Mormon Pioneer Trail

Salt Lake City, Utah

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One of Salt Lake’s newest trails, the Mormon Pioneer Trail is quickly becoming one of the area’s most popular. Following the route of the Mormon Pioneers of 1847, the path rises up Mountain Dell Canyon to Big Mountain Pass, where vistas of the Wasatch Range and the distant Salt Lake Valley inspired the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader Brigham Young to declare, “This is the Place.” The lower trail from the highway trailhead to Affleck Park is moderately pitched and thus caters to novice riders. The upper section rises steeply with periodic rough tread and tight turns and is reserved for intermediate mountain bikers or stronger. Trail surface: All singletrack.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

One of Salt Lake’s newest trails, the Mormon Pioneer Trail is quickly becoming one of the area’s most popular. Following the route of the Mormon Pioneers of 1847, the path rises up Mountain Dell Canyon to Big Mountain Pass, where vistas of the Wasatch Range and the distant Salt Lake Valley inspired the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader Brigham Young to declare, “This is the Place.”

The lower trail from the highway trailhead to Affleck Park is moderately pitched and thus caters to novice riders. The upper section rises steeply with periodic rough tread and tight turns and is reserved for intermediate mountain bikers or stronger. Trail surface: All singletrack.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 6.8
Elevation Gain: 1,420 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Best May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,000 feet
Top Elevation: 7,300 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Salt Lake Ranger District, Salt Lake City Watershed Management
Local Maps: USGS Mountain Dell
Driving Directions: Directions to Mormon Pioneer Trail

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