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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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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Hike Catherine Pass

      4 mi / 1115 ft gain
      Catherine Pass is a must do if you are in the Salt Lake vicinity in July. The wildflowers are mind-blowing. But it’s a great hike to do in the Spring, after Alta Ski Resort has closed, and the Fall as well.  It costs $6 per vehicle to drive to the trailhead, or $10 per person to ride the lift (if...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Backpack Lake Catherine and Bag Sunset Peak

      3.5
      3 mi / 1200 ft gain
      Any chance to get into the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains is worth it. Many people day hike in the area, but not very many backpack in. The trail meets up with the Great Western Trail and overlooks Lake Catherine. The best place to camp is in the woods next to the lake. Hike down to the lak...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Hike Mount Wolverine

      4 mi / 1425 ft gain
      This mountain can be conquered two ways and is a great after-work adventure to watch the sunset, an early morning trail run, or a fun family challenge. The trail is 4 miles and 1,425 feet elevation gain (from the Alta side) or 6 miles and 2,050 feet (from the Brighton side). Both routes converge ...
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    • Provo, Utah

      Backpack to Silver Lake

      4.4
      4.1 mi / 1500 ft gain
      The trail is 4.1 miles roundtrip gaining almost 1,500 feet for the duration of the adventure. Some parts are exposed, so you can get a fair amount of sun.When you're on the trail, you'll get amazing views as you’re hiking to the lake of Mount Timpanogos and American Fork Canyon. This is followed ...
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    • Provo, Utah

      Camp at Silver Lake

      4.5
      4.4 mi / 1500 ft gain
      Silver Lake is a wonderful place to go if you're in need of a quick adventure in the woods.  Located in the the Uinta National Forest, Silver Lake is relatively easy to get to via American Fork Canyon in Utah, however I do recommend driving a car with 4WD and can handle steep dirt roads with shar...
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    • Pleasant Grove, Utah

      Drive-In Sunrise

      4.8
      Pull into the Pine Hollow parking lot, just before the winter closure gate and watch the show. If you get there early enough you can watch Timpanogos go from the tones of soft alpenglow to the harsh vibrance of sunrise. In the winter make sure you remember enough blankets.
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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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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Backcountry Ski Willow Fork

      3 mi / 1700 ft gain
      Willow Fork is just across the mountain from Solitude Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. You can access Willow Fork from a few different trailheads; either from the Willow Heights Trailhead or across the street from both the lower and upper Solitude parking lots. The Willow Heights Trailhead wi...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Camp at Willow Lake

      4.6
      2.41 mi / 659 ft gain
      The trailhead to Willow Lake is about 11 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon and is on the north side of the road right after the passing lane begins. It can be easy to miss, and is only marked with a plaque on a rock (40.630302, -111.604639). As you hike a little in from the road you will see the tra...
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    • Salt Lake County, Utah

      Willow Lake

      4.5
      2.41 mi / 659 ft gain
      The Trail: Follow the marked trail and you'll hike less than a mile up to the edge of Willow Lake. Moose like to hang out in the thick willows there, so make lots of noise to warn them that you're coming and you won't startle any. Standing on the shoreline, you'll have a great view of Solitude ...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Photograph Wildlife at Willow Lake

      2.2 mi / 629 ft gain
      Willow Lake has become my favorite spot in all of Utah.  It feels so distant from civilization in the mountains, but is only a 25 minute drive from Salt Lake City. I have hiked to Willow Lake close to 10 times this year during different seasons, and have never seen more than 5 people on the trail...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Cecret Lake

      4.4
      1.78 mi / 509 ft gain
      Cecret Lake is reached by driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Albion Basin above Alta Ski Resort. The hike is just under 1 mile to the lake and should take about 30 minutes. The hike goes through fields full of wildflowers and wildlife is abundant. Moose, deer, and various wildlife can be s...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Backcountry Ski USA Bowl

      1.6 mi / 1700 ft gain
      To get the the trailhead, drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach the upper entrance into Solitude Ski Resort. You can park on the road just below the entrance to the resort. Across the street is a road called Old Stage Road, this is where the trail head begins. The road is covered in snow...
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    • Brighton, Utah

      Photograph Star Trails at Silver Lake

      1 mi
      Silver Lake is one of the easiest, most accessible hikes in the Wasatch, located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, close to the ski resorts of Brighton and Solitude.The lake is accessible all year; with a boardwalk or a well-signed path circling the lake through spring to fall. In the wi...
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    • Centerville, Utah

      Hike to the Rope Swing on Deuel Creek Trail

      5.0
      2.6 mi / 646 ft gain
      Not only is this hike absolutely gorgeous, but it also has an epic rope swing at the end! To get to the trailhead you'll need a vehicle that can handle rough roads—you have to drive up a bit on the side of the mountain to get to the trailhead. The beginning of the hike is marked with a little bul...
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