Sugarloaf Road

Alta, Utah

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The Sugarloaf Road leads to a ridgeline perch, with the Alta ski area spread out to the north and commanding views of the upper American Fork Canyon to the south. Hiking the Sugarloaf Road, a service road that gently climbs through open wet meadows, rocky hillsides, and past several abandoned mines, leads to one of the easiest views overlooking American Fork Canyon. The trail, which passes near many remnants of the area’s rich mining history, gradually climbs to the divide overlooking American Fork Canyon, Mount Timpanogos, and Hidden Peak. Fortunately, the mine shafts have been gated for everyone’s safety. In addition to the mine remains, alpine wildflowers dot the hillsides, and it is interesting to see how the vegetation and wildlife change as you climb to the end of this trail, which is near the top of the Sugarloaf chairlift.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City

by Greg Witt and Rob Witt (Falcon Guides)

The Sugarloaf Road leads to a ridgeline perch, with the Alta ski area spread out to the north and commanding views of the upper American Fork Canyon to the south.

Hiking the Sugarloaf Road, a service road that gently climbs through open wet meadows, rocky hillsides, and past several abandoned mines, leads to one of the easiest views overlooking American Fork Canyon. The trail, which passes near many remnants of the area’s rich mining history, gradually climbs to the divide overlooking American Fork Canyon, Mount Timpanogos, and Hidden Peak. Fortunately, the mine shafts have been gated for everyone’s safety. In addition to the mine remains, alpine wildflowers dot the hillsides, and it is interesting to see how the vegetation and wildlife change as you climb to the end of this trail, which is near the top of the Sugarloaf chairlift.

© 2015 Greg Witt and Rob Witt/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Alta
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 1,110 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Brighton
Driving Directions: Directions to Sugarloaf Road

Recent Trail Reviews

6/15/2008
0

A nice walk if you don't care to see anyone, but in full sun for the majority of the hike.



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