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Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway

1845 E Cedar Trails Way, Park City, UT
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Drive slow, enjoy the view

Road took a major beating over the winter. Just be slow, take your time and watch out for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful Drive

I am staying at a hotel in "Park City" and the client is in SLC downtown. 30 minute commute is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1845 E Cedar Trails Way, Park City, UT

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Road took a major beating over the winter. Just be slow, take your time and watch out for bikers/hikers on the road.

Thank ThereBeBears
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am staying at a hotel in "Park City" and the client is in SLC downtown. 30 minute commute is not bad for me as I love the “ME” time while I drive to-and-fro from work. One evening from work, I took the scenic route...More

Thank BearBull99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up to the top of Guardsman Pass on Father's Day, which was sunny and beautiful. The new road from the Midway/Heber side of the mountain is very nice and smooth. There was a good amount of traffic on the road around midday on...More

2  Thank maserk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually stumbled on Guradsman Pass by accident. I got turned about driving out of Park City, and was too stubborn to turn around, lol! But, wow, so glad I was. The view is breathtaking. Not sure how I'd feel about driving it in the...More

3  Thank B0adicea
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Even without the snow its a great view with snow it must be even better. As far as time of day i domt know what the best time is.

Thank alanh45953
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Took a drive up there last week...road was still closed way up top, so we walked the remaining distance..A bit of a hike, but we took it slow. I was gonna quit about 10 minutes short of making it to the top, but thanks to...More

Thank Betsy C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

SO SAD. beautiful drive but soooo depressing google maps wouldn't tell me it was closed for "end of season maintenance"- not the roads fault, but definitely something to be aware of!!

1  Thank Hcjenkins22
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

If you haven't taken a drive-up Guardsman it's well worth it you can get to it either from several locations one in Cottonwood Canyon another in Midway another in canyons in Park City great views everywhere from April through November you don't want to be...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

90 minutes to go 19 miles. My husband was helping me "navigate" and looking down the 1,500 foot cliffs with no guardrails, usually no asphalt. Scary. He has a CDL and I do not have one. Just a regular drivers' license. There was no way...More

2  Thank thedoglady
Reviewed 15 April 2017

we were not prepared for semi-offroading...nor was our cyclist prepared for the gravel. BUT if you avoid snow and potholes the scenic shortcut to Heber City is worth the ride.

Thank Traveller60035
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Do you think the road will be open by June 6th? That's when I'm going there. Suzanne
21 May 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Typically, Guardsman Pass is open by the first part of June. You will be fine. We did have about 150% over normal snowpack this Winter, which is great for skiiers and provides significant water runoff for our... More
Can I run along roads to get here? I'm an ultra runner so run about 25 miles at a time regularly. How far is drive? THANKS! KT
1 March 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Park City has a trail system which is second to none. We have over 300 miles of trails which are well maintained...from asphalt to single track dirt...smooth to rocky...from even contours to 3,000 feet of elevation change... More
We will be driving a 38' motor home to Park City next September. Would you suggest driving that large of a vehicle through Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway?
29 December 2016|
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Response from J_M_UtahTraveler | Reviewed this property |
No. I would not.