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    Top Spots in and near Utah County

    • Provo, Utah

      Silver Lake

      4.4
      4.4 mi / 1365 ft gain
      The trail is 4.4 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • Sandy, Utah

      Photograph Little Cottonwood Creek at Snowbird

      2.0
      Little Cottonwood Creek flows right through Snowbird Ski Resort and there are a few beautiful locations to go shoot the river at. The best place to start hiking down the river is right by where the tram takes off. That is just below the Cliff Lodge and right by the Peruvian Lift. There's a res...
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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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    • Sandy, Utah

      Backcountry Ski Suicide Chute on Mt. Superior

      5.0
      0.6 mi / 1245 ft gain
      First of all it's not as scary as it sounds, or as scary as it looks. That being said it's a steep chute in dangerous avalanche terrain so only experienced skiers with backcountry skiing knowledge/equipment should attempt this route.Suicide Chute is located on the South face of Mt. Superior in L...
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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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    • Sandy, Utah

      Red Pine Lake Trail

      5.0
      6.94 mi / 1995 ft gain
      Red Pine Lake, located in Red Pine Fork of the Wasatch Mountains, is one of the premier hiking and backpacking destinations in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Red Pine Fork is sandwiched in between White Pine Fork and Maybird Gulch to the east and west, respectively. All three are accessed via the Whit...
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    • Sandy, Utah

      White Pine Lake

      4.5
      9.97 mi / 2917 ft gain
      Just about 5 miles (2-2.5 hrs) from the trailhead, you will find the beautiful White Pine Lake where the water is an intense blue color. It's an amazing place for photos and just hanging out on a summer or fall afternoon. Along the way you will have great views of mountains of all colors, beautif...
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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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    • Wasatch County, Utah

      Capture the Sunrise above Cascade Springs

      Head towards Cascade Springs from either Provo or American Fork Canyons. As you approach Cascade Springs, a couple miles out watch for small turn-outs on the right side of the road. There should be just enough room for you to park in a variety of locations on the way down to the springs. Hop out ...
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    Camping and Lodging in Utah County

    Granite Flat (Utah)
    Provo, Utah

    Granite Flat (Utah)

    Albion Basin
    Albion Basin Road

    Albion Basin

    Little Mill
    Provo, Utah

    Little Mill

    The Cliff Lodge
    Sandy, Utah

    The Cliff Lodge

    From $300 / night

    Tanners Flat
    Sandy, Utah

    Tanners Flat

    Mt. Timpanogos
    Provo, Utah

    Mt. Timpanogos

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Utah County

    The Early Bird Catches the Worm: Skiing Utah's Mt. Superior

    The Early Bird Catches the Worm: Skiing Utah's Mt. Superior

    Tommy Elbrecht

    How to Ditch the Crowds at Donut Falls

    How to Ditch the Crowds at Donut Falls

    Tylyn Hansen

    Make Newpark Resort Your Home Base in Park City

    Make Newpark Resort Your Home Base in Park City

    Sara Sheehy

    Your Basecamp for Adventure in Park City, Utah

    Your Basecamp for Adventure in Park City, Utah

    The Outbound Collective

    Go Wild at Deer Valley this Summer

    Go Wild at Deer Valley this Summer

    The Outbound Collective