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Summit County, Utah

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Summit County

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Porter Fork, Millcreek Canyon

    5.0
    6.8 mi / 3250 ft gain
    Porter Fork starts at the aptly named Porter Fork Trailhead about 4 miles up Millcreek Canyon. It’s actually Porter Fork Road for the first 1.5 miles of the trail. This section is a pleasant, paved path winding up through a dozen or so cabins. You’ll gain about 1,000 feet. If you make it past the...
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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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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Stairs Gulch

    4.2
    Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon for around 2.8 miles, parking will be along the road and there will be a large rock waterfall on the right hand side of the road. The trailhead is just a short distance from that rock fall (40.623824, -111.743208)Stairs Gulch is an easy, short hike, unless you're lo...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Explore Scenic Cascade Springs

    4.7
    One of the most photogenic spots of the Timpanogos Canyon. If you take the Alpine loop you will see a sign to turn off and go to Cascade Springs. It's about a 15 minute drive from there. The parking lot is right next to the springs. The best time to go is during the fall when the leaves are chang...
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  • Peoa, Utah

    Camp at the Rockport State Park Yurts

    The yurts at Rockport are a great way to get out into nature. You can chose between yurts or cabins. Yurts cost $70 a night and cabins cost $80 a night. Spots will have to be secured with reservations in advance. You can find more information at http://rockportmarina.checkfront.com/reserve/. Ther...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Kayak at Little Dell Reservoir

    3.8
    Located just 20 minutes from the heart of Salt Lake City, Little Dell Reservoir is the perfect quick getaway for a recreational paddler or angler.The reservoir is surrounded by mountains in Parleys Canyon, just off of Interstate 80 and along Utah State Route 65. The parking and ranger station are...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Mt. Aire

    4.5
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Mount Aire, standing around 8600 ft, certainly isn't the most inspiring peak in or around Salt Lake City, but to me it serves as a quick summit to catch the sunset when I'm short on time.Getting There:Start by heading up Mill Creek Canyon Rd. After passing the ranger booth, drive about 5.5 miles ...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Neff's Canyon

    4.3
    From the parking lot, you will follow a 4-wheel drive track that runs straight up to the beginning of the different trailheads. You can also take an actual trail up to that same spot, situated below the 4-wheel gravel track on the righthand side.There are a few different trails that merge togethe...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Explore the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

    4.7
    Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is breathtaking. There is lots to take in via longer trips, but with numerous viewpoints, lakes, and the Provo River just off the main highway, the drive through alone is well worth it.There is SO much to do in the Uintas, with activities ranging from lakeside picnics to ...
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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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  • Provo, Utah

    Pine Hollow Trail

    4.0
    5.26 mi / 1526 ft gain
    The trailhead (Forest Trail 047 - Pine Hollow Trail) starts across the street from a turnout about .5 miles above Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon. This highly trafficked trail is used for just about every activity you can think of, meaning that you can even snowshoe this in the winter. It's a...
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  • Holladay, Utah

    Hike Heughs Canyon (Olympus Waterfall)

    4.5
    2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Heughs Canyon starts right on the edge of Salt Lake City, but within minutes, you’re in a shady forest next to a gurgling stream. This is the prefect after-work hike that can be enjoyed year-round. Two miles round-trip and just over 1,000 feet, the path takes you to a beautiful waterfall that flo...
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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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  • Provo, Utah

    Camp at Timpooneke Campground

    5.0
    The Timpooneke Campground sits at 7,400 ft. elevation with views of Mount Timpanogos and campsites surrounded by beautiful aspen, fir and spruce trees. The leaves in the fall put on a show you will not want to miss. Within the campground there are 9 equestrian sites, 1 large group site and 20 sta...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Jacks Mountain

    4.0
    2.4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Named for a toddler who died of Lukemia in 1995, Jacks Mountain is a beautiful place to sit above the valley and contemplate mortality. On the peak, you’ll find a couple mailboxes containing heartfelt notes from hundreds of hikers throughout the years. It’s the kind of place that restores your fa...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike Mount Timpanogos via Aspen Grove

    4.0
    14 mi / 5140 ft gain
    The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. This usually means that fewer people take this route, and on an extremely popular mountain like Timpanogos, that’s a good thing. The trail is 14 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 5,140 feet.  The hike begins at...
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