And though almost anything tastes good if you work hard enough beforehand, following are a few of our most coveted post-trail noshes (calorie counts intentionally NOT included), available conveniently close to the trailhead.
Legends Bar & Grill’s Seared Ahi Tuna Nachos, made with pepper-encrusted tuna, sweet mango salsa, wasabi crème fraîche, and crunchy Asian slaw refreshes and satisfies without that I-just-swallowed-a kettle-ball feeling. (Park City Mountain Resort base area, 435.649.8111, parkcitymountain.com)
The Silver Star Café’s Huevos Rancheros, made with two eggs any style, ranchero sauce, black bean salad, house-made serrano chile sauce, and pico de gallo, may kick your butt almost as much as your ride did. (Armstrong/Spiro trailhead, 1825 Three Kings Dr, 435.655.3456, thesilverstarcafe.com)
The Farm’s Chicken ’n’ Waffles Tacos were born of necessity, says chef Phil Grubisa: “I needed a way to keep my fingers from getting sticky.” With a pizzelle maker and a little whiskey-infused waffle batter, he’s given an upscale twist to a homey classic. (Canyons Resort base area, 435.615.8080, canyonsresort.com)
To carb or not to carb? That is the question when ordering Royal Street Café’s Bulgogi: sweet and succulent Korean barbecue beef topped with pickled cucumber slaw on pillowy bao buns or crunchy iceberg lettuce wraps.(Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village, 435.649.1000, deervalley.com)
The world-famous Garlic Burger at O’Shucks, smothered with crushed garlic and bacon (add a fried egg for 99 cents) and accompanied by a frosty schooner of PBR, is a carnivore’s guilty delight. Stop in on a Tuesday when all O’Shucks burgers are just $3. (Quarry Village, 8178 Gorgoza Pines Rd, 435.658.0233; and in Old Town, 427 Main St, 435.645.3999, oshucks-