The Cross Country Trail Guide – All Levels Welcome
By Aimee L Cook
Park City has long been a destination for cross-country enthusiasts. Whether you’re searching for an intense cardio workout or just want some alone time—these trails offer something for everyone.
Located near the National Ability Center, the 25 kilometers of trails are perfect for every skill level. Plus, the paths are dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the fun. Additionally, there’s plenty of parking available, so you won’t have to worry about finding a spot. And best of all, there are no entrance fees, so you can enjoy cross-country skiing all day—everyday if you choose.
Basin Recreation Trails
Explore 25 kilometers of groomed multipurpose trails connecting the Utah Olympic Park with Willow Creek Park. The tracks are a great way to explore the area, as they offer scenic views along Swaner Nature Preserve, through neighborhoods, over bridges and a creek.
Generally considered an easy route, this trail is close to 4 kilometers long. The loop can be accessed on the path behind the outlet mall or above Utah Olympic Park. In the winter,the RTS Loop is only used for cross-country skiing so it makes for a peaceful, entertaining track.
As one of the venues for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the 25 kilometers of trails, located just outside of Park City, offer world-class biathlon and cross-country skiing. In addition, there are several winter programs to participate in if you want to make it a full day of adventure.