We acknowledge that this trail is located on the traditional territories of Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) and Eastern Shoshone.
A wildflower paradise! This trail starts across the street from the famous Albion Basin area in Alta, UT. The flower varieties are spectacular. If you make it to the summit above the mine, you’ll get 360 views of the surrounding areas.
This trailhead is shared with a few other routes so there may be more traffic starting out that will ease up as hikers break off. The trail is fairly moderate, with a few shorter steep sections. Once you get to the end of the trail with the old mine machinery, you can turn back and take a short switchback on the left up to a higher mini summit. Enjoy a mid hike snack with a view :-)
Best time to see wildflowers in their peak is end of July–mid August, but this trail would be beautiful anytime during the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons. The trailhead requires street parking and is exposed, so we suggest making this an early morning or early evening hike to avoid the midday sun.