Alta is comprised of roughly 80 public lands, and those lands are part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Alta is within a few miles of the Lone Peak Wilderness and the Twin Peaks Wilderness Area. The Lone Peak Wilderness was the first designated Wilderness area in the State of Utah.
Over twelve miles of designated National Forest System trails traverse the town. View the Alta summer recreation and trails map to learn the options. Visit the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest online here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf.