Iron Canyon Trail

MODERATE 151 reviews

Iron Canyon Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Park City, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Really nice trail located in Park City. Nice view of the Canyons. Nice Aspen and Pine to walk through. A little steep in some places but a great day hike.

hiking
12 days ago

This was our second trail hike in Park City for a long weekend trip. This trail is double track wide with lots of rocks. We still found icy patches and snow up to on May 7th. For us it was challenging but very rewarding with the views at the top. Do yourself a favor and grab a hiking stick at the trail head. There are piles of them there. You’ll be glad you did especially for the trip down!

26 days ago

Awesome hike! Local guy from Park City said it’s the best in town. It’s April 23rd and there was still snow on the top half of the trail—we almost turned around because we weren’t prepared for snow, I just had regular shoes on—but thank goodness we didn’t!! The view at the top is so worth it!! Overall the trail isn’t too difficult, the snow made it a bit harder, I imagine when it is all melted it is pretty easy. We are fairly fit and do Orangetheory a couple times a week, but are from Dallas so we definitely aren’t used to going hiking regularly and aren’t used to elevation or snow. I’m so glad we made it to the top it really is an amazing view!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike all around! Definitely need good boots as the trail was completely covered in snow and it is a decent incline. Beautiful wooded landscape throughout and lightly trafficked. Close to Park City but you feel like you’re more remote!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

We started out just hiking towards the beginning because the snow was a little more packed, but saddled on the showshoes towards the middle of the trail and it was perfect. Weather was great, not too steep. Woodsy and beautiful! Brought my dog and she loved it as well.

4 months ago

This is a great trail and easy to navigate. Finding the trail head was very easy with parking near by. There was snow coverage for the entire trek, however did not require snow shoes, but poles would have been helpful on the return. Moderate is the appropriate designation as it got the heart rate going but did not have many obstacles. There is a fork near the trails end, we went to the right for what was another quarter mile and well worth it as the view was breathtaking. Going this way we did have to double back to return to the iron canyon trail.

4 months ago

Iron Mountain is an excellent day hike. The trail to the summit is well marked and maintained. It has a wide path and I would consider this an easy to moderately difficult climb. The views are not as spectacular as some other local hikes but the trail is enjoyable to hike.

5 months ago

very steep but the woods on the mountain side were beautiful with a great view of Park City.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice and icy

hiking
6 months ago

Great late fall hike. Limited parking at last intersection before dead end. Consistent uphill over hard packed dirt and rocks. Views make the workout worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

Short easy up hill hike. The most AMAZING VIEW at the top. Will for sure go again and again!!

7 months ago

Great fall hike. Steep but only a mile to the lookout which had a great view.

hiking
7 months ago

Quick hike. Great view from the top. Color not yet peaking but there are areas that are changing, esp in the slopes of the mountain. Saw several moose on the way. Parking is the only tricky aspect of this--it's probably relatively easy to get towed from this nice neighborhood, so park thoughtfully.

7 months ago

quick trail through beautiful aspen groves with a nice payoff at the top

trail running
8 months ago

Amazing and rewarding run.

My favorite hike! Mostly uphill which makes it a great workout! Easily done in 1.5 hours. Spend some time at the top and take in the amazing view:)

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing hike and awesome view up top

hiking
8 months ago

Only got to the first summit about halfway up due to incoming rain, would have loved to see the rest! Lots of birch trees to look at on the way up which is 99% uphill. Overall a great workout

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little hike with a great view at the end.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for a family. Steady uphill climb, with great views and a nice place to sit and snack at the top.

8 months ago

Perfect hike after a long drive. Amazing view form the top! short n sweet.

hiking
9 months ago

Uphill, rocky climb prettymuch the entire path. Nice views of Park City from the top. Saw two deer on the way down!

hiking
9 months ago

I hiked this beautiful, woodsy trail with my husband and 4 kids, ages 15, 11, 8 and 3. It was consistently steep, with lots of trees, wildflowers, birds, and butterflies which we paused to look at. It took us a whopping 2 1/2 hours, but no one needed to be carried! We stopped at the bench for the amazing views of Park City, and had a snack before turning around. My only complaint was the overwhelming smell of dog poo in the beginning portion of the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

On vacation at Park City and wanted to go on a hike. This was an absolutely beautiful hike. It was kind of steep though. Lots of gorgeous aspens which provide a very relaxing sound. The top has an amazing view and a nice bench to rest. A fun hike!

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

1 mile up, 1 mile down. We had 4 adults and kids 8, 6, 4, 1, baby. We took 2 hours, about 1 1/4 hours up and 45 min back. The top is really pretty! The way up is fairly steep. We saw lots of insects and wild flowers. I recommend bringing snacks if you bring kids!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail good shade for July, but still started in the early am to avoid heat. Quick trail in and out in an 1.5 hours and that was taking our time. Parking is an issue since you need to park down the hill from the neighborhood and walk up.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike. The trailhead is a little overgrown and not obvious - it's just to the right of a "no fires" sign, in between the two paved driveways of the cul de sac. It's steep, with little relief the whole way up, but it's got a beautiful meadow, aspen and pine forests, and a great view at the end.

hiking
10 months ago

Great quick trail

10 months ago

Awesome hike! Steady incline going up with a great view at the top. Definitely recommending to family/friends and will be going again!

hiking
10 months ago

The only reason I give this 4 stars and not 5 is the very limited parking. The trail begins between two "no parking" signs on a cul de sac. It's easy to miss but worth the effort. It is moderalty steep a good deal of the way. There are some level paths also. At the top, there are spectacular views of ski slopes and Park City itself. 2 miles total, up and back, coming down on rocky parts did cause a little slow down but overall a great hike.

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