Guided Garden Tours at Red Butte Garden

There are many ways to explore Red Butte Garden. We offer private, public, and tram tours and hikes tailored to specific areas of the Garden year-round. Going on a Garden Tour or Natural Area Hike with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff is a great way to generate new enthusiasm in your group, club, or association. Garden tours are unique and take you beyond what is initially apparent to the more subtle aspects of the Garden's splendor.


May 1 - September 30
FREE with the price of admission.
  • Monday - 10AM-1PM
  • Tuesday – 10AM-1PM
  • Wednesday – 10AM-1PM
  • Thursday – 10AM-1PM
  • Friday – 10AM-1PM
  • Saturday – 10AM-1PM
  • Sunday – 10AM-1PM

Last Tram Tour leaves at 12:45PM Monday-Sunday.

*Complimentary Tram Tour times are subject to change due to Volunteer Docent availability.
Please call to verify times: 801-585-0899

Complimentary Tram Tours are not available on Free Admission Days, national holidays, or state holidays.

Groups of four or less / No registration necessary / First come, first served

Groups of five or more are required to schedule a Private Tram Tour with 10 days advanced notice.
Call 801-585-0899 for more Tram Tour information.

The number of people allowed to ride on a cart should be restricted to the passenger seats available, and not exceed the manufacturer's guidelines.
- University of Utah Reference Policy 3-233: Operation of Motorized Vehicles on Pedestrian Walks


Please visit our Seasonal Event pages for specialty tours in each season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.


  • Tour reservations must be requested 10 business days in advance and are subject to volunteer availability.

  • Garden Walking Tours last one and a half hours and may include up to a mile of walking. Walking Tours accommodate up to 15 guests per docent. Walking Tours are available year round, weather permitting

  • Garden Tram Tours typically last one hour and may accommodate up to seven guests per docent. Tram tours are available April Through September.

  • Natural Area Tours are also available and offer a new perspective on the vast area behind the formal gardens and some of the best views of the Salt Lake Valley. May accommodate up to 15 guests per docent.

  • Private Tours cost is $30 per docent. Advance registration is required.

  • Call 801-585-0899 for more Private Tour information.

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