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Grizzly Gulch Mines

Explore Alta’s Mining History with UCSS

Trace history’s footsteps with utah Cultural site stewardship.

Uncover Alta's mining history on a hike through Grizzly Gulch with experts from Utah Cultural Site Stewardship (UCSS).

Join us for Utah Cultural Site Stewardship's inaugural event as we trace history’s footsteps of Alta’s mining past on a hike through Grizzly Gulch. Led by the Utah State Historic Preservation Officer, we will uncover remnants of old mines and piece together the resilience and ingenuity of the past. This event aims to foster a deeper connection to our environment and conservation efforts by diving into Alta’s rich history that shaped this magnificent landscape.

Adventurers, history enthusiasts, and nature lovers are welcome to join this unique experience. Together we will hike the trails of Grizzly Gulch, understanding the past while forging a sustainable future for generations to come.

View of Alta from Michigan City Mine

Michigan Utah mines in Grizzly Gulch—ore tram in the foreground. This tram ran down to Tanner's Flat, and later became the first Collins lift. | Photo: Utah Historical Society

What To Expect

  • This hike is intermediate to advanced. We will be hiking slowly with frequent stops.
  • Total of 3 miles round–trip with about 1,000 ft of elevation gain and 1,000 ft of elevation loss.
  • You will be hiking at elevations between 8,500–9,500ft.


  • September 2nd, 2023


  • 9–11am


  • Meet at the Alta-Brighton (Twin Lakes Pass) Trailhead by 9am
  • View the Summer Trail Map

Tours are weather conditions permitting

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