Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
921.00 ft (280.72 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.10 mi (3.38 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Dogs allowed. Great views. Nice aspen forests. Shaded.

Cons

Short and steep. Can be crowded.

Trailhead Elevation

7,097.00 ft (2,163.17 m)

Highest point

8,018.00 ft (2,443.89 m)

Net Elevation Gain

921.00 ft (280.72 m)

Features

Family friendly
Big vistas
Bird watching
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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