Difficulty: Moderate ◼︎
Length: 6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Dog Friendly: Yes
Trailhead coordinates (copy + paste): 40.6692, -111.5292
Directions: The coordinates will bring you to the trailhead, which is at the end of a cul-de-sac. There is no parking allowed right here, but the signs indicate where parking is allowed lower down on the street and on the main connecting road.
Iron Mountain offers a bird's-eye view over most of town and parts of PCMR. Most hikers stop at the lookout point, which is about halfway to the top (first and second photos below). It is worth continuing with the second half of the hike to reach the summit. Once you have reached the lookout, the steepest part is behind you, and the next section offers different views of The Canyons and a better view over town. The trail will lead you to the lookout with no problem. From there, continue past the bench and up the ridge to connect with Mid-Mountain and then Ironman, following the signs. From here, you will pass by parts of the Colony and Iron Mountain Express chairlift as you continue to wind your way up to the top. The bottom half in particular is great to hike year-round— this is the best place for hiking up and sledding down on Swissbobs in the winter.