Temple Quarry Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,411 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 55 feet. Near the trailhead there is also a parking.
Temple Quarry Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A visit to the quarry and boulder field, a history-nature trail created in 1993, gives almost everyone the opportunity for a short, refreshing walk away from the city, yet one that isn’t a mountain hike or clamber. Interpretive signs outline the process of cutting and then hauling granite blocks to the temple site. There are restrooms and an amphitheater, and the trail itself is accessible to the handicapped, not to mention the little ones. Surrounding views are majestic, to say the least: sheer gray cliffs on either side of the canyon are popular rock-climbing destinations, yet are easily admired in safety from below. In spring and beyond, waterfalls cascade off certain notches and courses. At times, mountain goats and other wildlife pop into view."
--Lynn Arave Ray Boren, Walking Salt Lake City (Wilderness Press).
"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 the area."
--Greg Witt and Rob Witt, Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
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