Daly Canyon is a great place to see some remnants of Park City’s rich mining history. The canyon is named after John Daly who founded the Daly Mining Company in 1885. This loop hike is mostly shaded and offers a variety of terrain.
What to Expect
The hike begins with a .5-mile gradual climb on the Daly Canyon dirt road. Keep an eye out for the trail sign located directly in front of a telephone pole where you will cross the stream on your left and head onto a single-track trail into the heavily forested hillside. This section winds through a lush forest up the hillside for .30-mile opening up to a dirt road where you will head left. Follow the road for .15-mile, at the next intersection follow the sign for Ontario Bypass where the route changes back to a single-track trail. At the next intersection take a right following Ontario Bypass for another .20-mile and then take a right following the Empire Link trail. At the next intersection follow the Empire Link trail heading downhill. From here follow the Empire Link trail where you will come to a bridge that connects to the Daly Canyon Road. At this point take a right and head down the Daly Canyon road which will connect you back to the trail head in 1.2-miles.