Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City Guide Book

by Lori J. Lee (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City  by Lori J. Lee

240pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762771380

Here are forty-two of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City, Utah—from Deseret Peak to Waterfall Canyon. The hikes offer unbeatable views, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and fields of wildflowers. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.
... Preview: It’s safe to say that Adams Canyon is Davis County’s most popular trail due to accessibility and the 40-foot waterfall at the end of the canyon. Adams Canyon was named for Elias Adams, an early pionee ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Kaysville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Frary Peak is the highest point on Antelope Island—a thoroughly original state park that sits in the Great Salt Lake (second saltiest body of water in the world) west of Salt Lake City. The trail rise ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Syracuse, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Bell Canyon is a steep granite canyon dug out by a glacier that exposed some of the oldest Precambrian rock in the world. The canyon sits just south of Little Cottonwood Canyon and provides a steady, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Cottonwood Heights, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: The Brighton Lakes Trail passes three lakes: Lakes Mary, Martha, and Catherine. Before you come to the first lake, there is also a spur to Dog Lake, which sits only 500 feet off the main trail. Known ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Park City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: The hike to Mount Raymond via Butler Fork provides a rich selection of eye candy and experiences: lush aspen forests, open views up Big Cottonwood Canyon, fun rock scrambling, 360-degree summit views, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Cottonwood Heights, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: This trail climbs the main canyon, parallel to Corner Canyon Creek, up to Ghost Falls. Intermixed with shaded singletrack, gravel road, and riverside travel, there are also a couple trail options that ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Alpine, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The hike to Cecret Lake is a quick, family-friendly trek that is popular for those very reasons. Sitting in Albion Basin, the lake is surrounded by some of the most prolific wildflower displays in the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Park City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Clark’s Trail is a beautiful hike up the mountain to the Peak View trailhead. Shaded trails occasionally open up to full, rich views of the surrounding Draper neighborhoods and expand to the Wasatch F ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Alpine, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Deseret Peak, tallest peak in the Stansbury Mountains west of Salt Lake City, affords views over the Skull Valley to the west and Tooele County to the east that you can get from no other location. Bes ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Deseret Peak, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Long, winding, and shaded, the Desolation Trail makes its way up to an overlook complete with rocks for sitting back to enjoy the view of the Salt Lake Valley or to take in the sunset and have a picni ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
East Millcreek, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Diamond Fork Hot Springs has several man-made rock pools in which to enjoy a relaxing soak. The hot springs bubbling from the ground are naturally cooled by the waterfall that runs directly into the p ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Spanish Fork Peak, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Dog Lake is a centerpiece in the maze of trails that run between Mill Creek and Big Cottonwood Canyons. Sitting below higher peaks, it is often passed by on the way to other destinations, but well-wor ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Park City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Donut Falls is a popular, fun, family-friendly hike. With a destination involving the unusual phenomenon of a waterfall cascading through a round hole in the rock surface, it’s bound to draw the crowd ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Park City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The historic Ensign Peak Trail climbs to an overlook used by Brigham Young and other Latter Day Saint church leaders upon settling the valley. The viewpoint from the historical obelisk atop the peak p ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area is a great place to observe four different types of habitat: upland, emergent marsh, big open water, and riparian. Differe ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Farmington, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: A 30-foot waterfall near the top, open views of the canyon, tumbled and shot-up early-twentieth-century cars hidden in the trees, a cave, and the wonder of Farmington Creek are the interesting highlig ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Kaysville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: One of the lesser known canyons of the Wasatch, Ferguson Canyon is a hidden gem. Access doesn’t get easier—the trailhead is located right outside a Cottonwood Heights neighborhood—and the trail has th ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Cottonwood Heights, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Ghost Falls can be accessed from every trailhead in the Corner Canyon system of linking trails, but when approached from the Ghost Falls trailhead, the hike is a pleasant downhill stroll, complete wit ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Alpine, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Church Fork picnic grounds welcome you with the sounds of a cascading waterfall— one of the nicest approaches to a trailhead. The popular and busy Grandeur Peak Trail takes you to overlooks of the Was ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Park City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Holbrook Canyon begins and ends with cascading waterfalls, while the middle is more of the same. A wet hike, the trek up the canyon follows Holbrook Creek deep into the Sessions Mountains. The riparia ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City"
Bountiful, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8

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