The local wilderness offers many opportunities for hiking whether wandering along the riverbank or rambling to a local hilltop. Alta is a destination known for many iconic experiences such as viewing the northern lights, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and culinary experiences. However the one true hidden gem is the unlimited possibilities for hiking within stunning landscapes. This could arguably be the best kept secret of Alta as a destination. There are hiking trails on every corner of the area, and within every crack of the landscape; the most remarkable hikes being to Alta Canyon and the Northern Lights Observatory.