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Park City ends popular Transit to Trails program early due to weather

Park City Municipal

Park City ended its popular Transit to Trails pilot program early on Friday weekend because of weather. 


A July experiment to gauge the public’s interest in a shuttle service from downtown Park City to several local trailheads proved to be incredibly popular.


Originally only supposed to run until September 12th, the Transit to Trails service was extended to run through Halloween. Unfortunately, the service was ended by the city early on Friday due to forecasted weather. Temperatures have dropped in the Wasatch Back in recent days and snow is falling at higher elevations.


The Transit to Trails service provided free rides for hikers and bikers from the parking lot on Munchkin Road to the Mid-Mountain, Bonanza Flats, and Blood Lake trailheads. Shuttles made four trips between 8:00am and noon every Saturday and Sunday. 


Funding for the service was provided by a grant from the Central Wasatch Commission.


Parking restrictions were put in place on Guardsman Pass in early July and the Transit to Trails program was an effort to get cars off the road and reduce trailhead congestion. The shuttles provide an alternate way to get people up the mountain and on the trails. 


Thanks to the popularity of the program this summer and fall, Park City Municipal told the public to look out for more details about the program in the near future.


More information on the Transit to Trails program can be found here.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.