A must do this time of summer is to take a drive up to Alta Ski Resort and walk the Albion Basin/Albion Meadows trail. There are so many beautiful wildflowers this time of year and the scenery is breath taking. This trail is easy for the whole family to do. We hiked with 6 kids from newborn to 8 years old and everyone was able to do it and had a great time. This would also be fabulous for a romantic evening hike.
Travel to the end of Little Cottonwood Road just after you pass Alta Ski Resort. There is an information booth that you drive pass and park in the parking lot below. If you have any questions, there are such friendly and helpful people at the information booth. After you park, head down the stairs by the Albion Grill to the trail head.
There are so many gorgeous views, an old ski lift chair to sit on and watch the creek water below. Some trivia facts about the native animals along the trail labeled “ski-cology” hanging on trees throughout the trail. This kept our kids entertained the whole time, not to mention the giant boulders that they had to climb.
You’ll want to remember that it’s a little bit cooler on the trail so it’s a good idea to remember a jacket or sweatshirt as well as:
-good shoes (hiking shoes are best because of rocky parts of the trail)
-plenty of water
-snacks or lunch depending on the length of your hike
If you have lots of energy, take the trail all the way up to Cecret Lake. It’s a little more challenging but worth the view and relaxing time sitting by the water. Have the best time exploring another gorgeous Utah activity!
Summer activities featured so far this summer…stay tuned each week for additional activities!
Terraces-Elbow Fork Trail
5 Splash Pads to Visit this Summer
7 Wonder of the World Balloon Exhibit
Swaner Eco Center & Newpark Hotel
Utah Olympic Park
Nature Hunt & Picnic
Snowbird Stay & Play
Visit Historic Spring City
Albion Basin/Albion Meadows Trail