Temple Quarry Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain55ft
Trailhead Elevation5,411ft
Elevation Min/Max5408/5448ft
Elevation Start/End5411/5411ft

Temple Quarry Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Little Cottonwood Trail.

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Walking Salt Lake City (Wilderness Press)
Lynn Arave Ray Boren
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"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."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides)
Greg Witt and Rob Witt
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"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."

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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