Albion Basin Summer Road Trail

Draper, Utah

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Alta Ski Area is a locals’ favorite even after the “Greatest Snow on Earth” has melted. During summer you can get an up-close look at the terrain that has made Alta legendary, but from the seat of your bike. Rough-cut peaks silhouette the skyline in all directions, and wildflowers as vibrant and varied as a painter’s palette blanket the alpine meadows. The ride is a piece of cake, except for the fact that it starts at nearly 9,000 feet. If you go slow and take breaks to catch your breath, then the canyon’s glacial architecture will seem to swallow you whole. From the turnaround point at the campground, you can hike the easy, mile-long trail to Cecret Lake for a midday siesta. Since traffic is light and slow, it’s a good choice for couples and for families with children.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Alta Ski Area is a locals’ favorite even after the “Greatest Snow on Earth” has melted. During summer you can get an up-close look at the terrain that has made Alta legendary, but from the seat of your bike. Rough-cut peaks silhouette the skyline in all directions, and wildflowers as vibrant and varied as a painter’s palette blanket the alpine meadows.

The ride is a piece of cake, except for the fact that it starts at nearly 9,000 feet. If you go slow and take breaks to catch your breath, then the canyon’s glacial architecture will seem to swallow you whole. From the turnaround point at the campground, you can hike the easy, mile-long trail to Cecret Lake for a midday siesta. Since traffic is light and slow, it’s a good choice for couples and for families with children.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Draper
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Best late June through September
Trailhead Elevation: 8,700 feet
Top Elevation: 9,800 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Salt Lake Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Brighton, Dromedary Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Albion Basin Summer Road Trail

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