Mount Van Cott

Mount Van Cott is just east of the University of Utah hospital and cancer research area, and is a great sunrise/sunset hike.

Salt Lake City Trails

Trail Head: 40.782702, -111.823076
Trail Type: Hiking
Tread: Singletrack
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 1 mile one way

This trail is a lovely upshot of the Bonneville Shoreline trail of Salt Lake City's foothills. It's perfect for anyone visiting or working at the university who wants a hike that results in a fabulous view of the entire valley. To the south, you'll get a dramatic and rugged view of the Cottonwood canyons; to the northwest you'll get a shimmering view of the Great Salt Lake; and to the east, you'll see the infinite rolling hills of the Wasatch.

The trail is a bit strenuous and takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach the summit even though it is only about 1 mile. Avoid this trail in the middle of the summer in the middle of the day--you'll overheat very quickly.

Mount Van Cott Summit

(40.782702, -111.823076)
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