Utopia Mountain Route

HARD 5 reviews
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Utopia Mountain Route is a 10.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Miette Hotsprings, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1409 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

views

rocky

scramble

off trail

1 month ago

Please do research before scrambling. This scramble is rated difficult for a reason. The crux can be bypassed with loss of elevation and then scree bashing up the gulley but for the final summit push from the wooden tripod on the false summit there is no bypass and has some exposure. My favorite scramble so far in the jasper area. Took our group of 4, 11 hours. Again, do your research as the approach up sulfur creek seems to prove difficult for some to find when it branches off to the left. Sulfur creek can run high at certain times of the year as well. Suggested to bring a helmet as well. Amazing views but you have to work for them and there is exposure.

2 months ago

Poorly marked.

hiking
2 months ago

Unbelievably difficult. The day we went the wind was literally blowing you off the mountain. Experienced hikers only. Lots of scrambling and very difficult to find the right trail.

2 months ago

Fun route with some good scrambling spots along the way. Was nice and clear and calm (aside from the smoky haze from the BC wildfires) so the views were excellent. Decended the large scree slope rather than down climbing some of the scrambles. met up with the river/Creek on the way back down and met up with the trail at the log bridge. Definitely recommend this route.

hiking
9 months ago

I have to go back ! The summit is often cloudy but its still the best views in Miette Range