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The Best Rock Climbing in Salt Lake City

Looking for the best rock climbing in Salt Lake City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Salt Lake City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Salt Lake City

  • Bountiful, Utah

    Big Rock Via Elephant Rock Trail

    6.83 mi / 1519 ft gain
    Big Rock Via Elephant Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Bountiful, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Climb West Slabs of Mount Olympus

    5.0
    Park at the top of Thousand Oaks Drive, and make your way to the dirt path heading east. It will be a well maintained, well-covered single dirt track which takes you to the base of a really impressive couloir. Follow the trail until you reach the couloir / rocky gully. You will then see the West ...
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  • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

    Rock Climbing at Dogwood

    4.4
    If you can avoid the crowds, Dogwood is an easy crag to get to with a lot of 5.fun climbs and a legendary 5.13a sport climb. From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Dogwood picnic area is 1.1 miles up the canyon. Park on the street to avoid having to pay $8 and walk into the picnic area. Fol...
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  • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

    Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow

    4.62 mi / 2326 ft gain
    Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake County, Utah

    Hidden Falls

    4.2
    0.16 mi / 138 ft gain
    Hidden Falls is a beautiful little waterfall with minimal crowds. When I say minimal, I mean I've only seen another person there 1 of the 5 or 6 times that I have been. Take it in. Stay a while. Scramble around the small canyon for different perspectives of the falls or the creek. If you don't ha...
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  • Salt Lake County, Utah

    Broads Fork Twin Peaks

    5.0
    8.57 mi / 4984 ft gain
    The Broads Fork trailhead starts in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the same parking lot as the Lake Blanche trailhead. This trailhead is on the west side of the parking lot. The trail is marked and easy to follow for a good chunk of the way. You will come to a big basin and alpine meadow where you wil...
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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

    Lisa Falls Trail

    0.17 mi / 154 ft gain
    Lisa Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Draper, Utah

    Hike to Lone Peak

    4.6
    12 mi / 5000 ft gain
    The main trail to Lone Peak is via Jacobs Ladder. To get to the start of the trailhead you need to drive on a dirt road for a little bit until you get to a little parking area (start of the road indicated on the map).The trail starts just south of where you park on the dirt road. The Jacobs Ladde...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Hike and Climb the S. Ridge of Mt. Superior

    4.5
    4.5 mi / 1800 ft gain
    Approach: Start by parking on the side of the road just above the Snowbird Cliff Lodge. Then there will be some bushwhacking as you work your way up the southern slopes of Mount Superior following the path of least resistance until reaching the winter avalanche path under the south face and to th...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Hike and Scramble Mount Superior

    5.0
    5 mi
    This is an intermediate to advanced hike. Scrambling up the ridge is more difficult but can be done by anyone with patience and a few maneuvering skills. It is best climbed in the summer months when the ridge is free of snow. However, it makes for a good winter climb for more technical experience...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Climbing in the Lone Peak Cirque

    4.0
    Lone Peak reaches 11,253 feet at its summit. It's alpine feel is unique as it stands above the busy city below. While this gem is one of the highlights in the Wasatch range, it must be earned. A long steep approach, best done at night in the summer months, deposits you in the high meadow surround...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Hike Fantasy Ridge to Desolation Peak from Canyons Village

    5.0
    6.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The easiest way to start this hiking only trail is to jump on the Red Pine Gondola at the Canyons Village of Park City Mountain Resort. If you have an Epic Pass, the lift is free. Otherwise, you'll need to buy a ticket to ride to the base of Red Pine Lodge.  From the base of Red Pine Lodge (8,000...
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  • Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Rock Climbing American Fork Canyon

    4.7
    American Fork Canyon, UT has a rich history in outdoor activity. Little do most people know that American Fork was the birth place of steep, overhanging, sport climbing. Developed by locals, now legends, in the climbing world like Boone Speed and Jeff Pedersen amongst others. This canyon came ...
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  • Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Grove Creek and Battle Creek Loop Trail

    8.08 mi / 2707 ft gain
    Grove Creek and Battle Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Pleasant Grove, Utah.
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Mt Ogden Section

    5.99 mi / 1253 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Mt Ogden Section is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Ogden, Utah.
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