60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City: Including Ogden, Provo, and the Uintas

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City is the only guidebook that pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easier to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, or scenery. A helpful list of hikes in the front of the book highlights those with special interests — best hikes for children, scenic hikes, ...
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City is the only guidebook that pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easier to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, or scenery. A helpful list of hikes in the front of the book highlights those with special interests — best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing, best hikes for runners, and more. Each hike report includes commentary on trailside geology, flowers, and wildlife. Historical notes provide fascinating details about early miners, trailblazers, the Pony Express, and Mormon pioneers.

Nestled in the western flank of the Rockies, Salt Lake City provides ready access to a stunning array of hiking options amid alpine lakes, snow-draped mountain peaks, fragrant evergreen forests, deep canyon waterfalls, granite towers, and flowered cirques. Within 60 miles of Salt Lake City there are thousands of square miles of national forest, National Wilderness Areas, state parks and designated recreation areas to explore.

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Salt Lake City is indisputably one of the most attractive American cities, no less because it is surrounded on nearly all sides by scenes of breathtaking natural beauty. This unique guide traces the paths of 60 hikes within 60 miles of the Crossroads of the West. Recognizing that not all hikers share identical preferences, experienced trekker Greg Witt characterizes the length, difficulty, and scenery of each route. To brighten the walk, he adds interesting commentary on each trail's geology, fauna, wildlife, and history. He even includes helpful lists of the best hikes for children, runners, wildlife lovers, and more. The ideal backpack buddy.
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"There are hikes for everyone mentioned in Witt's book, including for young children, and for the family dog to tag along. He's even taken the time to categorize them in levels of difficulty for new or seasoned hikers, as well as the various distances of the routes." —KSL-TV, June 2012

"This handy book has descriptions, as well as details such as elevation gain, shade, water recommendations, and length, plus driving directions to each hike. Witt also categorizes them, such as best hikes for sweeping views, hikes with waterfalls, hikes by length, and my favorite section, best hikes for children." —UtahAdventurer.com, July 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897329569
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Greg Witt has lived the adventures he writes about and shares with audiences around the world. His journeys have taken him to every corner of the globe. He has guided mountaineering expeditions in the Alps and Andes and paddled wild rivers in the Americas. He has dropped teams of adventurers into golden slot canyons, trudged through deep jungles in Africa, Central America, and Asia, and guided archeological expeditions across the parched Arabian Peninsula. His passion for adventure has always focused on sharing his experience with others
 
Following degrees from the University of California and Brigham Young University, he had an early career in human resources management; but Greg prefers high-adventure to the high-rise, so decades ago he traded his wingtips for hiking boots, and has never looked back.
 
Some weeks, Greg hikes more miles than he drives, which means he wears out his boots faster than he wears out his tires. He has crossed the Grand Canyon on foot many times, climbed Colorado’s three highest peaks in three days, and in a recent summer in the Alps he hiked over 700 miles and gained nearly 100,000 vertical feet of elevation – the equivalent of climbing Everest 9 times.

Greg's other titles include Exploring Havasupai: A Guide to the Heart of the Grand Canyon and Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel. He is the US Editor of Off the Tourist Trail: 1000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives (DK Eyewitness Travel) and a contributing editor of Make the Most of Your Time on Earth, A Rough Guide to the World.
 

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Table of Contents

Overview Map

Acknowledgments vii

About the Author ix

Foreword x

Preface xi

Recommended Hikes xvi

Introduction 1

North (Weber County) 15

1 Ben Lomond 16

2 Ogden River Parkway 20

3 Mount Ogden (via Snowbasin Gondola) 24

4 Malans Peak (via Taylor Canyon) 28

5 Waterfall Canyon 32

North (Davis County) 37

6 Adams Canyon 38

7 Thurston Peak 42

8 Farmington Creek Trail 16

9 Frary Peak 49

10 Kenny Creek Trail 53

Central (Salt Lake County) 59

11 Mormon Pioneer Trail 60

12 Emigration Canyon Miners Trail 65

13 City Creek Canyon 69

14 Red Butte Garden 73

15 The Living Room (with Red Butte Extension) 77

16 Summit Park Peak 81

17 Lambs Canyon 85

18 Mount Aire 89

19 Grandeur Peak 93

20 Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook 97

21 Gobblers Knob (via Alexander Basin) 101

22 Mill Creek to Park City Overlook (including Murdock Peak) 105

23 Neffs Canyon 109

24 Mount Olympus 113

25 Dog Lake 117

26 Desolation Lake 121

27 Mount Raymond (via Butler Fork) 126

28 Doughnut Falls 130

29 Lake Blanche 134

30 Willow Heights 138

31 Jordan River Parkway 141

32 Great Western Trail (Guardsman Pass to Clayton Peak) 145

33 Lake Solitude (via the Silver Lake Interpretive Trail) 149

34 Brighton Lakes 153

35 Sunset Peak 157

36 Cecret Lake 161

37 White Pine Lake 165

38 Pfeifferhom (via Red Pine Lake) 169

39 American Fork Twin Peaks 173

40 Bells Canyon 177

41 Lone Peak (via Jacobs Ladder) 181

42 Yellow Fork 185

South (Utah County) 191

43 Silver Lake 192

44 Box Elder Peak 196

45 Timpanogos Cave National Monument 200

46 Mount Timpanogos (via the Timpooneke Trail) 201

47 Emerald Lake and Mount Timpanogos (via Aspen Grove Trail) 208

48 Stewart Falls 212

49 Battle Creek Falls 216

50 Provo River Parkway 220

51 Big Springs Hollow 224

52 Buffalo Peak 228

53 Squaw Peak 232

54 Y Mountain 236

West (Tooele County) 241

55 Stansbury Island Trail 242

56 Deseret Peak 246

East (Uintas/Summit County) 251

57 Naturalist Basin 252

58 Lofty Lake Loop 256

59 Fehr Lake Trail 260

60 Bald Mountain 263

Appendix A Hiking Retailers 267

Appendix B Hiking Clubs and Trail Organizations 268

Appendix C Glossary of Salt Lake City-Area Hiking Terms 269

Index 271

Map Legend

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    A little light on the info

    I bought this book because it was one of the few that indicates which trails that dogs are allowed on (or not). I have been disappointed that some of my favorite trails are not listed, but with only 60 hikes, this is to be expected. My biggest disappointment is that the "dog indicator" is not listed consistently on all hikes.

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