Ferguson Canyon Overlook

Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84171

Ferguson Canyon Overlook

Ferguson Canyon Overlook Professional Review and Guide

"Ferguson Canyon is a delightful dog hike nestled between two dogless watershed canyons. With year-round water and lots of shade, it’s a cool respite from the blazing summer heat. Expect to find lots of climbers and dogs on this rugged trail that leads you up 1424 feet to a promontory overlooking Salt Lake City."

More Ferguson Canyon Overlook Professional Reviews and Guides

"One of the lesser known canyons of the Wasatch, Ferguson Canyon is a hidden gem. Access doesn’t get easier—the trailhead is located right outside a Cottonwood Heights neighborhood—and the trail has the best of all worlds. Once inside the canyon the trail climbs beneath a lush canopy of shade trees as it parallels a stream fraught with moss-and-fern-adorned waterfalls.

You’ll enjoy granite cliffs and formations, a fun tree arch over the trail, and ultimately an overview that takes in the sweep of the Salt Lake Valley as well as an unobstructed view into Big Cottonwood Canyon. The trail is a steady and consistent climb—you’ll feel like you’ve had a workout once you get back to the car."

Ferguson Canyon Overlook Reviews

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Trail Information

Cottonwood Heights
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.9
Distance
1,424 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2–3 hours
Duration
Late spring through fall
Season
Views, Waterfalls
Features
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Draper
Local Maps

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Oct 2018