I took the Town Lift up to the top of trailhead to hike down and then back up again. The trail weaves through dense patches of beautiful aspen trees at a very subtle incline on the way up, no steep moments at all. Great for a super chill walking sort of hike, enough shade to go in the middle of the day. Keep an eye out for passing mountain bikers!
Did about an 8 mile loop with part of the mid mountain trail that is not on this map - starting at the base of the sterling express, then taking red cloud trail to the top of flagstaff, then taking some trails to connect up to Corvair. The highlight was seeing a moose with a calf on the way down Corvair! There are a lot more trails and options than you can find on this app by looking at the deer valley summer trails maps on their site, and the layering on the app is one area that they fall short trying to figure out which trails are near which lifts...if hiking in this area and not planning to just stay on mid mountain, I would definitely snap shot the resorts map or grab one before I headed up the mountain. Also midmountain does have a lot of bikers...the time on the smaller trails was more enjoyable as someone on foot.
Two days removed from a ridiculous sunburn on the back of my legs, I realized my vacation time (of which I intended to hike furiously,) was winding down. As it was already near sunset, I decided to settle for a 2.5 mile hike into the Park City Ski Resort. I was amazed to be able to view an abandoned mine building, shaft, and equipment, none of which I expected heading into this hike.
You'll begin hiking up an 0.9 mile somewhat washed-out trail. It's roughly the width of a fire road and would allow a small pickup truck to safely navigate it. At 7,500 feet of elevation, it's a bit tougher than it seems; try to average 3.5 miles an hour up the incline and you'll be breathing heavily by Bonanza Chairlift.
You'll eventually reach a flat area that contains the modern Bonanza Chairlift and another abandoned mine equipment building, as well as a rest stop that's open to skiiers in the winter. Many options are available for the descent down, from taking the wide Drift Ski Run or electing to take a forested, switchback trail parallel to the Payback ski run.
Either way, you will reach the Quit'N Time ski run, which allows you to safely venture back into the city. You can also take Creole or the Town Lift Face down to the Historic Park City depending on where you would like to end up.
I was lucky enough to see a doe with two fawns grazing peacefully on the Drift Ski Run, as well as multiple chipmunks and a handful of birds. To top it off, beautiful poppies grow at the end of the Payback Ski Run, with sunflowers blooming in July-August on the Quit'N Time Ski Run. A beautiful, not-too-strenuous hike which is perfect for a family outing.
Parking is not available at the trailhead*, so I heavily recommend parking your vehicle on the side of a nearby road or in Park City itself. There are multiple entrances to this loop, starting with the trailhead* on my recorded trail to starting from Towns Chairlift. Check the AllTrails Map for more options and select "Satellite" to uncover ski runs and trails that are unmarked on the official AllTrails map.
Dogs are permitted, preferably on leash, but there is no law (as far as this 14-year old can tell) requiring your dog to be leashed. Children don't have to be on leashes.
*Trailhead is just a gate saying "private property," no maps or signs available.
We hiked just over 4 miles from Montage Deer Valley Resort to Sliver Lake Lodge and back. The trail is used by both mountain bikes and hikers. It's fairly flat and rocky. You will hike across the ski slops going in and out of the woods. I gave it 3 stars because of the lack of variety. No water features, and no real good views, unless you consider all the condos and resorts a good view. A nice family hike, or an afternoon walk to clear your head. But really, noting special. Maybe there's more views further along the trail.
The trailhead is now behind a gated private road, so we went down to the Marriott's MountianSide and found a footpath to the left of Marriott, followed it up a steep hill where it joined the trail. It's a nice trail, mostly in the woods with a few areas with views of the ski resort and Park City. We went in late spring, so there were still plenty of wildflowers. I gave it 3 stars because it lacks variety, no waterfalls or ponds, etc. But for a little exercise, this is a nice trial.
We did this with a 1 year old and 4 year old. We did about 3.5 miles of it and started at the top of the Silver Lake Express lift and hiked down to the Amphitheater. Beautiful view of Jordanelle Reservoir. There was some shade and it was an easy trail. We loved this hike!
Very fun downhill ride. Lots of tight turns and lots of roots that make this trail quite technical but not too difficult. A tiny bit of uphill to begin with and then the rest of the time is spent winding through thick aspens. It's a ton of fun and was the highlight of my day mountain biking at Park City.