Top 6 Hiking Trails in Park City

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The snow is melting, and the trees are greening, summer is right around the corner! Summertime in Park City is a great time of year to explore the many hiking trails that can be found in the surrounding mountain ranges. We have mapped out our favorite trails to explore on your next trip to Park City.

Lofty Lakes Loop – Distance 4.0 miles, rated as easy

The name says it all! On this trail hikers will pass by three different lakes in the beautiful Uinta mountains, surrounded by high-alpine views. Come in the month of August and catch a glimpse of colorful wildflowers in the many meadows found along the hike.

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Glenwild Loop – Distance 8.5 miles, rated as easy

For a long mellow hike, trek the Glenwild Loop for spectacular scenery, wildflowers, and rolling sagebrush. This highly-exposed trail is usually one of the first to dry out after snowmelt, making an easily accessible hike in early summer. And one where hikers should bring plenty of sun protection.

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Round Valley Trail System – Distance, over 30 miles of trail, rated as easy to moderate

This large 700-acre open space is home to over 30 miles of trails with single and double tracks. Hills and valleys provide a changing terrain that is perfect for hiking and biking. The area can be easily accessed from several different trail-heads such as Quinn’s Junction and Old Ranch Road. Sitting at a low 6,500-feet, the trail system can be used throughout the summer and even into fall.

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Jenni’s Trail – 5.1 miles one way, rated as moderate

As part of the Park City Mountain Resort trail system, Jenni’s Trail starts off on a paved path eventually leading to a dirt trail. The steep climb of 1,300-feet in elevation gain is what makes this trail a bit more challenging. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of Payday Lift. Choose to take the lift down or hike back down or also shorten the hike by turning around at the Payday mid-station.

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Bald Mountain – Distance 5 miles, rated as hard

Reaching the 12,000-foot summit of Bald Mountain is the crown jewel of this hike. Located in the High Uintas, this steep, short hike offers a challenging climb with well-worth-it views. Hikers will be able to enjoy 360-degree views of the High Uintas and Mirror Lake. At a higher elevation, snow hangs around much longer, so this hike is best enjoyed later in the summer.

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Fantasy Ridge – Distance 6 miles, rated as hard

This forested trail follows a creek halfway up the trail, ultimately revealing incredible views of the Park City Ridgeline.  A little over halfway, hikers will come across a slender ridge with a hundred vertical drops on each side. With a rope to help keep you steady, for some, is the most challenging part of the hike. The trail ends atop the highest peak in Park City at 9,990 feet. The best way to start the hike is to take the Red Pine Gondola at the Canyons Village to the trailhead.

Trail details found here.

Discover the many trails Park City has to offer and be sure to check out our other list of fun summer activities to do during your vacation to Park City. 

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