Best Easy Day Hikes Salt Lake City  by Greg Witt and Rob Witt

Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City Guide Book

by Greg Witt and Rob Witt (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Salt Lake City  by Greg Witt and Rob Witt
Best Easy Day Hikes Salt Lake City features twenty-one easily manageable hikes in this great hiking destination. Where else can you spot elk and raptors and still be within 300 yards of downtown? Discover a range of hikes in Salt Lake Valley, as well as nearby Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 23.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.

Although its origins were in silver mining, the town of Alta near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon boasts a more abundant natural resource today, with over 120 species of wildflowers blooming in th ...
Alta, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.6
Wildflowers, wildlife, a well-marked interpretive trail, and a rock-rimmed alpine lake make this hike at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon a summer favorite.
Alta, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Just minutes on foot from downtown Salt Lake City and the Utah State Capitol, you’re in a protected nature preserve and national forest with a good chance of seeing deer, elk, and possibly even a moun ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Starting from one of the busiest intersections in downtown Salt Lake City, you’ll quickly enter a secluded canyon park with a winding footpath through the woods and a creek always nearby. Dozens of pl ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This popular local hike features an intriguing waterfall that plunges dramatically through a hole in the rock before cascading down the rocky drainage below. This short, refreshing hike skirts the Mil ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
Ensign Peak, the rounded knob lying directly north of the Utah State Capitol, offers the most commanding view of the Salt Lake Valley with the least amount of effort. In less than a half mile from the ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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Ghost Falls is a simple cascading waterfall located in Corner Canyon near the base of Lone Peak. The trail wanders through dense groves of Gambel oak and also provides excellent views of the southern ...
Draper, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.6
Aptly named, you’ll never see Hidden Falls from the road— it’s not even marked. But for those in the know, a short walk of just 100 yards reveals this surprise cascade. One of the most appealing aspe ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
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The Jordan River, which meanders through the center of the Salt Lake Valley, was the lifeline for many of the valley’s early settlements and farms. Today, a walk along the river- hugging parkway trail ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
Lake Catherine, a sister lake to Lake Martha and Lake Mary, is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. But this scenic route ascends the ridge from the Little Cottonwood side and offers a shorter approach t ...
Alta, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.6
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Perhaps the prettiest of all the lakes in the Wasatch, Lake Mary is a favorite for hikers, especially families in search of fir-scented woods and remote mountain scenery, all within 30 minutes of your ...
Brighton, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
The trail to Lake Solitude departs Silver Lake to ascend through a thick cover of fir and aspen before emerging to reveal a beautiful glacial tarn. Lake Solitude is an excellent destination if you see ...
Brighton, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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Lisa Falls, where a sparkling mountain stream spills over granite, is as small and beautiful as its name suggests. It’s a relaxing, quick stop on a drive up the canyon if you have a few minutes to spa ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
Starting near the mouth of the canyon near the Temple Quarry, the Little Cottonwood Trail is a popular bike and jogging trail. But this upper extension is more quiet and remote.
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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Several large rock outcroppings, which lie approximately one mile from the trailhead, offer hikers spectacular views of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Looking down from these rocky ledges gives you the sense ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
This gentle creek-side walk explores the beauty of the deep canyon setting. During the spring runoff the creek swells to a raging torrent, which makes for an exciting walk. Completely paved to improve ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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Silver Lake, a shallow alpine lake with surrounding wetlands, is made accessible and informative by a brilliantly conceived trail that allows you to explore the marsh without ever getting wet.
Brighton, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This easy paved walkway departs from the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, then leads through meadows and woodland to a lookout platform. Views of the canyon and the Salt Lake Valley stretch out below.
Alta, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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The Sugarloaf Road leads to a ridgeline perch, with the Alta ski area spread out to the north and commanding views of the upper American Fork Canyon to the south. Hiking the Sugarloaf Road, a service ...
Alta, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
This accessible and family-friendly nature and interpretive trail at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon gives walkers a glimpse into the area’s historic origins as well as the natural history of th ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
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