CHOOSE YOUR RIDE
DISCOVERY LOOP, 16 MILES, 25 MILES, 50 MILES, 80 MILES & 100 MILES
Please note that the route may change slightly (including rest stop locations, KOM segments) to account for construction and/or other unforeseen events. Please confirm your route the week of the ride.
Should you feel the need to discard extra clothing, you can place your items in a drop bag at any aid station. We will provide bags, tape and marker. Riders are responsible for placing items in the bag, taping the bag shut and writing their event number on the outside of the bag. Bags will be returned to the start/finish. Please note this may take several hours.
All Rest Stop Locations throughout the course will have water, energy drinks, fruit and various snacks. Lunch will be provided on the course for the 50, 80 and 100-mile routes. A light breakfast will be provided for riders in the event village beginning at 6:00 am.
Summer road construction season is in full force, and there may be projects affecting sections of the Summit Challenge. Road construction happens, and we will monitor and adjust as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable route. Please check back for construction updates on website or Ride with GPS
All rides begin and end at the National Ability Center. The National Ability Center is located at 1000 Ability Way, Park City, UT 84060.
Discover your possibilities on this one-mile route. Leave from the National Ability Center and pedal around the beautiful Round Valley. This route is free for all participants, but you must sign up in advance. Bring the whole family and pedal together.
16 MILE ROUTE
Explore the designated bike lanes and non-motorized bike path of Park City, including the Union Pacific trail, the McLeod Creek trail, and the Silver Quinn trail. You will travel through Park City and the Trailside area of the Snyderville Basin before returning to the National Ability Center Ranch.
16 Mile Unpaved Option: New this year we are offering a mid-route option to pedal 2 miles of flat, firm, relatively smooth unpaved pathway. This option, coming just after the McPolin Barn rest stop at about mile 5, takes riders through a tree-lined wonderland next to beaver ponds and funky community artwork. It avoids much of the narrowest sections of Old Ranch Road. A worthy option.
Elevation Gain: 700 ft. Please confirm your route the week of the ride.
25 MILE ROUTE
New this year! The 25-mile route will start at the same time and on the same roads and paths as the 16 mile before taking a longer, steeper loop that climbs toward the Utah Olympic Park and out towards Jeremy Ranch. It rejoins the 16 mile route on Trailside and finishes on the hilly Silver Quinn path. This ride has about 400 feet (or about 50 percent) more of vertical than the 16 mile route and is the perfect way to get some extra miles.
Elevation Gain: 1100 ft. Please confirm your route the week of the ride.
50 MILE ROUTE
Travel through Park City and Trailside before heading out to Kamas and the quiet roads near Peoa, which are the highlight of the route. Finish with a sustained climb through Browns Canyon before returning to the National Ability Center Ranch
This route DOES NOT include Wolf Creek Ranch.
Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft. Please confirm your route the week of the ride.
80 MILE ROUTE
Travel through Park City and Trailside before heading out to Kamas and the quiet roads near Peoa, which are the highlight of the route. Challenge By Choice! Turn around any time in Weber Canyon to make this into a 50, 60 or 70-mile route! Have an extra long lunch at Camp Oakley while your hardcore riding buddies ride the full 80. In Oakley, you’ll ride out-and-back 10.5 miles on the scenic Weber Canyon Road. Finish with a sustained climb through Browns Canyon before returning to the National Ability Center Ranch. This route DOES NOT include Wolf Creek Ranch.
Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft. Please confirm your route the week of the ride.
100 MILE ROUTE
The 100-mile route is the ONLY route that includes Wolf Creek Ranch. Challenge yourself with several climbs, including a short, very steep hill into the private roads of Wolf Creek Ranch. This very hard climb is featured in the Tour of Utah, allowing riders to compare their times to those of professional cyclists on the Tour. A strenuous choice for experienced cyclists, as cut-off times will be enforced on this route.
Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft. Please confirm your route the week of the ride.
100-MILE CUT OFF TIMES:
Riders must make it to the rest stops by the following times:
(Cutoff times are based on an 11 MPH average, including all stops)
Tuhaye: 8:00 am
Wolf Creek Ranch: 10:00 am
Soldier Hollow: 12:00 pm
Victory Ranch: 1:30 pm
Kamas: 2:15 pm
Peoa: 3:15 pm
KING & QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN
King of the Mountain (KOM) / Queen of the Mountain (QOM) is free and open to any Summit Challenge 50, 80 or 100-mile registered rider who has the ability to upload their data from a GPS-enabled device. Find out how to participate by clicking the button below. You can also view last year’s ride winnters!