The Top 7 Trails to Hike in Park City, Utah

During the coronavirus lockdown, we missed a lot of celebrations, including weddings, graduations, birthdays, sporting tournaments, summer barbecues, etc. and we had to hide in our homes to avoid seeing friends and family. There is, however, a common escape that some may overlook; that is, getting outside and connecting with nature. Hopefully, one’s desire to get outside and reconnect with nature has begun to grow as quarantine enters the summer months.

Recognized for their regenerative virtues, trees are indeed powerful allies for our health. Nature not only limits the risk of disease, but also provides us with a sense of general well-being – a physical, yet more psychological surplus-value. Thus, the functioning of our body is greatly improved after spending an extended amount of time in nature. Hiking the trails will increase positivity and make us less prone to ruminations, a major risk factor for depression after lockdown.

Lucky for Utah-locals, hiking trails are not hard to come across. We’ve compiled a list of The Top 7 Trails to Hike in Park City, Utah that you do not want to miss:

Blood Lake Trail

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With a short distance to the lake, it is an easy hike with the exception of the last portion, which is a steep and rocky trail. The lake is small and clean. If you go to the Southeast corner there is even a rope swing – great for a quick afternoon dip in the cool water on a hot day.

Lambs Canyon Trail

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Lambs Canyon Trail is a 6.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Park City, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Iron Canyon Trail

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Iron Canyon Trail is a 8.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Park City, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Rib’s Trail

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Rib’s Trail is a 7.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Bonanza’s Abandoned Mine Trail

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Bonanza’s Abandoned Mine Trail Loop is a 4.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Armstrong Trail

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Armstrong Trail to Dawns Trail Loop is a 5.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Spiro Trail

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Spiro Trail is a 10.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.