails for September 2011.

The trail crew has been busy working on a new hand-cut connector trail (yet to be named) from lower Rambler (on the Highway 40 side just past the old Rambler car) over to the new Rusty Shovel trail. At just over a half mile long, this will be a fast and flowy beginner/intermediate trail that will give users several different loop options utilizing Rusty Shovel, without having to leave the single-track.

Park City Municipal Corporation, in conjunction with the Mountain Trails Foundation hosted the grand opening for the Armstrong Trail, Tuesday August 16th. The Armstrong Trail will provide public recreational access to the recently purchased Armstrong Open Space, located in the Thaynes Canyon area. The trail is backcountry ‘singletrack’ in nature and has been designed at moderate grades and as an ‘uphill only’ trail for cyclists. The trail will provide an option for users who may prefer to avoid the steeper grades and higher traffic volumes on the adjacent Spiro Trail. This will be the first directional trail within the Park City trail system. The Armstrong Trail, in conjunction with Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District’s design for the Pinecone Ridge trail, currently slated for completion in 2012, will provide users with a direct link from the Silver Star area to the Wasatch Crest Trail. Both trails were partially funded through a Summit County Restaurant Tax Grant.

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