Albion meadows is out of a fairytale! The rolling hills and wildflowers are a must see and without a doubt a favorite spot. Wildlife abounds, colors are vibrant, and the mountain views spectacular.
This hike begins at the bottom of the Alta resort and takes you up to the parking lot of Catherine's pass. If you don’t want to hike, and just want to enjoy the scenery and flowers, you can also pay $10 to pass the ticket booth and drive straight up to Catherine’s pass. There are bathrooms and picnic tables up there whether you drive or hike to the spot. But hiking through the meadow is much more rewarding if you can! Please be respectful of the wildflowers and don’t pick them or go off trail. This year there were designated spots where you could take photos without going off trail and harming the flowers!
Because this hike is very popular during wildflower season, expect to see many other hikers on the trail.
The best time to catch the wildflowers is in July! It’s a bit unpredictable so it’s good to check in early July and then throughout the month to catch the blooms. The Alta area is beautiful all summer but the blooms will come and go, so be sure to catch them as they fade into the end of summer.