Hiking the Wasatch Front

Hiking Trails
We're building a comprehensive database with detailed info and maps for hikes throughout Utah. In northern Utah we've made good progress on the pages linked below. We'll add more quickly.

  • Salt Lake area hikes
  • Provo area hikes
  • Red Butte Gardens, SLCHiking and Backpacking: Utah's urban corridor lies at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range on the east, and the desert terrain of the Great Basin on the west. Hiking and backpacking experiences of every variety are found just moments away from any of the cities in this area. The Mount Olympus Trail, which starts right at the foot of Mount Olympus along Wasatch Boulevard, is a strenuous but exciting way to get views of the Salt Lake Valley.

    The Ogden River Parkway is a beautiful 3.3 mile area for walking, biking, picnicking and fishing, located adjacent to the Ogden River, right in the city of Ogden. The Indian Trail begins near the base of Ogden Canyon and continues for five miles ending at Ogden's 22nd Street--beware of steep drop-offs on this trail.

    City Creek Canyon located just east of Salt Lake City's Capitol Hill area is open for hikers every day of the week. Vehicle use is regulated in summer.

    Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, located east of Fort Douglas at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon, is a 13 acre botanical garden, and 4 miles of mountain trails.

    In a mountain town famous for winter athletics and recreation, Park City is also a great mountain trail destination. Over ten years in development, the trail system that links Park City to the surrounding mountains exceeds 325 miles. Mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and equestrians can experience trails that vary from flat to steeper, more challenging paths that reach the summit vistas. And the town's three year-round mountain resorts-The Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort-offer lift-served hiking opportunities, giving visitors of all abilities the opportunity to view the beauties of the Wasatch Mountain's high, scenic trails.

    Information courtesy of Buck Tilton, author of Utah Hiking and the Park City Chamber of Commerce.

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