Summer food and drink at Alta

Food and Drink

Summer food options at Alta are limited in quantity but not quality. Enjoy each bite while taking in the views.

SUmmer food Options at Alta.

Summer at Alta is all about slowing down and taking in the beauty of the mountains. While summer amenities are very limited, there are still a few great food options open in the summer—ranging from the Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge to brunch at the Alta Lodge to the Alta Store conveniently located in the Albion Base Area.


Hours of these establishments vary and it is always a good idea to come prepared with plenty of food and water when venturing into Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Alta Camp Store at the Cecret Lake Trailhead | Currently closed

Open Daily: July 4th – August 4th | Weekends-Only: August 10th – September 7th

The popular Alta Camp Store is back for Summer 2024. Located near the Cecret Lake Trailhead, the Camp Store is a great place to enjoy a pre- or post-hike treat or pick up those camping essentials.

  • Alta merchandise: hats, shirts and stuffed animals
  • Ice cream and other frozen treats
  • Grab-and-go snacks
  • Cold drinks
  • Hiking essentials: maps and wildflower books
  • Camping supplies: firewood and bug spray

The Alta Camp Store at the Cecret Lake Trailhead

Dining in the Town of Alta

Alta Lodge Sunday Brunch

Sundays: 9:30am–2pm

Don't miss Sunday brunch at Alta Lodge. The Alta Lodge brunch is a great excuse to spend a summer morning in the mountains. It’s a long-standing tradition. Relax and enjoy Sunday brunch surrounded by spectacular mountain views of Mt. Superior, Alta’s High Rustler and Mt. Baldy.

Brunch features over 40 buffet selections including traditional breakfast fare, house-baked goods, fresh salads, savory entrees, desserts, and cooked-to-order specials.

  • Indoor and outdoor seating—fresh air and mountain views
  • Alcohol service is available starting at 10:30am

Alta Lodge Sunday Brunch | Alta.comSunday Brunch at the Alta Lodge

Call 801.742.3500

The Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge

Open Daily | Noon–9pm

The Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge is open seven days a week. Enjoy a spot on the patio or order food to go. With a unique menu, casual atmosphere, and a wide variety of beer, wines, and cocktails, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a summer day in the mountains. Check out their events calendar for live music in the evenings.

Gulch Pub Menu

Snowpine food and drink

Swen's Restaurant at Snowpine Lodge

Breakfast: 7–10am daily
Dinner: Thursday–Saturday | 5–8pm

Swen’s Restaurant inside Snowpine Lodge is open for breakfast every day and is the perfect way to fuel up your exploration of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. When you return, retreat to Swen’s and enjoy delicious meals, swap stories from the day’s adventures, and take in the majestic views from the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows.

Swen's Menu

Summer Dining at Snowbird

A little further down Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird has a variety of food and drink options. From grab-and-go items at General Gritts to a great brunch at The Atrium or even a swanky diner experience at SeventyOne, Snowbird has plenty of food and drink spots.

Snowbird's Dining Guide