Will Dirt Mountain bike park become Utah's premier gravity venue when it opens in July?

Riders at Dirt Mountain, Utah
(Image credit: Powder Mountain)

Powder Mountain in the Wasatch Mountains of Eden, Utah, already has over 30 miles of fantastic public access singletrack, but opening July 14th will be it's a brand new riding venue – Dirt Mountain. Aimed specifically at gravity riders, Dirt Mountain is a lift-access only bike park with downhill trails up to three miles long over a 1,268 foot vertical drop.

Dirt Mountain trails

(Image credit: Powder Mountain)

Two trails will be in operation for Dirt Mountain's inaugural season. As you can see from the images, the initial pairing are both designed for maximum speed and flow rather than being filled with technical features. 'Falkor' is green graded trail suitable for all levels of rider, while 'Big Ern' has a blue grade and is designed for those with more riding experience. Two to five new trails are planned each summer until 2026 and will eventually include advanced, expert and pro lines.

Dirt Mountain trails

(Image credit: Powder Mountain)

Tickets for Dirt Mountain go on sale on Friday, July 1st and are limited to 250 riders per day so as not to overcrowd the mountain. Day tickets cost $40, on Thursday's only – morning riding costs $30, while afternoons are $25. Full season passes are available too. Hire of Commencal Clash enduro bikes can also be booked online from July 1st, as can protective equipment and insurance.

Accommodation is also available and can be booked through the resort website. Dirt Mountain is open Thursday through to Sunday, e-MTBs are not permitted. For more information head over to powdermountain.com.

Richard Owen
Editor, Bike Perfect

Rich has been riding mountain bikes for over 30 years and mostly likes hitting flowy yet technical trails that point downhill. A jack of many trades, he has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance MTB races. A resident of North Devon, Rich can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 

Current rides: Merida One-Forty 6000, Banshee Paradox

Height: 175cm

Weight: 68kg