Shram Creek

moderate 18 reviews

Shram Creek is a 2.6 mile moderately 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. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,049 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching





After the initial climb from the parking area, this trail climbs gently the entire way. The lower portion of the trail passes through mixed aspen and conifer forest. The trail then enters a large open meadow that has one large fir tree next to the trail. The upper portion of the trail again winds through mixed aspen and conifer forest until it ends at the junction with Rock Springs Trail, No. 101. Connecting Trails: Rock Springs Trail, No. 101 Sheepherder Trail #099.

Saturday, October 12, 2019. Beautiful fall day. Passed 3 motorcycles, 2 Mountain bikers, 4 on horseback, and 1 other hiker. Great to see such variety of users sharing the trail.

Great fall hike.

Hiked loop from Windward Reservoir to Sheepherder trail to Kuntz Flat trail intersected with Rock Springs trail then came all the way down Shram Creek trail. Most of the Creek crossings on Shram are dry or very little flowing. Nice to see some undergrowth greenery in burned areas.

8 months ago

This trail is now OPEN after having been previously closed due to damages from the 2018 Bald Mountain Fire. Forest Service posted on their social media page that as of 8/09/2019 the trail area as OPEN. I hiked this in late spring 2019 and there's some areas of fire damage but majority of the trail route was not impacted. Beautiful views and nice hike through wooded areas and open meadows. Shram Creek trail intersects with Rock Springs trail.

Memorial Day 2019. May 27th. Way too wet and soggy. Super muddy. Needs a few more weeks to dry out. Snow drifts along top end of trail.

Sun Sep 02 2018

Hiked Shram Creek trail on Sept 2, 2018 up to Rock Springs trail then turned east to Lizard Lake trail and back down Lizard Lake trail to start of Shram Creek. Made for a nice out and back loop. Shram Creek Trail has some beautiful mature aspen groves and a large, very scenic meadow about half way up where you can see the Amos Backbone cliffs quite well. Nice mix of evergreens and aspens. About 60-70% shade along entire route. Except for a little trickle in Shram Creek way up where it crosses Rock Springs trail, the creeks were all dry in Sept and Lizard Lake was a tiny mud hole. It appears in spring or early summer that you'll cross several streams. Shram Creek trail is well marked. Lizard Lake trail is not marked but well used and easy to follow down. It did seem a bit steeper than Shram in parts. Shram is a moderately sloped, pretty trail that I will try again.

Wed Jul 04 2018

Splendid little hike. A little steep at the beginning but not too bad. We ran into a lot of bikers and horse riders and not so many hikers. There were a lot of beautiful views. I would definitely do this again. YOLO

Wed Aug 02 2017

The beginning of the trail is pretty steep, but I was looking for a workout so I didn't mind. There is beautiful scenery during the walk. We didn't like the large amount of horse poop on the trail, and the trail was very dusty.

Fri Jul 07 2017

Beautiful! Lots of trees. Passes through several meadows. Majority in shade when we went. Bit of a dusty trail, but very nice hike.

Thu Sep 15 2016

This was a short little hike, but full of fall colors and beautiful scenery all around!

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