Best Park City Hikes for Spring

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Take on Next-Level Spring Hiking Adventures with These Park City Trails

Park City hosts some of the best hiking in the country, and spring is a perfect time to hit the trails. In spring, warm weather rolls in to replace the cold snow with vibrant wildflowers. Hiking the hills around Park City during this time feels like wandering through a magnificent piece of art.

In addition to the beautiful flora, there's plenty of exciting wildlife you might spot on a Park City hike. This area is home to a variety of animals such as moose, elk, deer, and plenty of tiny critters. If you see wildlife on your hike, just be sure to keep a respectful distance and admire from afar.

But enough of all that! Let's get into this list of the best hikes to take in Park City during your visit this spring!

Armstrong Trail

The Armstrong Trail is a great multi-use trail that any outdoor enthusiast will love. Mountain bikers can bike up Armstrong to access other trails. Hikers can do the same, or treat it as an out-and-back trail.

However you choose to take this moderate trail, you'll be in for some spectacular scenery. The Armstrong Trail is located in the Armstrong area of Park City Mountain Resort and offers splendid views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Spring and summer also sees this trail lined with many colorful wildflowers, adding some extra seasoning of natural beauty.


Mid Mountain Trail

The Mid Mountain Trail was originally a mining road used by early settlers in the area. Along the trail, you can see remnants of old mining operations and learn about the area's rich history.

Mid Mountain spans over 20 miles in length and can be accessed from multiple points. The most popular option for hikers and mountain bikers is to hop on the trail at Deer Valley and then get off at Canyons Resort. No matter where you get on the trail or how far you go, you'll be in for some jaw-dropping views of the Wasatch Mountains.


Daly Canyon

Daly Canyon features multiple trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The main trail takes you through aspen groves, dense forests, and meadows. During spring and summer, there's also a great chance of seeing wildflowers and wildlife on your hike.

The Daly Canyon trailhead is located near the base of Park City Mountain Resort and offers a variety of trails for all skill levels. There are options for taking easy walks and more challenging hikes. You'll find easier trails for taking gentle strolls as well as longer, more challenging hikes.

The main Daly Canyon Trail is named after Thomas Daly, a prominent Park City businessman and miner from the late 1800s. Along the trail, you can see remnants of old mining operations and learn about the area's rich history.


Iron Mountain

This trail is located near the Park City Golf Course and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It's a challenging hike, but the views are worth the effort. The summit of Iron Mountain offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. On clear days, you can see as far as the Uinta Mountains to the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west. 

Iron Mountain also has several mountain biking trails that are popular among local and visiting mountain bikers. The trails range from easy to challenging and provide opportunities for riders to experience the area's stunning views and natural beauty.


Glenwild Loop Trail

The Glenwild Loop Trail is popular among hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. The loop spans just over 8 miles in length, and it consists of fairly easy terrain. In addition to bringing more great views of Park City's mountains, the Glenwild Loop is also known as a prime birding spot. You can find the trailhead for this loop as well as several other trails by the Glenwild Golf Course.



These are just a few of the many great hiking options in Park City during the spring. It's always a good idea to check the trail conditions and weather forecast before heading out on a hike and to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen.

What to Know Before Your Hike

Weather in Park City can be unpredictable, especially in the mountains. Make sure to check the weather forecast before heading out, and be prepared for changing conditions. Trails in Park City can be affected by weather and other factors, so it's important to check the trail conditions before heading out. You can find current trail conditions on the Mountain Trails Foundation website or by calling the Park City Visitor Information Center.

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