Summit Park Peak
June is a tricky month here in Utah with the temperature's rising in both Southern Utah and Salt Lake Valley yet the Uinta National Forrest is still hidden away under snow. My search is definitely in finding dry trails that aren't too hot or exposed to enjoy. That's why I tend to stick around my home base of Park City because I always find just what I am looking for. Summit Park Peak was the prefect hike, especially in the middle of the week. We only saw 3 mountain bikers and 2 other hikers the entire time. I prefer lightly used trails because I can let my dogs off leash for the entire time which helps tire them out more.
- From Salt Lake City take I-80 East towards Park City
- Get off on exit 140 towards Parley's Summit
- After getting off on exit 140 take a right at the bottom of the ramp
- At the 3 way stop take another right onto Aspen Dr.
- After .2 miles take a left onto Parkview Dr.
- Continue along Parkview Dr. for 1.6 miles
- At this point Parkview ends and you will see a trailhead in front of you that says Summit Park Peak you can park here to reach the peak on a little longer of a hike
- To get to the trail head we used take a left at this point onto Matterhorn Dr.
- Stay on Matterhorn Dr. for .6 miles until you see Matterhorn Terrace on your right
- Take that right onto Matterhorn Terrace and drive about a quarter of a mile to the end of the road
- This is the parking lot and trail head with plenty of spots to park your car
- I prefer this trailhead because it offers more parking and is a less popular starting point then the other