The snow eventually melts and when it does, we are left with a splendid display of wildflowers for several weeks in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. Flowers start showing up towards the end of June and by mid July, there is an abundance of varieties. In fact, the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation has identified upwards of 300 species in the Wasatch Mountains. The Foundation’s annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival is July 25/26/27.
Alta Lodge’s location is a great starting point for hikes to the Albion Meadow, Cardiff Pass, and Prince of Wales Mine via Grizzly Gulch. A little further up the road the Albion Grill has shuttle service to Albion Basin and the trailhead to Catherine’s Pass and Cecret Lake.
If your time to visit Alta is on a Saturday, stop in for lunch after your hike and enjoy the view of the mountains from the deck. We welcome hikers to join us for Sunday Brunch, either before or after hiking.