Payson, Utah

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  • Draper, Utah

    Lone Peak via the Cherry Creek Logging Trail

    14.8 mi / 6378 ft gain
    You start this trail at the Orson Smith Park in Draper.  It joins with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail briefly before turning off onto the cherry creek logging trail.  It switchbacks for a long ways exposed on towards the valley.  It is fairly steep in places, but doable.  I had tennis shoes with ...
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  • Fountain Green, Utah

    Maple Canyon Arch Loop

    2.78 mi / 1332 ft gain
    If you’re a rock climber, you probably know all about Maple Canyon. It’s unique conglomerate walls attract climbers from all over the world. It’s a Mecca of sorts. The beautiful canyon contains some outstanding hiking as well and this adventure will give you a taste of the entire canyon. The tra...
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  • Fountain Green, Utah

    Climb at Maple Canyon

    Regardless on whether you're northbound / southbound, jump on I-15 and take exit 225 in Nephi. Head east. Continue on this road (100 N) for 14 miles. Then, turn right on 400 S and after a 1/2 mile turn left onto West Side Road. This road will take you along a bunch of farmlands. After about 6 mil...
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  • South Jordan, Utah

    Fish at the East Riverfront Fishing Ponds

    5.0
    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    These are great little ponds located at 11267 S. River Front Pkwy in South Jordan. It is just off of a section of the Jordan River. Kidney Pond is the one located just by the parking. Midas is just above and you can see it from the parking. You can fish here for rainbow trout, channel catfish, bl...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Upper Bell Canyon Reservoir via Bell Canyon Trail

    4.3
    9.12 mi / 4285 ft gain
    This is one of my favorite spots in the state of Utah! It is completely secluded high up on the Wasatch front. You can hike here for a nice relaxing day, an overnight camping trip, or do a little fly fishing and hook some fun little brooke and cutthroat trout. The Bell Canyon trail is one of the...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    South Thunder Mountain via Bell Canyon

    11.78 mi / 5968 ft gain
    Starting at the Bell's Canyon trailhead, the trail follows a river for most of the way, passing two reservoirs and two waterfalls. This trail is intermediate, depending on your destination. The first and most commonly visited section of the trail is the first reservoir. An easy hike of less than ...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Dimple Dell Trail West

    3.88 mi / 236 ft gain
    Dimple Dell Trail West is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Explore Little Cottonwood Canyon's Lisa Falls

    3.8
    Lisa Falls sits approximately 0.22 miles from Little Cottonwood Canyon Road. While the trail is not long or particularly steep, there are some large step ups that could be difficult for either the very old or very young. Nonetheless, this is a great option for a family outing.Once you arrive at t...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Camp at the Cottonwood Ridgeline

    Begin at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Follow the trail up toward Red Pine Lake. The trail gets a little hard to follow after the lake, but find your way up to the ridge between Pfeifferhorn and White Baldy. Set up camp and enjoy a night in the high mountains. Morning will...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Ski or Snowboard Pink Pine Ridge

    Arrive at the White Pine Trailhead early and start up from the main trailhead. Stay on that trail until you hit the river (Most of the time the river is buried, so look for a sign sticking up out of the snow) and the fork to go up to White Pine or Red Pine. Cross the river heading west and contin...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Backcountry Ski White Pine Fork

    7 mi
    The White Pine Trailhead is up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the south side of the road just before you get to Snowbird Ski Resort. The parking lot fills up very quickly so an early start is recommended. The skin track starts in the southwest corner of the parking lot near the bathrooms. You will f...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ski Baldy's Main Chute at Alta Ski Area

    5.0
    Do you like hiking? In ski boots? Good.You start the hike from the gate to Snowbird at the EBT near the top of the Sugarloaf lift. The start of the bootpack is at 10,500 ft of elevation. From there, follow the likely well established boot pack to the top of Baldy. There is one rather steep sectio...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Bell Canyon's Waterfall

    4.6
    4.64 mi / 1549 ft gain
    If you keep a steady pace, the hike takes about an hour each way, so allow time when trying to catch the sunset. The hike is pretty easy until right before you reach the falls, where there is a big, steep hill you have to climb. From the parking lot/trailhead, head up the path and head left when...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Maybird Lakes (Maybird Gulch)

    5.0
    7.66 mi / 2178 ft gain
    This out and back hike begins at the same trailhead as White Pine Lake and Red Pine Lake which are both a lot more popular that Maybird Lakes. You follow the trail to Red Pine Lake for the first 2.5 miles and then there is a bridge and you follow that across the river to get on the trail to Maybi...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    White Pine Lake

    4.5
    9.97 mi / 2917 ft gain
    Just about 5 miles (2-2.5 hrs) from the trailhead, you will find the beautiful White Pine Lake where the water is an intense blue color. It's an amazing place for photos and just hanging out on a summer or fall afternoon. Along the way you will have great views of mountains of all colors, beautif...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Red Pine Lake Trail

    5.0
    6.94 mi / 1995 ft gain
    Red Pine Lake, located in Red Pine Fork of the Wasatch Mountains, is one of the premier hiking and backpacking destinations in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Red Pine Fork is sandwiched in between White Pine Fork and Maybird Gulch to the east and west, respectively. All three are accessed via the Whit...
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