Iron Canyon

Park City and Deer Valley

Short but steep forest trail on the edge of Park City to an overlook of the resort and town.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
279 m
Descent
279 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
12˚
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Description

Iron Canyon is a short but steep hike to an overlook on the slope of Iron Mountain, on the edge of Park City. Because it’s not technically part of Park City Mountain Resort, Iron Canyon Trail is open any time of year, and dogs are allowed. The access is in a neighborhood full of private homes, however, so be respectful of people’s space and property. Ride your bike to this trailhead if you can.

The trail climbs through lovely woods of aspen and pine punctuated by small meadows. Enjoy the forest wildflowers, shady groves, splashes of sunshine, and watching for wildlife while you work uphill. The truly excellent view comes at the top, from Iron Mountain Overlook. This clearing on the ridgeline grants a vantage over all of Park City town and resort. Most people turn around there, but it’s possible to continue uphill and join with Mid Mountain Trail, which links to the huge network of Park City Mountain Resort.

Sources: https://www.parkcitymag.com/articles/2017/6/13/21-iconic-hikes-in-park-city http://www.parkcityreservations.com/blog/post/the-best-hiking-trails-in-park-city https://www.visitparkcity.com/blog/post/the-top-6-day-hikes-in-park-city/

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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