Kuntz Flat Trail

moderate 3 reviews

Kuntz Flat Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 711 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Scenic trail through aspens, pines, and meadows. Take Santaquin Canyon gravel road about 1/2 mile from Nebo Loop road to marked trail head for Rock Springs trail. Follow Rock Springs trail downslope about 1/3 mile until Kuntz Flat trail forks to the left. Some short but steep switchbacks then heads down to Kuntz Flat meadow and stream. A short ways down from the meadow the trail intersects with Sheepherder Hill trail #099. Downslope nearly the entire way to the Sheepherder trail. Moderate incline back up to starting point except a few hundred yards of steep switchbacks.

hiking
6 months ago

Kuntz Flat trail is a nice cutoff between Rock Springs trail and Sheepherder Hill trail. Hiked Aug 10th and streams were just a trickle. A few hundred yards of thick, beautiful yellow flowers that are just fading. Bald Mountain fire burned some spots along lower portions of trail but still a nice route.

hiking
Mon Aug 20 2018

Scenic trail through aspens, pines, and meadows. Take Santaquin Canyon gravel road about 1/2 mile from Nebo Loop road to marked trail head for Rock Springs trail. Follow Rock Springs trail downslope about 1/3 mile until Kuntz Flat trail forks to the left. Some short but steep switchbacks then heads down to Kuntz Flat meadow and stream. A short ways down from the meadow the trail intersects with Sheepherder Hill trail #099. Downslope nearly the entire way to the Sheepherder trail. Moderate incline back up to starting point except a few hundred yards of steep switchbacks. Great trail!

hiking
Sun Aug 19 2018

Take Rock Springs trail from gravel road about 1/3 mile. Kuntz Flat trail veers to the left (NW) and heads down hill towards a very pretty meadow and trickle of a stream. Trail continues past Kuntz Flat to intersect with Sheepherder Hill trail #099.