Salt Lake City City Creek

Salt Lake City, Utah 84143

Salt Lake City City Creek

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"A dog can be shopping at Salt Lake City’s fanciest mall or meeting with the governor at the state capital one minute, and seconds later be enjoying a hike in a pristine wilderness away from traffic and city noises. This unique hike is easy and simple to get to. You and your dog will love it. This trailhead also accesses the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and the Pipeline Trail. These trails are more wild and primitive than the City Creek Trail and have less shade."

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Jared Hargrave
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"Lake-effect snow is a strange and wonderful thing. It usually hammers the Cottonwood Canyons, but sometimes the valleys are blessed with a storm that buries Salt Lake City in snowfall measured in feet, not inches. When that happens, the foothills above the city become crowded with a plethora of skiers and snowboarders who swarm the rolling terrain around the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to make turns in their own backyard. It’s a surreal experience to ski deep powder above the state capitol and downtown skyscrapers, and it’s an opportunity not to be missed. While it’s possible to tour from any access point in the city, the Terrace Hills Drive trailhead in the Avenues neighborhood is among the highest and provides quick access to thousands of acres of terrain. The following describes one such tour, but the route possibilities are too numerous to include in this book. So just skin up and ski down wherever you like!" Read more

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Trail Information

Salt Lake City
Nearby City
6
Distance
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Up to 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Salt Lake City North and Fort Douglas
Local Maps

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Dec 2018