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September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
If you are a member and would like to join us on this hike, please contact Diane Knispel, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
• Names of people going on the hike.
• Email address associated with your membership.
• A contact phone number (preferably a cell phone that you will have with you morning of the hike).
If you are not a member and would like to join us for a hike, please register as a member on our website at https://parkcityhistory.org/membership. Once you are registered, please contact Diane Knispel with the information needed that is listed above. Thank you!
I will send you a confirmation email closer to the time with place to meet and parking information.
This hike has a vertical elevation of nearly 1,400 feet and is 6.5 to 7 miles long, although there is an option to take the Town Lift back down to Main Street. Definitely a strenuous hike, but it is treed and has lovely views of downtown Park City.
The hike follows the extant Silver King tram towers, skirting the counterweight, as we make our way up Sweeny’s Switchback/John’s Trails to the Silver King Shaft House at the base of Bonanza Lift. Just below the shaft house in Woodside Gulch is the Silver King Mill. The Silver King Mine has the largest remaining collection of mining structures within the Park City Mining District, so lots to look at and talk about.
Bring a snack to enjoy as we’re looking at the mining structures, water and sunscreen. The hike will take about 3.5 hours.