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“Views... and hikes off Wasatch crest trail” 5 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 #11 of 81 Activities in Park City
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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“Views... and hikes off Wasatch crest trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Love the short-cut to Brighton/Solitude - especially during fall. Difficult to find parking on the narrow platform at top of Guardman's pass - the road is good only during clear roads (closed in winter) and not for the "faint-of-heart" person. Spectacular views once you pass it coming from PC and access to terrific hiking in Brighton within a short 30 min drive from PC.
Drive carefully....

Visited September 2014
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Draper
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Guardsman Road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While it's only open over the later summer, this is an excellent ride, over the mountains into Park City/Deer Valley, or Heber. Atop Big Cottonwood Canyon, this old road is nearly all paved now, and a fun alternative to I-80. It offers excellent views of the Uinta mountain range, as well as the Heber Valley. No charge for this drive either. If you're from out of town, this is a beautiful way to see some of our mountains & high country. Also a nice viewing area for the Tour of Utah bike race each summer!

Visited August 2014
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Best views near PC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love this spot. Guardsman's Pass has excellent views in all directions, and at the very top, you're only a few hundred feet from the top of Jupiter Lift at Park City Mountain Resort. There are many excellent trails from here. Stop by in the summer or fall.

Visited August 2014
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Park City, Utah
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“Wedding spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Believe it or not, you can park your car and just down the dirt road, you'll not an arbor for weddings. Be here for magical sunsets in summer.

Visited September 2014
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“Wonderland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Brilliant views, peace and quit. Bird and animal varieties spectacular. I explored very early and late afternoon, never disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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