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Iron Canyon Trail

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • The trailhead is located at Iron Canyon Court, but you must park lower down the road. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • A small clearing before you head into the trees.- Iron Canyon Trail
  • The aspens here are large and the grove is thick. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • Wyoming paintbrush and lupine wildflowers. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • Hiking the Iron Canyon Trail.- Iron Canyon Trail
  • This trail has a lot of shade, which is really nice on a hot summer day.- Iron Canyon Trail
  • You can't even see through the grove with this many aspen. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • The views open up near the top. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • Hiking the Iron Canyon Trail.- Iron Canyon Trail
  • Truly amazing views of Snyderville Basin from up here. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • Looking southeast toward Park City and Deer Valley Ski Resorts. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • At the top there is a large rocky outcropping to enjoy the view from, as well as a bench to take a rest. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • Park Meadows neighborhood from above. - Iron Canyon Trail
  • Truly 180-degree panoramic views from the top.- Iron Canyon Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Dogs allowed. Great views. Nice aspen forests. Shaded.
Cons: 
Short and steep. Can be crowded.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Highest point: 
8,018.00 ft (2,443.89 m)
Net Elevation Gain: 
921.00 ft (280.72 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
2.10 mi (3.38 km)
Total elevation gain: 
921.00 ft (280.72 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
7,097.00 ft (2,163.17 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Iron Canyon Trail is a short and steep hike that takes you through some amazing aspen groves on the way up to a stunning panoramic view of Park City. This is not as popular as some trails, so it can be an escape from the crowds and a way to avoid mountain bikers in Park City, which can be hard to do. Bring your dog along the nicely shaded trail that is lined with wildflowers in the summer months. Once you get to the top you will see an amazing view of the Snyderville Basin and Park City below. You can see clear from Kimball Junction over to Bald Mountain of Deer Valley Ski Resort with the Uinta Mountains in the distance. This is a great trail to hit up after work on a hot summer day.

Make sure to not park in Iron Canyon Court (where the trailhead is located) or you will be ticketed or even towed. Just park down the road a bit where the signs let you know it's okay.

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