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Alpine Pond Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (12)

A scenic loop with multiple access points and a cutoff option.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

97%

Runnable

10,609' 3,234 m

High

10,456' 3,187 m

Low

159' 48 m

Up

159' 48 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a roughly two-mile loop trail through beautiful mixed forest and meadows. There's a cutoff (Alpine Pond Trail Cutoff) roughly midway through that allows you to cut the length in half. The lower half of the trail has outstanding views of the "breaks." The upper portion of the trail meanders through meadows full of native wildflowers, stands of spruce-fir and aspen, and past ancient deposits of volcanic materials.

Alpine pond, a beautiful spring-fed pond, is located about halfway through the loop. This is a great place to relax and have a snack during your run. A small stand of bristlecone pines can also be viewed from this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Spruce-fir and aspen forest with occasional wildflower-filled meadows.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 12 votes

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  4.4 from 12 votes
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#194

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Photos

View of the pond
Jul 29, 2018 near Parowan, UT
Fins at Cedar Breaks with Blowhard Mountain in the background seen from the Chessman Ridge Overlook
Jun 6, 2017 near Parowan, UT
Field of larkspurs
Jul 29, 2018 near Parowan, UT
Fall colors at Cedar Break.
Mar 3, 2016 near Parowan, UT

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