When you’re exploring the trails of Utah’s Park City, social distancing will be the least of your worries. With hundreds of miles of open space to gambol in, you’ll rarely, if ever, bump into other hikers.
Whether you want a relaxing day hike or a challenging adventure, Park City has the perfect trail for you. Check out our top recommendations:
For many avid hikers, Armstrong Trail is the ideal jump off point for outdoor adventure. The 3.8-mile trail connects directly to two additional hiking paths – Dawns and Mid-Mountain – giving visitors plenty of lush paths to explore. Armstrong Trail is beautiful no matter the season; it’s teeming wildflowers during the summer and is draped in fiery leaves in the fall. The towering scrub oaks and evergreen forests are a sight to behold, too. Even better, the trail is dog friendly and you can even explore it on horseback.
McPolin Farm Nature Trail
If you want to make hiking a family affair, McPolin Farm Nature Trail is the ideal destination. The entire path is paved, so it’s suitable even for little kids. Its path goes through McPolin Barn, one of Park City’s most beloved historic landmarks. Despite being an easy trail, it offers stunning views of McLeod Creek. It also has several shaded benches where you and your family can take a break and enjoy some snacks.
Round Valley Trail
Hikers often refer to Round Valley as a choose-your-own-adventure trail. That’s because you’ll come across several forks in the roads, each one leading to a different section of the six-mile trail. It’s perfect for beginning mountain bikers, who will find the wide, soft surface of the Hat Trick and Fast Pitch areas as ideal practice spots. Dog lovers will also love the trail, as their fur babies can roam leash-free. The trail has minimal shade, however, so bring plenty of water during your visit.
Bloods Lake and Lake Lackawaxen Trail
If you want to experience high-alpine environments without hiking for hours, this is the trail for you. The path can be steep in certain parts, but the two lakes waiting at the end are well worth the hike. Bloods Lakes attracts more people, but the more secluded Lake Lackawaxen is just another mile out. What better way to end your hike than by dipping into the crystal clear water?
Bald Mountain Trail
Up for a challenge? Then Bald Mountain Trail will surely put you through your paces. The path ascends 12,000 feet, so you may want to conquer the less challenging trails on this list first as a warm up. High-altitude hikers, though, will find this trail a welcome and exhilarating adventure. The trail terminates at Bald Mountain Peak, which offers panoramic views of Park City, Weber Valley, and the Uinta Mountains, among other sights. Given its high altitude, the trail is prone to snow and lightning, so check the weather report before heading out.
As these trails prove, you can observe social distancing even as you have a grand adventure.
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