Overview

This thrilling downhill mountain biking trail is loaded with berms, jumps and drops for advanced mountain bikers. The trail is purpose built for speed with jumps mixed throughout the many twists and turns. While the Road To Arcylon itself is less than a mile long, the route involves riding part of the Gorgoza Trail and the Up Trail to form a 4.2-mile lollipop loop. The Road to Arcylon is limited to downhill mountain bike traffic only, however the other trails are open to hikers and dogs so use caution and keep your speed down to respect other trail users and adjacent land owners. The entire route is on private property so stay on the main trail and follow the rules to keep this great resource open to the public.

This trail is suitable for upper intermediate and advanced riders, but be sure to evaluate the various jumps and man-made features before attempting them. All of the major features have bypass routes, making it a great trail for those looking to build skills and confidence on this type of trail.

Trailhead

This trail begins at the Gorgoza Park Trailhead on Kilby Road in Park City. To reach the trailhead from I-80 in Summit County:

  1. Take Exit 141 for Jeremy Ranch.
  2. Turn south onto Homestead Road and continue for 0.1 miles to Kilby Road.
  3. Turn right onto Kilby Road and continue 0.7 miles to the trailhead on the left.
  4. Turn left into the gravel parking area.

The Route

Access to the Road to Arcylon requires riding on the Gorgoza Trail and Up Trail first. From the parking area, begin riding east on the doubletrack trail heading toward a pond. On the south end of the pond, turn right onto the dirt singletrack and start of the Gorgoza Trail. Continue on the Gorgoza trail as it climbs gradually through the trees. Keep following the trail as it meets up with a short section of doubletrack trail before the singletrack continues on the right, descending briefly before continuing to climb. All trail junctions are well signed and easy to follow.

After approximately 1.4 miles, the Gorgoza Trail intersects with the Up Trail. Turn left and continue climbing another half mile to the start of the Road to Arcylon Trail. If this is your first time riding the Road to Arcylon, it’s a good idea to take it easy and take the intermediate route by bypassing each of the wood features and gap jumps. This will give you a good idea of what is in your comfort level and what you may want to leave to the experts. Even without hitting the jumps, the fast flowing downhill sweeps and curves are sure to make you smile.

After approximately 0.8 miles, or 2.5 miles from the trailhead, the Road to Arcylon ends and the Up Trail begins. Continue climbing the Up Trail for 1.0 mile to get back to the top of the Road to Arcylon for another lap, or continue 0.5 mile and turn left on the Gorgoza Trail to return to the trailhead.

Rules & Regulations

  • Clean up after pets.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Pack out all trash.

Special Considerations

Mountain biking can be a dangerous activity. Ensure your equipment is properly maintained and appropriate for the terrain. Be sure to wear appropriate safety gear including a helmet.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.