Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
849.00 ft (258.78 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
3.10 mi (4.99 km)
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The hike to Primrose Lookout is a relatively short trail that starts out from the Summit Trailhead just off the Alpine Loop in American Fork Canyon. The amazing views into Primrose Canyon of Mount Timpanogos are stunning, and you can see the upper levels of Stewart Falls as it cascades down toward the hamlet of Sundance. The trail is a little over 3 miles round trip, so it won't take very long to reach the high-impact views that are common in the area. There are several nice meadows along the way, and there are only a few steep sections. The trailhead has several other trails jutting off in every direction, and has a bathroom. Mountain bikers, horses, and dogs are also allowed on this trail. It has nice wildflowers in summer and amazing colors in autumn. On the way back, take in the views to the north from a few sections of the trail to catch glimpses of Box Elder Peak. This is an easy trail with a lot to see, and it is well worth the drive up the beautiful canyon.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Open Year-round

No

Open from

March 15 to November 15

Pros

Amazing views. Great wildflowers. Shaded.

Cons

Short.

Trailhead Elevation

8,060.00 ft (2,456.69 m)

Highest point

8,909.00 ft (2,715.46 m)

Net Elevation Gain

849.00 ft (258.78 m)

Features

Big vistas
Flushing toilets
Wildflowers
Bird watching
Family friendly

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Horseback
Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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