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“Top of the World”

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
Ranked #3 of 96 things to do in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This highway is for the skilled mountain driver. Lots of sharp curves, cliffs, rapid ascent and very rapid descent. 11000Ft at the summit and the views are fantastic. We were very fortunate as the leaves were almost at peak....Be sure to take the trip up to Guardsman Pass from Park City. Incorporate the trip down to Brighton and make sure to hike around Silver Lake and up to the twin lakes. When finished, cap you trip off with a drive back up to Gurardsman Pass and then to Midway...Well worth while and a drive to remember.

3  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is a must see in the summer months!!! The road is paved most of the way with some of it a bit washboardy. We had a compact rental car and it handled it easily. THE VIEWS of the mountain ranges and valleys is incredible and is a must see. We went from the Park City side to the Big Cottonwood side. I think in the future, I will pack a picnic and spend some time along the creek at the picnic sites in Big Cottonwood Canyon! Really great!!!

3  Thank Konatotheworld
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We drove the winding back way to Park City from Salt Lake City through Big Cottonwood Canyon. Lots of climbers out on the steep rock cliffs as we wound our way up to Guardsmen Pass. Be sure to stop at the top and gaze down into the valley and across the mountains you have just come through. A few aspens are already golden against a sea of dark green. This picturesque drive is not for the faint of heart--no guard rails and the road is narrow.

2  Thank bikingoma
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We hiked on the Wasatch crest trail - which is also a bike trail. Everyone was enjoying the trail and the views were immense.

1  Thank Outdoorsyone
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Very pretty ride with great scenery and reasonably safe two lane road. Not really a shortcut in time from Midway to Park City but you will have a ride to remember.

1  Thank brucedog
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