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Wasatch Wildflower Festival

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 9:00am

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
9385 South Snowbird Center Drive
Snowbird, UT 84092

Enjoy an easy 45 minute stroll or [up to] a 3 hour challenging hike with our trained Wasatch Wildflower Guides…or grab a map of the route and head out on your own. Naturalists will be stationed along hiking routes to share information about particular points of interest. Marvel at the beautiful flora and fauna while learning about our amazing Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest!  Our naturalist guides have been training for months to provide four unique and locally celebrated days!

Most hikes take place at a gentle pace to accommodate wildflower viewing and discussion, but some are longer in distance and time.  Difficulty ratings of “kids, easy, moderate, or advanced” are provided based on trail difficulty or length, not level of wildflower knowledge.

Footing can be loose in many places, so please wear appropriate shoes.  All hikes are at high elevation.  Please plan to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, walking stick or any other items to ensure your own comfort and needs.  Prepare with layers in case of changing weather during the day.

Some hikes involve riding chairlifts or a and tram have a more strict departure time to accommodate lift departures or operating hours.   * Discounted lift and tram fees apply on some hikes (see details below).

Kids craft activities, live music and various resort discounts (food and lodging) help you enjoy your day beyond your hike!  Each resort provides a unique experience.

Because the Wasatch Wildflower Festival occurs on watershed lands, dogs are not allowed at these events.

We reserve the right to cancel hikes or end hikes early based on severe weather or other factors.

Schedule:

All walks depart as groups fill.  Walks requiring the tram ride depart between 9 AM and 12 PM (see below).  Groups will return to the registration area by 2 PM.  There will be a discounted tram charge for walks using the tram.

Kids Walks:
Along Barrier Free Trail with fun wildflower activities along the way!
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
Does not involve tram.
Last walk departs by 1 PM.

Easy Walks:
Along the ADA Accessible Barrier Free Trail.
Duration: 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Last walk leaves by 1 PM.

Moderate Walks :
Tram ride to the top, followed by a hike into Mineral Basin and a ride down Peruvian Chair.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
Last walk departs by 12 PM.

Advanced Walks:
Tram ride to the top, followed by a hike into Mineral Basin, through the Peruvian Tunnel, back up to Mt. Baldy, and a tram ride down.
Duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Last walk departs by 10 AM.

American Sign Language Walk:
Route dependent upon preferences of group.
Duration: 1 to  1 ½ hours.
Walk departs at 10:00 AM.
Additional activities/entertainment:
Kids art station (coloring pages, paint a wildflower t shirt).
Live music on tram deck

Meeting Place: Snowbird Center Plaza Deck, Entry 2

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