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The Wasatch Crest Trail

Shredding the Wasatch Crest mountain biking trail with Adam Riser and Re Wikstrom. The Crest Trail runs along the ridge between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Park City, Utah.

In the summer months this is one of the most popular rides in the area and recently free shuttles started running from the Mill D trail to the top of Guardsman’s pass. For visiting riders this is a classic and a must-do. The trail is a mix of flowing, well-ridden singletrack, moderate-length but punchy climbs, forest riding in and out of aspens, and fast-and-dusty descending back into Big Cottonwood.

Alternate exit options take you to either Park City or Millcreek.

More About the Rest

Read more about the trail here.
And see Adam’s photography and Re’s photography.

Adam and Re stand beside their bikes on a high-altitude stop along the Crest trail and overlooking Big Cottonwood Canyon

Re, Adam, and Jen discuss the Yeti 575 and the new Santa Cruz Bronson mountain bike before dropping back into the Crest trail A colorful, high altitude meadow on either side of the Crest trail. The mountains of Big Cottonwood can be seen in the background.

A close-up macro photo of tire marks in the dusty red dirt of the trail. Jen, Re, and Adam hang out in the background talking bikes. Jen and Adam pedal into a gorgeous sunset along the Crest and the trail is flanked by wildflowers and an epic view of the surrounding mountains. Adam rides a notoriously difficult and rocky section of the Crest known as The Spine. Jagged red rocks jut out horizontally across the trail, a small lake can be seen in the left corner, and the mountains and green ridges make up the rest of the view. A mountain biker in a red shirt rides through a lush and forested section of the Crest. A dusty red strip of singletrack mountain bike trail leads towards the viewer and aspens tower overhead. A Diamondback Mason 29er hardtail mountain bike lies on its side and beside it a broken chain on the pavement. A photographers point of view looking down at a hand holding a can of Cherry Bock beer from the local Bohemian Brewery in Utah.