Park City XC Mountain Bike Trails

Armstrong Trail

Armstrong Trail

Armstrong Bike Trail

Armstrong Trail, a recent addition to the Park City trail network, is designated uphill only for bikes making it a great option for accessing Mid-Mountain & Spiro. The trail features a gentle grade to the top that let’s riders settle into a mellow spin, or if for your inner-masochists, a lung-busting sprint to the top. After clocking nearly 2000 ft of elevation gain, you can point it back down via Spiro Trail, or continue climbing on Pinecone all the way to the Wasatch Crest.

Getting to Armstrong Trail

To access the trailhead, park in one of the lots at Park City Mountain Resort and cruise down Three Kings Drive to the trailhead.

When to Ride Armstrong Trail

Most years lower bits of the trail are ready to ride by late May. The trail is heavily wooded and provides plenty of shade making it a great option all throughout the summer. Due to the popularity and easy trail access, it can get busy on the weekends. We recommend riding mid-week as well as during morning and evening hours when possible. If you’re fortunate enough to hit this trail during the peak fall months, you’ll be treated to vibrant golds and oranges as the aspen’s prepare for winter.

Armstrong Trail Conditions

For up-to-date trail conditions, visit the Mountain Trails Foundations Conditions Map. Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve ridden the trail lately or have more recent trail beta.

Armstrong Apres Bike

Post-ride, spin over to the nearby Silver Star Cafe at the base of the Silver Star chair for some celebratory beer and/or grub.

About the author


Alex is a designer by trade & mid-grade adventurer by night who’s quite partial to knobby tired bikes, clean design, & dirty hands. When not updating this silly website, he's likely off exploring the nearby hills with a few of his favorite partners in crime.

1 Comment

  • Hello,

    There is NO Trailhead Parking at Silver Star. We understand that many think that our private parking lot is available for public use. But that is no longer the case.

    We are going to start towing people who park in our lots to access the Armstrong and Dawns trails.

    Please remove any verbiage on your website about parking at Silver Star.

    There is parking and trail access at Park City Mountain Resort parking lot. Dawns and Armstrong can be accessed via the Silver Spur trail.

    Thank you,

    Katie Mullaly
    Silver Star Owner and HOA Board Member

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