ElevationAscent: 1,149' 350 m
Descent: -2,669' -814 m
High: 9,892' 3,015 m
Low: 7,611' 2,320 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Classic high altitude singletrack - up there and out there.”— Leslie Kehmeier
The Crest has multiple access points (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Mill Creek Canyon and Park City) - choose your own adventure and level of challenge. Starting from Park City will provide a good dose of moderate climbing and multiple loop options. This makes a good shuttle run if you start from the top of Guardsman Pass.
Between the Pinecone and the Crest Connector the trail is not overly technical but still provides a handful of challenges. Be prepared for the Fakies, a series of short climbs that punctuate a fun descent.
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Land Manager: USFS - Uinta, Wasatch & Cache National Forests Office