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Recognized across the world as a premier skiing destination with resorts like Snowbird, Alta, and Park City less than an hour from the airport, Salt Lake City's Wasatch Front is also home to word-class hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking and camping. Plus, you're never more than a few hours' drive from other Utah adventure playgrounds like Moab, Zion National Park, and the Uinta Mountains.

Top Spots

International Peace Gardens Loop

Salt Lake City, Utah

0.48 mi / 3 ft gain

Hike Ensign Peak

Salt Lake City, Utah

4.1
1 mi / 350 ft gain

Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook

Salt Lake City, Utah

0.89 mi / 328 ft gain

Ensign Ridge Trail

Salt Lake City, Utah

2.65 mi / 951 ft gain

Cycle City Creek Canyon

Salt Lake City, Utah

5.0

Bonneville Shoreline Trail West from City Creek

Salt Lake City, Utah

9.08 mi / 1781 ft gain

City Creek to Little Black Mountain

Salt Lake City, Utah

15.98 mi / 5420 ft gain

Bonneville Shoreline Trail: City Creek to Emigration Canyon Road

Salt Lake City, Utah

9.7 mi / 1880 ft gain

City Creek to Valley View Ridge Trail

Salt Lake City, Utah

4.67 mi / 1178 ft gain

Places to stay

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City KOA Holiday

Salt Lake City, Utah

Laura's Lodge | Solar-Powered Home, Near 7 Resorts

From $126 / night

Salt Lake City, Utah

Modern Home with Fireplace, Backyard & Hot Tub

From $215 / night

Bountiful, Utah

Mueller Park Group Picnic

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Cottonwood Heights Hideaway | Private Hot Tub

From $74 / night

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Dogwood Day Use

Guides and stories

The Top 5 Spots For Fall Leaves Near Salt Lake City

Lindsay Daniels

Rendezvous: A SLC Event Perfect for the Whole Family

Tyler Drake

5 Amazing Camping Spots Near Salt Lake City

The Outbound Collective

Salt Lake City's Top 6 Spring Hikes

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10 Must-Do Hikes Near Salt Lake City

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The Top 5 Beginner Backpacking Trips Near Salt Lake City

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