Best Backpacking in Park City

Looking for the best backpacking in Park City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Park City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Clayton Peak in Utah's Wasatch Mountains

    Clayton Peak is approximately 1.5 miles from Guardsman Pass (3 miles round trip), and you'll gain about 1,600 feet of climbing.  There is parking on top of the pass, but it fills up quickly with hikers and mountain bikers during peak season as thi...

    3 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Backpack to Bloods and Lackawaxen Lakes

    This trail is just outside of Big Cottonwood Canyon which forbids both dogs and swimming due to the Salt Lake watershed. As a result, dogs and swimming are more than welcome. Blood Lake and Lackawaxen Lake Trailhead can be reached by driving up B...

    4 miles 1040 ft gain

  • Hike and Camp at the Twin Lakes Reservoir

    The trailhead begins at the Solitude Nordic Center. Walking around Silver Lake, you get a chance to observe the ducks and lovely wetlands area. This trail then leads you into the lower aspens, and if you are hiking just as fall colors have begun t...

    5 miles 650 ft gain

  • Hike to Willow Lake

    The Trail: Follow the marked trail and you'll hike less than a mile up to the edge of Willow Lake. Moose like to hang out in the thick willows there, so make lots of noise to warn them that you're coming and you won't startle any. Standing on the...

    2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Backpack Lake Catherine and Bag Sunset Peak

    Any chance to get into the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains is worth it. Many people day hike in the area, but not very many backpack in. The trail meets up with the Great Western Trail and overlooks Lake Catherine. The best place to camp is i...

    3 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Winter Backpack to Dog Lake and Backcountry Ski Reynolds Peak

    The hike is considered moderate, but the 1500ft. elevation gain (2100ft. to Reynolds Peak) will definitely get your heart rate up. Snowshoes/skins are recommended but the trail is often packed enough to do without them.After crossing the street f...

    5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike to White Pine Lake

    Just about 5 miles (2-2.5 hrs) from the trailhead, you will find the beautiful White Pine Lake where the water is an intense blue color. It's an amazing place for photos and just hanging out on a summer or fall afternoon. Along the way you will ha...

    10 miles 2450 ft gain

  • Backpack to Red Pine Lake

    Red Pine Lake, located in Red Pine Fork of the Wasatch Mountains, is one of the premier hiking and backpacking destinations in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Red Pine Fork is sandwiched in between White Pine Fork and Maybird Gulch to the east and west,...

    7.3 miles 1960 ft gain

  • Summit the Pfeifferhorn

    Starting at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT, hike southwest until reaching the junction to Red Pine Canyon. Take the trail that crosses the stream and continues west around the ridge. The trail will quickly turn south and ...

    9 miles 3700 ft gain

  • Camp at the Cottonwood Ridgeline

    Begin at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Follow the trail up toward Red Pine Lake. The trail gets a little hard to follow after the lake, but find your way up to the ridge between Pfeifferhorn and White Baldy. Set up camp and...

  • Hike Broads Fork Basin and Beaver Pond

    The Broads Fork trailhead starts in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the same parking lot as the Lake Blanche trailhead, this trailhead is on the west side of the parking lot. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked.Follow the trail until you ...

    4.3 miles 2034 ft gain

  • Winter Backpack to Lake Blanche & Sundial Peak

    This is a popular hike all year round, but less popular in the winter. If you’re backpacking you’ll most likely be alone. In winter, the lake is covered in snow, but Sundial Peak is one of the most picturesque mountains in the Wasatch. Especially ...

    6 miles 2700 ft gain