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Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • The Cove, one of three trailheads in the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Looking back at Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Ski Resorts.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Snowshoeing the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Snowshoeing the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Heading up on La Dee Duh.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • La Dee Duh in the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Great views of the valley from the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Park City on the left along with the trailhead. To the right is Old Ranch.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • The Old Ranch neighborhood.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Trails are well marked along the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Great views from the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Runs for days at one of the largest resorts on the continent.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Many fat bikers like the more technical aspects of the Cove.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Signs along the trail suggest best uses.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • The Round Valley Complex has an option for almost anyone.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Looking northeast toward the heart of the complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Snowshoeing the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Snowshoeing the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Fat bikes are a popular choice in the Round Valley Complex.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Linking up to Cammy's Trail, which is groomed and tracked for cross-country skiing.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Looking north from Rademan's Ridge Trail.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
  • Heading back on Rademan's looking south toward Park City.- Round Valley Trails, Cove Trailhead
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Lots of options. Off-leash dog friendly. Less people than Quinn's Trailhead.
Cons: 
Can be crowded. No facilities at this trailhead.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Groomed trail: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
200.00 ft (60.96 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring
Total Distance: 
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,800.00 ft (2,072.64 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Cove Trailhead is part of the massive Round Valley Complex in Park City. Unlike the feature-heavy Quinn's Trailhead, the Cove is a much more discrete and a less traveled corner of the 700-acre space. There are no facilities at the Cove. Located in the Park Meadows neighborhood, the views are actually much better than from Quinn's: at least you get nearly 360-degree views of several sections of town. The second major difference between the two is the terrain and how its used. Cross-country skiers might be better off heading to Quinn's to start, but hikers and those riding fat bikes will find more technical terrain on the Cove side. You get tremendous views of Park City's ski resorts as well as the Old Ranch area. Just like at Quinn's, dogs are allowed off leash 150 feet from the trailhead. You can access any Round Valley Trail from here because they are all connected.

A common loop from this trailhead would be heading out northwest on La Dee Duh and coming back due south on Rademan Ridge. It's about a 2 mile loop without any crazy elevation change. This loop gives you a great overall taste of what this side offers. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, which are all over these hills any time of year. There is no avalanche danger here, which makes this area a great, safe place to take the family.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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