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    Top Spots in and near Salt Lake County

    • Bountiful, Utah

      Mountain Bike to Elephant Rock

      5.0
      Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, flowy, well maintained single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs North to South which marks about halfway to the ro...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Hike Days Fork

      5.0
      7.5 mi / 2494 ft gain
      To get to the trailhead drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Spruces Campground. Once in the parking lot, walk to the southwest corner of the parking lot and go up the road past the bathrooms. The trailhead will be next to the overgrown baseball field.  The trail is awesome single track the whole wa...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Backcountry Ski Days Fork

      3.2 mi
      Days Fork is on the south side of Big Cottonwood Canyon behind the Spruces parking lot. The trail head begins on the south west corner of the parking lot. The approach to Days Fork is long, but gradual. Continue south along the skin track until you reach the end of the Days Fork Basin. Here you c...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Backcountry Ski Short Swing, Mill D North

      4 mi / 1900 ft gain
      Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach the Spruces Campground on the right. You will park here and prep your gear for the day. Walk back out to the canyon road and cross the street to the trail head. As you hike up the trial, you'll pass some cabins, once you've passed all the cabins, you...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Hike Mt. Superior and Monte Cristo

      5.0
      6.25 mi / 2500 ft gain
      Mt. Superior, and its close neighbor, Monte Cristo, are two of the most iconic peaks in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Looming over Alta and Snowbird Ski resorts from the north side of the canyon, these two peaks dominate the Little Cottonwood skyline. Mt. Superior tops out at 11,132 feet, and Monte C...
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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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    • 10230 East Little Cottonwood Lane, Utah

      Cross Country Ski Alta Ski Area's Nordic Track

      Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon until the first entrance into Alta. Park in the Collins lift parking lot, throw your boots on, and head over to the nordic track. Its just next to the tow rope that runs through Albion Basin. Now thats left to do is to step into your skis and ski. The track has a...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Ski Little Cottonwood Canyon

      5.0
      It's no secret that Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the lower 48, if not North America. What many people are not aware of is the extremely easy and quick access from Salt Lake City.Enter the Dawn Patrollers. Skiers and snowboarders from Salt L...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Snowshoeing Twin Lakes Pass

      5.0
      5.21 mi / 1781 ft gain
      Starting at the parking lot near the Albion Basin gate, travel up the summer road until the second switchback. Just past the second switchback and cabins, leave the summer road heading east. The Trail heads northeast into Grizzly Gulch. It should be easy to follow—it gets a lot of traffic. From h...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Milky Way Astrophotography At Alta

      4.0
      Early spring is a unique time to photograph the Milky Way due to its low angle and the distinctive perspective of its galactic core. The low angle position of the Milky Way arc during the early morning hours, prior to dawn, allows for some striking panoramas, with the still snow-covered Wasatch M...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Albion Meadows Trail

      4.9
      2.86 mi / 696 ft gain
      At Albion Basin, wildflowers you will see include lupine, Indian paintbrush, American bistort, sunflowers, fireweed, and many more! Drive to the very top of Little Cottonwood Canyon and park at the Albion Grill. There is a trail just behind the Grill that takes you through a variety of wildflowe...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Cecret Lake from Albion Basin

      4.9
      4.48 mi / 1214 ft gain
      The out-and-back trail from Albion Basin to Cecret Lake climbs a gentle slope and along the way there are interpretive signs with information about the basin, its plants, animals and geology. From the lake you can return the same way you came, or explore the area more. If you head there during t...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Mountain Bike Catherine's Pass

      4.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
      This ride isn't for the faint of heart. It's seriously tough. It's one of the most scenic and rewarding rides you'll ever do, though. The climbing is steep and the descents are rocky.Try to ride it early in the morning. Hikers frequent these trails. An early morning rip is the best way to keep fr...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Backcountry Ski Grizzly Gulch

      1.5 mi / 1400 ft gain
      To get to the Grizzly Gulch trailhead, drive up Little Cottonwood until you reach Alta Ski Resort. Keep left along the road and park in the upper Alta parking lot. Head up the cat track with all the cats and snowmobiles parked to the side. About 100 yards up, you'll take a left and head up the st...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Spring Backcountry Ski Alta Ski Area

      5 mi / 1800 ft gain
      Still have the skiing itch but it's late in the spring and the resorts have closed and the other backcountry skiing areas have melted? No problem, just head up to Alta Ski Area and get some amazing backcountry corn skiing laps in.  Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon all the way to the top and park...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Backcountry Ski Beartrap Fork

      5.0
      4 mi / 2016 ft gain
      You can access the trailhead to Beartrap by driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon 10.4 miles and parking on the right side of the road. You will see the "Bear Trap Fork Rd" sign on the left side of the road, this is where the trailhead begins. Make your way up the skin track through the dense aspens u...
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