Best Walking in Utah

This list represents the most popular walking in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Temple Square


A meander through all of this trail can occupy less than an hour. Or, by taking advantage of free tours and side trails on Temple Square proper or in the many LDS buildings, you can make it a half-day…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#2. Main Street


Main St., originally called East Temple, just south of the block where the LDS faithful planned to raise their grand new temple, soon began to fulfill that function. Stores squeezed into lots on eithe…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 1.25 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#3. City Center


This is the historic core of what was originally “Great Salt Lake City.” The retail center is eminently walkable and sustainably designed, an urban mix of shops, restaurants, apartments, and condomini…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Library Square


The southern reaches of central downtown Salt Lake City exude civic pride as well as civic order. Here, with 400 South as its axis, you’ll find the community’s curvaceous new Main Library, its stately…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#5. West Downtown


The city’s traditional commercial heart, south of Temple Square, was a massive construction zone as the new City Creek Center was being born. The Gateway, however, was the community’s first modern ope…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#6. Capitol Hill


Utah’s elegant State Capitol is grandly perched on aptly named Capitol Hill, just north of downtown Salt Lake City. It is visible from every direction. What stands out for many visitors (and filmmaker…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 1.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#7. Memory Grove/City Creek Canyon


Skyscrapers, traffic, noise, and congestion—then a peaceful, secluded park and a near-wilderness. Such is the contrast presented by Memory Grove and lower City Creek Canyon, a narrow oasis only blocks…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 3.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#8. Ensign Peak


If Salt Lake City has a “sacred mountain”—something akin, perhaps, to Mounts Fuji, Olympus, and Sinai—then Ensign Peak fills the bill. It lacks the height or craggy majesty of those revered prominence…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 1.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#9. East South Temple


Although properly known as South Temple, for many in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this was Brigham St. It slopes gently from pioneer leader Brigham Young’s Beehive House and Eagle Gate at S…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#10. Central City


While chockablock with older homes, and certainly not a paragon of wealth, the neighborhood embraces an assortment of innovations and oddities that challenge stereotypes.…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Liberty Park


New York City’s 843-acre Central Park, which opened to the public in 1859, is credited as the first such urban refuge this side of the Atlantic. It initiated Olmsted’s renowned career as a designer of…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 1.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#12. 9th & 9th


Before 7-Elevens and strip malls, cities had neighborhood mini–commercial districts, powered by mom-and-pop and family enterprises. Salt Lake City’s “9th & 9th”—that’s what everyone calls it, centered…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 1.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#13. Lower Avenues


“The lower Avenues,” on the steepening slopes northeast of downtown Salt Lake City, constitute one of the pioneer community’s oldest intact neighborhoods. The streets and blocks were the first to devi…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#14. Upper Avenues


Salt Lake City’s “upper Avenues” offer sweeping views of the city and valley below, as well as the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. Snowcapped except in summer, the mountain ranges frame the panorama. L…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#15. City Cemetery


Though a popular destination on such occasions as Memorial Day and during the Halloween season, a journey through a large cemetery like this can be intriguing at any time, in any season, for it offers…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#16. University of Utah


This is a stroll, make that a leisurely procession, through the oldest state university campus west of the Missouri River: the University of Utah. Much of the modern campus was once part of a military…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#17. Fort Douglas


Fort Douglas is a paradox in time. A 19th-century relic, it is part of Salt Lake City. Graced by buildings dating to the 1870s, today it includes and is surrounded by modern buildings and the wizards…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2.7 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Mount Olivet Cemetery


A historic, parklike gem—a sanctuary unknown even to many locals—lies hidden amid the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City’s busy east side. The intersection of 1300 East and 500 South is a crossroads…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 1 mile
Published by Wilderness Press

#19. Yalecrest Plus


A walk through Yalecrest and onto bordering streets reveals a variety of urban flavors, from lanes dotted with nearly century-old cottages and bungalows to a hidden park. Pleasant residential neighbor…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 3.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#20. This Is the Place


Five of the most significant words in the settlement of the American West—“this is the right place”—were uttered here, from a vantage near the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Today, This Is the Place Monu…
From the guidebook "Walking Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press