Beginning April 12, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., any person 18 years of age or older can be placed on the waiting list by submitting their application and required fee in person or by mail to the Jordanelle State Park office. A non-refundable fee of $50 will be charged per waiting list applicant for the two year time period. All waiting lists will expire October 31, 2011. If a slip becomes available, the $50 fee will be applied towards the lease payment.
I went the wrong way at first because the Northface race was happening but once I got back on track it was awesome! Great views with lookout points and benches. Beautiful fall colors! I didn't do the whole trail and ended up using the Spiro Connector to take Dawn's Trail.
A great hike with incredible views. We made a loop of it with Silver Lake up to the summit and Ontario Canyon down. This was a little over two hours for us, but we weren't in a hurry. If doing a loop, I recommend Silver Lake up. It is steeper and with loose rock. Both trails begin near the bottom of the Sterling Express lift and were generally well marked.
Views towards the top of the Silver Lake trail were the most breathtaking we've seen in our Park City hikes.
The lift stopped running daily September 5. So if you're planning on a free lift down (like some other comments) instead of hiking down, check that it's running.
Spiro is a beautiful trail. Going up, the downward bike traffic is a little annoying. But the views are beautiful, particularly at higher elevations.
There is no parking at the trail head and finding parking is not obvious. Park as if you were going to the Silver Star Cafe. The trail head is just beyond the cafe and the Silver Star lift, on your right.
Great trail. It was suggested by Silver Star Rental that we take Arrowhead to avoid heavy bike traffic and then pick up Spiro. Which we did, however, we saw limited bikes due to being a Monday we guessed. Going the suggested way we logged in about 2-3 more miles. No bugs which was great, had the pleasure of many birds. A trail well worth it.
A heart pounding hike. The hike will take you through the forest and out in the direct sun on your way up the mountain. And there are no bike allowed on this trail. Some views especially at the top. Overall a nice hike, but for me I like some more variety especially running water. But in this area, this is about as good as it gets. Oh, and the best part is the free ride down on the chair lift. Ahh, nice views and relaxing.
Visited mid-October. Nicely manicured trail - single wide most of the time. Hiked 2.5 miles in. All nearly up hill. I'm in decent shape, but used to 1,000ft altitude, so I did get a little winded, but it felt really good. Encountered a few friendly magpie along the way. Several uphill & downhill bikers whom were very friendly and courteous. Forests changed from pine to oak to birch...lots of vistas and a couple of benches to rest/enjoy the wonderful views of PC. Definitely worth the hike if you'd like to see a little of PC, but are not familiar with the area.