Autumn has arrived in all her splendor, turning the hills into a symphony of vibrant colors. Cooler temperatures and shorter days remind us that winter is on the way. For some of us, this is our favorite season as the trails are softened with a carpet of colorful leaves and there’s just enough crisp to the air to feed our anticipation of the ski season to come. It’s a magical time – so whether you prefer to hike, bike or drive, get out and enjoy the spectacle, with your furry friends in tow when possible!

 

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DON’T FORGET THESE ITEMS!

• Fully charged cell phone
• Hiking backpack
• Appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking + layers)
• Hiking boots or shoes
• Plenty of food
• Plenty of water
• Navigation tools such as a map and compass
• First-aid kit
• Knife or multi-tool
• Any of the Ten Essentials as appropriate for your hike

 

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PROVO RIVER FALLS
1 Mile Roundtrip 
|  Easy  |  Travel time from Park City: 55 min  |  Directions

The Provo River tumbles over a series of scenic waterfalls as it flows along Hwy 150 in the Uinta Mountains. A signed parking area and overlook are provided along the highway. A short trail leads from the overlook down to the river. Spur trails run up and down the river to the waterfalls. More info here!

 

ARMSTRONG TRAIL
4 Miles |  Moderate
Travel time from Park City: 30 min

Directions

Armstrong is uphill-only for mountain bikers but multi-directional for hikes. This is a nice little climb through beautiful aspen groves! More info here!

 

ROB’S TRAIL
2.1 Miles |  Moderate
Travel time from Park City: 10 min

Directions

This is a beautiful trail with great views of the Canyons side of Park City and the surrounding mountains. This trail can easily be made into a loop by combining it with others! More info here!

 

SILVER LAKE TRAIL 4 Miles |  ModerateTravel time from Park City: 5 minDirectionsThis trail winds its way up Bald Mountain, climbing 1,300 feet in a two-mile stretch. The hike leads you to spectacular views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and the Uinta Mountains. More info here!

 

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS
1.4 Miles | Easy
Travel time from Park City: 45 min

Directions

A short hike to a beautiful waterfall in scenic Provo Canyon. Good for the entire family and the dog! More info here!

 

LOFTY LAKE LOOP 4.4 Miles |  Moderate
Travel time from Park City: 1 hr.

Directions

This trail passes several beautiful lakes and has magnificent views from the top. Many hikers say to start the loop counterclockwise to lessen the ascent. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash. More info here!

 

OVER-EASY TRAIL 5 Miles |  Moderate
Travel time from Park City: 30 min

Directions

Part of the Summit Park trail system, this trail can be combined with others to be a longer loop or shortened for an out and back. Either way, you’ll see some beautiful mountain views! More info here!

 

BROADS FORK TRAIL 4.9 Miles |  Difficult
Travel time from Park City: 40 min

Directions

This is a steep, challenging hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon featuring beautiful alpine terrain and views. More info here!

 

CECRET LAKE TRAIL 1.7 Miles |  EasyTravel time from Park City: 1 hr. 10 min
Directions

The drive up to Alta is almost as beautiful as this hike to a stunning alpine lake! 
More info here!

 

 

POOCH-FRIENDLY TRAILS
If you have a dog, you’re always on the lookout for dog-friendly trails.
Check out the local trails that are sure to please your pooch – on a leash or in your pack!


Dog-Friendly Trails in Our Area

 

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GUARDSMAN PASS
15 miles roundtrip  |  Directions

This pass connects Park City to Midway and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Check out views of Bonanza Flats and Big Cottonwood canyons, with a parking lot for stop on top of the pass! 

 

MIRROR LAKE SCENIC BYWAY 48 miles one-way from Park City to Mirror Lake  |  Directions

Drive through Kamas to the heart of the Uintas on Mirror Lake Highway. This drive is filled with beautiful viewpoints and hiking possibilities. Make sure to stop at Provo River Falls between mile marker 23 and 24!

 

WOLF CREEK PASS 38 miles from Park City to Summit Directions

This drive offers stunning view of the Uintas, the Wasatch, Mount Timpanogos, and Strawberry Reservoir. More Info. 

 

WEBER CANYON
60 miles roundtrip from Park City
Directions

A mellow drive through scenic Weber Canyon filled with aspen groves that are bright yellow in the fall. A perfect destination for this drive is the Smith and Morehouse Reservoir. More Info.

 

ALPINE LOOP SCENIC BYWAY
87 miles roundtrip from Park City
Directions


One of the most scenic drives in the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest, connecting Provo Canyon and American Fork Canyon. The road winds through aspen groves to the summit, where there are stunning views of Mount Timpanogos. Visit on the way – Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and Cascade Springs. 
More Info.

 

PROVO CANYON
Directions

Provo Canyon connects Heber City to Provo and is the starting point for several attractions including Bridal Veil Falls, Sundance Resort, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and Cascade Springs. 
More Info.