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blue Sultan Loop

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Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 684' 209 m
Descent: -688' -210 m
High: 8,146' 2,483 m
Low: 7,544' 2,299 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Megan W

This is an enjoyable loop with views from a picnic deck and diverse forest along the way.

Megan W

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Overview

This is a worthwhile excursion for hikers based out of the Silver Lake resort base.

Description

The Deer Valley and Park City areas can feel overrun with mountain bikers, but the Sultan Loop Trail is designated a foot-traffic only trail, so you're likely to have a more pleasant experience.

The Sultan Out and Back Trail starts near the Silver Lake Village area and shares its beginning with the Nabob Loop. Head east from the top of the Silver Lake Express chairlift along the bottom of the McHenry ski run. You'll pass underneath the top of the Homestake ski lift to get to the start of the Nabob Loop Trail. Run along the McHenry ski run for a short distance before branching off to the right on what looks like a narrower ski run. Stay on this easy, alpine forest lined path until reaching the Nabob ski run. Instead of turning north, back into the forest (on the Nabob Loop), continue straight east across the Nabob ski run to cross under the Wasatch Express ski lift that you can see from here.

The trail contours gently around the broad hillside through dense pine forest and then into a huge aspen grove (called the Triangle Trees area). Descend steeply into a canyon and cross another series of ski runs before ducking under the Sultan Express chairlift. The grade eases again for the remainder of the way down to the trail's end at the scenic picnic deck. Take in your fill of the views and have a snack, then keep heading downhill to eventually cross below the Sultan Express chairlift, back westward towards the ski area. Follow the wide open Sultan Connection ski run (dirt road) uphill, all the way back to starting point at Silver Lake base area.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, marmot, deer.

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Nov 11, 2017
Ryan Lanzel

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