Hiking Around Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

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The whole of the Wasatch Front, including the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Basin Desert, is a hiker’s paradise—miles of trails at every level of difficulty, from gentle strolls to steep, rugged ridgelines, and all within an hour’s drive for more than a million residents. You might imagine swarms of people on every trail—but this isn’t the case. Certainly some of the lower, easier trails are well used, but the Wasatch Mountains and Great Basin can feel and be remote. On many days you’ll be virtually alone not far above the trailheads; and high up in the cirques, below grand ridges, you’ll experience real wilderness. This guide includes Ogden River Parkway, City Creek Trail, Provo River Parkway, Jordan River Parkway, Park City--Rail-Trail, Mill Creek Pipeline Trail, Alexander Basin and Gobbler's Knob, Silver Lake and Lake Solitude, Lake Mary to Catherine Pass, Lake Blanche Trail, Ferguson Canyon, Lisa Falls Trail, Red Pine Canyon from Little Cottonwood Canyon, South Skyline Trail, Lamb's Canyon, Mount Olympus, Lone Peak: Draper Ridge Route, American Fork Canyon: Silver Lake, Antelope Island: White Rock Bay Loop, Stansbury Island, Deseret Peak, and White Pine Loop in Oquirrh Mountains.
Outdoor Escapes Salt Lake City, A Four Seasons Guide

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Outdoor Escapes Salt Lake City, A Four Seasons Guide

by Robin Norris & Freddie Snalam (Falcon Guides)

The whole of the Wasatch Front, including the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Basin Desert, is a hiker’s paradise—miles of trails at every level of difficulty, from gentle strolls to steep, rugged ridgelines, and all within an hour’s drive for more than a million residents. You might imagine swarms of people on every trail—but this isn’t the case. Certainly some of the lower, easier trails are well used, but the Wasatch Mountains and Great Basin can feel and be remote. On many days you’ll be virtually alone not far above the trailheads; and high up in the cirques, below grand ridges, you’ll experience real wilderness.

This guide includes Ogden River Parkway, City Creek Trail, Provo River Parkway, Jordan River Parkway, Park City--Rail-Trail, Mill Creek Pipeline Trail, Alexander Basin and Gobbler's Knob, Silver Lake and Lake Solitude, Lake Mary to Catherine Pass, Lake Blanche Trail, Ferguson Canyon, Lisa Falls Trail, Red Pine Canyon from Little Cottonwood Canyon, South Skyline Trail, Lamb's Canyon, Mount Olympus, Lone Peak: Draper Ridge Route, American Fork Canyon: Silver Lake, Antelope Island: White Rock Bay Loop, Stansbury Island, Deseret Peak, and White Pine Loop in Oquirrh Mountains.

©  Robin Norris & Freddie Snalam/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Trail Type: Several options
Season: Best Spring Through Fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Hiking Around Salt Lake City

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