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“Go when there's a full moon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
1845 E Cedar Trails Way, Park City, UT
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Park City
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Go when there's a full moon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Took my son for a drive up through Guardsman Pass and there was a full moon! Wow! Just as you drive up from the Big Cottonwood canyon side and near the top, there was the full moon. Amazing!

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful alpine lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Just past the Montage resort is a turn off on the left before you head down the hill. There is a trail leading up to the top of the mountain and a trail to the left along the mountain. If you take the trail on the left you have about a mile walk through beautiful wildflowers ending at a beautiful alpine lake. Easy walk, saw lots of dogs enjoying it as well

Visited July 2013
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Bonita Springs, Fl.
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Want mountain beauty - don't miss this ride by car!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is probably a little known secret that we were told about by locals. ride over Guardsman Pass was absolutely outstanding. Drove through gorgeous mountain passes, beautiful streams and rock formations. Drive slow and just enjoy. If you are a camera buff, every turn is a picture waiting to be enjoyed when you are back home. Especially the flat lands of Florida.

Visited June 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you have the time, drive this scenic road at dusk to look for wildlife. The views are amazing and the road was not very crowded.

Visited July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Beautiful views and wildflowers (in July)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

From Park City up and over Empress Pass and Guardsman Pass, the views are spectacular. It's a dirt road after Empress pass but well graded and passable by any car (although we had a jeep). We continued on much farther into the national forest and state park and the view are wonderful. In July, the wildflowers are spectacular!

Visited July 2013
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