Ride of the Week

Jenni’s to Mojave to CMG

A Vail Resorts “No-Signature” Ride

Looking for a casually graded climb followed by a romping descent back down to the car? Then it’s hard to do better than Jenni’s ( a Vail Resorts “No Signature” trail 😉 to Mojave, which makes for a good alternative to the Armstrong/Spiro hustle. Additionally, a good portion of the loop is in the shade, which makes for a nice option on sunnier days or if you’re out midday. The thirteen mile loop connects a handful of Park City Mountain Resort’s recently built trails and packs close to 2,300 of climbing in on buff PC singletrack rewarding those who earn their turns on the way back down.

The best way to access the loop is by starting from PCMR’s lower parking lot. From here, head past all the base-area shenanigans and get on Jenni’s trail. Once on Jenni’s, it’s a long gradual spin to the top, dropping you slightly above the Bonanza ski lift. After Jenni’s you’ll continue south (towards Deer Valley) on Mid Mountain briefly before taking a sharp right onto Tommy’s Two-Step. If you cross the gravel service road, you’ve gone too far. All these trails are clearly marked so there shouldn’t be any question as to whether you’re in the right place. Tommy’s is very similar to Jennie’s, and is a gradual spin through thick Aspen groves.

The climb up Tommy’s will end at the yurt, and this is where the real fun begins. Head onto Mojave to start the descent back down. Mojave will dump you back down on the Mid Mountain trail, here, continue descending briefly until you come to the CMG (Crescent Mine Grade) junction at the service road. Once on CMG, you’ll continue descending all the way back down to the base where you started. All-in-all, this ride features roughly 6 miles of super fast, fun, buff, singletrack descending with a few well timed turns and chunk thrown in for good measure. If you’re not having fun by the time you get back down to the bottom, perhaps you’ve chosen the wrong sport ????

Afterwards, if it happens to be a Tuesday, spin over to Windy Ridge or Sammy’s Bistro, for Taco Tuesday specials. If not, the Boneyard or No-Name Saloon are excellent options for post-ride burgers and beers.

Note: While all trails listed are multi-directional (except for lower Jenni’s which is uphill only to bikes) we highly recommend riding this loop clockwise as described for maximum flow.

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Alex

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

  • This is a great ride – was my go to all last summer. I sometimes mix it up coming down and connect to Mid Mountain then head down Spiro, best done closer to end of day to avoid most uphill traffic. Stop at Silver Star for a beer or connect to Silver Spur back to the resort lot.

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