Mormon Pioneer Trail

Salt Lake City, Utah 84122

Mormon Pioneer Trail

Mormon Pioneer Trail Professional Review and Guide

"One of Salt Lake’s newest trails, the Mormon Pioneer Trail is quickly becoming one of the area’s most popular. Following the route of the Mormon Pioneers of 1847, the path rises up Mountain Dell Canyon to Big Mountain Pass, where vistas of the Wasatch Range and the distant Salt Lake Valley inspired the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader Brigham Young to declare, “This is the Place.”

The lower trail from the highway trailhead to Affleck Park is moderately pitched and thus caters to novice riders. The upper section rises steeply with periodic rough tread and tight turns and is reserved for intermediate mountain bikers or stronger. Trail surface: All singletrack."

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Trail Information

Salt Lake City
Nearby City
1,420 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Best May through October
6,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,300 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Salt Lake Ranger District, Salt Lake City Watershed Management
Local Contacts
USGS Mountain Dell
Local Maps