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Unsure what to do during your Alta vacation? Our Alta resort suggests trying some of these brilliant hiking trails!

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Summer is sadly ending, but the upcoming fall season is a beautiful time to experience Alta’s amazing outdoors and explore some of the wonderful hiking trails in the area. There are dozens to choose from for a variety of skill levels and many are only a few minutes from our Alta resort. While taking a hike, you may also spot some of our local wildlife including moose, coyotes, deer, fox, eagles, and more.

During your Alta vacation, try some of these Alta hiking trails recommended by our Alta resort

Collins Gulch to Germania Pass: This track is 2.5 miles each way so make sure to prepare yourself with water and appropriate clothing before you leave. Set off from the parking lot in Goldminer’s Daughter/Wildcat Base on the south side of Highway 210 to access this service road/trail. The walk takes you through beautiful valleys with mild hills and plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities.

Cardiff Pass: Looking for stunning Alta views? This trail is the perfect choice. The steep hike climbs along the ridge opposite the Alta ski area and you’ll see many amazing views along the way. Distance is one mile each way and parking is located on the north side of Highway 210 by the U.S. Forest Service Garage.

Lower Albion Meadows Interpretive Trail: This half a mile walk can be accessed from the Albion Base parking lot and will take you on a relaxed trail with signs discussing the history, wildlife and geography of Alta.

Cecret Lake Interpretive Trail: Walk along Cecret Lake and take this moderately steep track which includes informative signs that have information about geology, hydrology, animal and plant life in Albion Basin.

Catherine’s Pass: Park your vehicle in Sunnyside parking area and then enjoy this 1 mile Alta hiking trail. Highlights include magnificent views of Albion Basin, Big Cottonwood Canyon and access to Lake Catherine.

Germania Pass via East Greeley: This trail is for more experienced hikers and is 2.5 miles each way. You follow an old mining road which goes through lush meadows and takes you to an elevation of 1300ft.

For more information including a detailed map, visit Discover Alta.

Coming for an Alta vacation? Our Alta resort is an excellent option

Guests who stay with the Alta Peruvian get to enjoy rustic charm coupled with modern amenities such as our pool and hot tub. The mountain is located right outside our front door and many of our guests return every year to experience the traditional Alta resort experience. Our friendly staff can recommend you many great Alta hiking trails and we have an exceptional reputation for comfort, service and style. Book your stay at our Alta ski lodge now and you won’t regret it!