Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City


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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty-two of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour?s drive of Salt Lake City, Utah?from Deseret Peak to Waterfall Canyon. The hikes offer unbeatable views, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and fields of ...

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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty-two of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City, Utah—from Deseret Peak to Waterfall Canyon. The hikes offer unbeatable views, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and fields of wildflowers. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from:

Deseret Peak – Highest peak in the Stansbury Range
Frary Peak – Highest peak on Antelope Island
Brighton Lakes Tour – World-class wildflower displays
Ferguson Canyon – The lesser known canyon
Mount Timpanogos – The beloved trail of the Wasatch
Diamond Fork Hot Springs – Natural hot springs
Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you’ll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as best hikes for peak baggers, best view hikes, best easy access hikes, best hikes for dogs, best hikes for children, and best hikes for waterfalls); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762771387
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Best Hikes Near Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 681,707
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori J. Lee has written for the outdoor recreation industry for the past 15 years. She is the author of 3 Utah guidebooks and has written for magazines such as Her Sports, Camping Life, Backpacker, Sea Kayaker, and Outdoor Utah. She is a host on Trailmaster Outdoor Radio with Lori's Mountain Report, and has hosted Park City TV's trail of the week.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 11

Trail Finder 14

Map Legend 16

North of Salt Lake City 17

Weber County

1 Waterfall Canyon 18

2 South Skyline Trail: North Ogden Divide to Skyline Ridge 22

3 Indian Trail to Nevada Viewpoint 27

4 Malan's Peak and Basin 32

5 Ogden Overlook 38

Davis County

6 Antelope Island: Frary Peak 42

7 Adams Canyon 48

8 Holbrook Canyon 52

9 Mueller Park to Elephant Rock 56

10 Farmington Creek Trail 11.1 (Sunset Trail) 61

Urban Walks

11 Kays Creek Parkway 66

12 Farmington Bay Waterfowl Walk 70

Salt Lake City 75

13 The Living Room 76

14 Ensign Peak 81

East of Salt Lake City 85

Mill Creek Canyon

15 Pipeline Trail 86

16 Wasatch Crest Trail 91

17 Dog Lake from Mill Creek 97

18 Little Water-Great Western Trail Loop 102

19 Grandeur Peak 106

20 Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook 110

Big Cottonwood Canyon

21 Brighton Lakes Tour 114

22 Lake Blanche 120

23 Willow Heights Trail 125

24 Butler Fork to Mount Raymond 129

25 Donut Falls 135

26 Silver Lake, Lake Solitude, and Twin Lakes 140

Little Cottonwood Canyon

27 White Pine Lake 145

28 Red Pine Lake 150

29 Maybird Lakes 155

30 Cecret Lake from Albion Basin 160

Ferguson Canyon

31 Ferguson Canyon to Big Cottonwood Canyon Overlook 165

East Canyon

32 Mormon Pioneer Trail 170

Parley's Canyon

33 Lambs Canyon to Mill Creek Ridge 175

South of Salt Lake City 180

Corner Canyon

34 Ghost Falls 181

35 Canyon Hollow/Ghost Falls Trail 185

36 Clark's Trail/Canyon Hollow Trail Loop 190

Bell Canyon

37 Bell Canyon to Lower and Upper Waterfalls 195

Utah County

38 Mount Timpanogos from Aspen Grove 201

39 Stewart's Cascades (Stewart Falls) 208

40 Squaw Peak 213

Spanish Fork Canyon

41 Diamond Fork Hot Springs: Fifth Water Trail 218

West of Salt Lake City 222

42 Deseret Peak 223

Appendix: Resources 229

Hike Index 230

About the Author 231

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