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Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway

1845 E Cedar Trails Way, Park City, UT
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Nice drive from the valley floor to the pass

Nice drive from the valley floor to the pass. Freshly paved road. The views are great, but nowhere... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Seattle, Washington
Our Breakfast Place

The perfect scenic spot to enjoy our breakfast every morning before our hike! These majestic views... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Nancy N
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1845 E Cedar Trails Way, Park City, UT
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Nice drive from the valley floor to the pass. Freshly paved road. The views are great, but nowhere to pull off for pictures. It's only about a 20 minute drive.

Reviewed August 3, 2017

The perfect scenic spot to enjoy our breakfast every morning before our hike! These majestic views are incredibly breathtaking!!! Truly spoiled by this opportunity when visiting Park City for a moth and a half...full of gratitude!

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Drive this in the fall when the leaves are changing! It's a beautiful drive with different options to either start with or end with. We have driven this route over and over again for the last 25 years. It's busier than ever, paved, but still...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

This is an amazingly beautiful area, easy to drive to and close to Park City. Even in July there are patches of snow up higher that you can see. We did not do any hiking but it's a great drive up.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We took the ride out to Guardsman Pass and it was beautiful. We took the hike down to the lake which was an easy 1 mile walk downhill and it was an incredibly beautiful alpine lake surrounded by beautiful pine trees. People were swimming and...More

5  Thank mengel5
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This was a great way to go from Park City to SLC to explore the area. The view from the top of the pass was amazing! The views in all directions were breath-taking. We also stopped at Silver Lake on the way to SLC and...More

1  Thank NittanyL
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We chose this route to travel from Salt Lake City to Park City, and it was a beautiful drive. It includes some sharp curves and winding roads at points, but it's well paved and marked. We stopped at the highest point and took a short...More

Thank sdb0408
Reviewed July 11, 2017

In the summer, this road is a great little drive that yields some wonderful views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. It's so interesting how the scenery changes from one valley to the next, and there is plenty of variety. Definitely worth a drive!

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed July 11, 2017

One of my favorite morning hikes to 10,440 for 17 years. The road to guardsman is now paved both ways, up the canyon and down from Deer Valley. Haven't been since last summer (I moved) and took my mom to experience serenity and solitude. The...More

2  Thank jmbudihas
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Went up on the Pass last week.... Beautiful drive... Great spots to take pictures... There is still snow on top of the Pass... Saw several deer... Recommend this drive for everyone...

Thank zacmac4297
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December 23, 2017|
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Response from Jgray0615 | Reviewed this property |
It is a beautiful location. I would imagine if you asked the Huber City people. You would have to truck everything up there. I would only attempt this in the summer.
Leslie F
September 26, 2017|
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Response from KMcoloradofamily | Reviewed this property |
Paved but very narrow in spots. On the way to Brighton (past the pass) there is one curve that was pretty damaged (with graded gravel surface) and only passable by one vehicle at a time. You just have to watch for oncoming... More
May 21, 2017|
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Response from 201bobk | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Typically, Guardsman Pass is open by the first part of June. You will be fine. We did have about 150% over normal snowpack this Winter, which is great for skiiers and provides significant water runoff for our... More