Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Hiking through a dense forest scented with spruce and fir is just one of the many delights on the Desolation Trail. Climbing over fallen trees and rocky outcrops leads to a direct view of Salt Lake with peaks rising to the north and south.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City

by Greg Witt (Menasha Ridge Press)

Hiking through a dense forest scented with spruce and fir is just one of the many delights on the Desolation Trail. Climbing over fallen trees and rocky outcrops leads to a direct view of Salt Lake with peaks rising to the north and south.

©  Greg Witt/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 4.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5–3 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Local Contacts: Ulina-Wasatch Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS: Mount Aire
Driving Directions: Directions to Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

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Apr 2018