ALTA'S DAY : SATURDAY, JULY 28th
Alta Ski Area, Albion Base entry, parking lot behind the Albion Grill
Walks depart as groups fill and will return to registration area by 2 PM.
Walks along the base designed with kids in mind, with fun and interactive wildflower activities along the way! Discover what wildflowers need to grow and thrive. We’ll look for wildflowers and wildlife of the Albion Basin. Duration: Less than 1 hour. Kids must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Last walk 1 PM.
Walk takes place streamside along the gentle terrain of the base area through willows, wetlands, and meadows on the Lower Albion Meadows Trail. Duration: About 1 hour. Last walk 1 PM.
Albion Meadows Trail at a gentle grade. This walk offers a wonderful variety of flower viewing habitats including meadows, shaded spruce-fir stands, nears streams, and sunny, rocky slopes. Duration: About 1 ½ hours. Last walk departs at 12 PM.
Twin Lakes Pass trail. Trail is very steep and rocky in sections. North-facing slopes allow for wildflower viewing through a variety of habitats. Duration: About 1 ½ hours. Last walk departs at 12 PM.
LIVE MUSIC :
10am - 1:30pm
The Wasatch Wildflower Festival (WWF) is a four-day event hosted at the four Cottonwood Canyon Ski Areas to celebrate the beauty and diversity of wildflowers in the Wasatch and to educate visitors on how to ensure the protection of this important natural resource. The WWF’s guided walks and activities are designed to reinforce careful stewardship and awareness of the ecology of the watershed environment. The festival is not designed to promote more visitorship, but to instead capture the interest of the community and create a sustainable way of celebrating this important and beautiful season in the canyons. Another goal of the festival is to disperse or help balance use in this window of high visitorship in the canyons.