Fear not Alta die-hearts. The snow might have stopped falling but Alta is still waiting for you this summer. For the first time in 80 years, Alta is open for summer adventures. Come explore the crown jewel of Little Cottonwood Canyon and see why Alta is world-renowned for outdoor adventure.

Photo Credit: Rocko Menzyk

The Weekend is Sunny Side Up

The Sunnyside Lift will be spinning on weekends and holiday this summer. The lift will be open starting on June 30 and running until September 3, allowing your whole family from toddlers to grandparents to come explore the wildflower season.

Stroll up or down the side of the mountain to relive your favorite runs from last winter, or hop back on the lift for the best view in all of Utah. This is your opportunity to experience Alta in a whole new way. Don’t worry, you’re still welcome to hike from the Albion parking lot into the Albion Basin at anytime.

Get Out, Get Up, Get Moving

If you’re looking for more of an active weekend. Little Cottonwood Canyon has a ton of options for hiking trails, rock climbing, and even a few mountain biking options.

With so many trails available you’ll want to come back again and again. And don’t worry there are challenging trails for all skill levels.

View the Alta Hiking map here. You can also pick up a trail map at the information booth at the entrance to the summer road.

Fuel Up

After exploring, relax with friends and family with food, brews, and tunes. The Albion Grill will be serving a full menu of summer eats and tasty treats throughout the week. Plus everyone’s favorite coffee shop, Alta Java, will also be open on weekend and holidays through the whole summer!

If you really worked up an appetite don’t forget about the Sunday all you can eat brunch at the Alta Lodge. Pro tip: call ahead to make a reservation and save room for dessert.

Alta Summer: Brunch

Brunch at the Alta Lodge

Mountain Music

You won’t want to miss Alta’s inaugural Saturday Live Music series. After your hike, grab a craft beer and sit back and enjoy local music. Everything from Blues and Folk to Funk and Reggae Bands will be performing every Saturday from June 30 – September 1.

Click here for a full line up of bands.

Catching Zzz’s at Alta

After all the fresh air activities, food, and music, you might as well make a trip out of it and stay up Little Cottoonwood Canyon for a few nights. Make a weekend of it with the Alta Lodge, Alta Chalets or Canyon Services. Book a room and have a great summer getaway from the city noise and heat!

Be A Part of a New Tradition

Alta Summer: Albion

Albion View of Superior

Be the first to enjoy Alta year-round. From the lift to the trails, the endless views, and the long summer days, you and your family will want to escape to Alta this summer to a part of Utah’s newest tradition.


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Make sure to share all your summer time Alta adventures from brunches to hiking with the hashtag #Altasummer for a chance to get featured on our Instagram page.

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