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Albion Basin Wildflowers Hike and Festival Information

During the summer, the mountains surrounding the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts transform from snowy slopes to a colorful sea of wildflowers. Every July and August, Little Cottonwood Canyon comes alive with vibrant wildflowers blossoming as far as the eye can see. And adventurers come from all over to witness the breathtaking display of Albion Basin wildflowers for themselves. At Canyon Services, we have created a helpful Wildflower Hiking Guide to help you navigate the local trails. Today we are going in-depth on the Albion Basin hike and the annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival. Albion Basin Wildflower Hike The Albion Basin [...]

2022-06-24T20:06:28+00:00Local Events, Outdoors|

Porcupine Pine Party

This month Canyon Blog thought he’d touch (gently for reasons soon to be obvious) on one of his favorite and most overlooked Little Cottonwood residents, the porcupine. The idea occurred to him last week while skinning up Albion basin between the summer road and Catherine’s area on a sunny and uncrowded day. Minding his own business and generally enjoying the quiet mountain solitude your correspondent stumbled into the forest havoc remnants of erethizon dorsatum (the scientific name for the north American version). As you can see, when a porcupine decides it’s time to party pine style, they mean business. What [...]

2022-04-13T18:47:05+00:00Local Flavor, Outdoors|

Late Season Skiing at Snowbird, Utah

While other ski resorts throughout the country prepare to wrap up the season, Snowbird will remain open for months to come. Snowbird is known for its late-season skiing, at least through May and sometimes through July! So, if you are searching for the perfect spring skiing destination, consider the Snowbird ski resort in Utah. Canyon Services condos are located at the base of the Snowbird slopes, so you can easily access skiing from your rental. There’s still time for a ski trip in Utah; start planning a getaway trip today! Reasons to Try Late-Season Skiing at Snowbird There are many [...]

2022-03-04T22:19:40+00:00Outdoors, Winter|

Refuel on the Slopes: Alta and Snowbird Restaurants

Ski enthusiasts around the country have long been anticipating colder days and winter snowfall. Nowhere else in the country does the snowfall quite like Utah, with an average of 550 inches annually. The Alta-Snowbird ski resorts are some of the best places in the country to hit the slopes and experience mountain dining. The Alta and Snowbird restaurants are conveniently located near the slopes, so you can easily refuel for every meal. And our luxury vacation rentals at Canyon Services are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of skiing. So, visit us in Utah and embark [...]

2021-10-06T21:08:46+00:00Local Flavor, News, Outdoors|

The Best Mountain Biking in Utah at Alta-Snowbird

The quaint mountain towns of Alta and Snowbird are world-renowned as skiing destinations. The deep powder snow, rugged terrain, and sweeping mountain views are a skiing and winter recreation paradise. Because of this, the summer recreation opportunities in Alta-Snowbird are often overlooked. In the summer months, the snow melts away, revealing some of the best mountain biking in Utah. Bike through the Albion Basin in Alta or peddle the cross country trails at Snowbird. After a day on the trails, return to your vacation home with Canyon Services. We provide rentals close to mountain biking trails throughout the Alta-Snowbird area. [...]

2021-10-06T21:04:41+00:00Outdoors|