Mineral Fork Trail
So easy to follow, this hike would make a great start for someone new to the sport.
A big gate currently blocks all vehicular traffic from the old road that rises to the Wasatch Mine in about three miles. So easy to follow, this hike would make a great start for someone new to the sport. After several switchbacks, the road arrives at a commanding overlook of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the north. From the Wasatch Mine, if energy and interest remain high, a long series of switchbacks take you by trail to the Regulator Johnson Mine in about another 1.5 miles. A scramble to the pass about 200 feet in elevation gain above this mine leaves you breathless and able to look back down over your entire route.
Information courtesy of Buck Tilton, author of Utah Hiking.
Overlook: 3/4 mile
Wasatch Mine: 3 miles
Regulator Johnson: 5 miles