Here is a map of the trails. As you can see there are many additional trails that you could use to extend your hike or ride.
I will describe this trail beginning at the purple section and heading up hill through the blue and pink sections. I will refer to them as “Lower Quito Trail”, “Middle Quito Trail” and “Upper Quito Trail”, even though officially thee lower and middle sections are “Quito’s Incline”. If you were to continue further below the trails become Luna’s Trail and Izzy’s Run.
Lower Quito Trail
Park on the side of the road at this location:40.312349, -111.630731. Here is a link to the Google Map. There is a pullout big enough for about three cars. Here is the view looking each way.
There isn’t much of a shoulder along the road, so I don’t recommend making a loop using the road if it can be avoided.
Follow the trail that heads east through the grass and trees away from the road.
Within about two minutes you get to a much more scenic view, especially in the fall!
Soon you come to a piled little teepee that is strangely named on Google as “The Wooden Teepee of Q-Dub”.
Then there are more deciduous trees, thus more fall color!
Isn’t this a gorgeous view?
The trail is nice and easy with only a couple slopes, because of it’s meandering nature.
I love the vibrant colors!
There is a little clearing. If you look to the southwest you see the city and directly south is Little Baldy Mountain.
Here is a shot zooming in on Little Baldy.
When you arrive at the junction, you can take the path to the south that connects with the road or continue along to the Middle Quito Trail. This first photo is looking back at the junction and the next two are that entrance (40.310226, -111.627153).
Middle Quito Trail
The Middle Quito Trail is actually the upper section of Quito’s Incline.
Continuing on from the section above, we will wind through the trees.
Soon this trail becomes mostly pines.
This is a great mountain biking trail, but isn’t too busy. I hiked it on on a Saturday and only had a handful of cyclists pass. There is always room to step off the trail.
There are a few spots to see brilliant color through the trees. I liked this cool dead tree.
Soon you come up through the trees and come to the road. The parking for Upper Quito Trail is a little to the left (east) 40.307958, -111.626998.
Upper Quito Trail
This is the pink section, which is the highest elevation of the three sections.
The colors on Upper Quito are so vibrant in early fall!
There are also places to look back and see the valley below.
This trail is actually nice in other seasons too. Here are some from June.
It’s most spectacular in the fall!
At the top of the Upper Quito Trail you exit near the Kyhv Peak Overlook.
Stats: Distance – 3.8 miles there and back
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 605 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and then scramble over rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – June-October (road closed in winter from November-May)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes