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Wasatch County, Utah

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Wasatch County

  • Hanna, Utah

    Hike to Cuberant Lake

    6 mi / 1066 ft gain
    The hike to Cuberant Lake is 3-miles with a couple of steeper sections, but for the most part, it is a flat hike. From the Pass Lake Trailhead, you will head west on the Lofty Lake Loop Trail. On this part of the trail, you pass through meadows with Bald and Reid Peaks in the background, which is...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Hike the Lofty Lake Loop Trail

    4.5
    4.2 mi / 935 ft gain
    Lofty Lake Loop Trail is located in the High Uintas near Kamas, Utah. The trail can be found right off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway about 32 miles east of Kamas and starts at the Pass Lake Trailhead.  This is a fairly mellow trail with some areas of good elevation gain, enough to get your heart w...
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  • Evanston, Utah

    Hike to Hayden Peak in the High Uintas

    3.63 mi / 2053 ft gain
    Hayden Peak is by all means the monarch mountain of the Mirror Lake Highway. By that, I mean that Hayden Peak is easily the most rugged and impressive peak that can be viewed from the road. Driving over Bald Mountain Pass towards Evanston, WY, this peak looks amazing. There are few mountains out ...
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  • Oakley, Utah

    Backpack to Cutthroat Lake

    4 mi / 280 ft gain
    There isn't a trail to Cutthroat Lake so for a portion of the hike will be cross-country.  I highly recommend bringing a GPS but with intermediate route-finding skills you should be able to find your way.  We used the Gaia GPS app and this made the hike much easier.  The distance depends on the r...
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  • Oakley, Utah

    Scale the Cliffs at Ruth Lake

    4.8
    Getting There From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway 150 about 42 miles to the Ruth Lake trailhead and follow the easy hike up from the highway; just look for the signs directing you to Ruth Lake. The Trail/The Climbs Once on the trail, keep an eye out to your left and soon you'll see the cl...
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  • Oakley, Utah

    Hike to Ruth Lake in the High Uintas Wilderness

    5.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Uintas are a high elevation, pristine mountain wilderness located in Utah. This range receives over 400 inches of precipitation annually, and you can find water everywhere.  There are 400+ miles of streams, waterfalls, and more than 2,000 lakes!  One of the prettiest and most accessible of th...
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  • Utah County, Utah

    Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs

    4.2
    4.63 mi / 663 ft gain
    When you hike out to Diamond Fork aka Fifth Water hot springs, get ready for an amazing experience! The lower fall is visible from the main pool. If you want to continue to go further up the creek, you will run into the second fall, which is the most photogenic of them all. There are also two poo...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike Big Springs Hollow Loop

    4.0
    5 mi / 600 ft gain
    Arriving to Big Springs Hollow is relatively easy.  Drive up Provo Canyon and turn right onto South Fork Rd at Vivian Park.  As you pass Vivian Park, you'll continue for 3 miles on South Fork Rd until you reach Big Springs Park.  Continue up to the Upper level parking and the trailhead will be in...
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  • Wallsburg, Utah

    Walk the Deer Creek Dam Trail

    4.0
    8.03 mi / 400 ft gain
    While driving East, the turnoff to the trailhead is just left of the dam. There is a size-able parking lot and rest rooms available. The hike itself is a dirt path and easy to follow. Access to the water's edge is restricted until you are 1500 feet past the dam. Though the trail is designed for b...
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  • Springville, Utah

    Rappel the Red Ledges

    4.0
    1 mi / 180 ft gain
    This is a sweet spot to go rappelling near Spanish Fork, UT.  It's located at the Red Ledges in Diamond Fork Canyon.  There is a picnic area, grill and restrooms near the base. The unique formations are beautiful to hike around and fun to rappel down.  The hike is pretty short, but steep.  We did...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Deer Valley Resort

    5.0
    7.51 mi / 1161 ft gain
    Deer Valley Resort is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Park City, Utah.
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  • Provo, Utah

    Upper Falls

    2.7
    0.54 mi / 423 ft gain
    Coming from Provo, at about 2.5 miles make a right hand turn for Nunn's Park/ Bridal Veil. Go straight through the intersections and pass Bridal Veil Falls (on your right) and continue until you see a park on your right (Upper Falls Park). Park here and cross the bridge over the creek and then fo...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Bike or Hike Park City's Mid Mountain Trail

    5.0
    22.8 mi / 4457 ft gain
    The Mid-Mountain Trail is unique to Park City. It's an epic trail that connects Deer Valley, to Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons Village. Traversing at approximately 8,300 feet elevation, the trail is comprised of 13 sections and is a 22.8 mile point-to-point ride from Deer Valley to Canyon...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Hike Empire Pass Ridge

    3.25 mi / 800 ft gain
    Starting at an elevation of 8,960 feet at Empire Pass, the trail follows the ridge to the west. It starts off on a gravel road, but quickly turns into a single-track trail once you pass the buried water tank. For the most part, you will stay on the ridge and have great views of Clayton Peak, Deer...
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  • Springville, Utah

    Maple Mountain (aka Spanish Fork Peak)

    10.56 mi / 4524 ft gain
    The trail starts out very easy, but keep an eye out for the fork in the trail at the creek. It's easy to miss. It's right at the metal bench that will be on the left. Cross the creek and continue another quarter mile or so when you'll notice another branch to your left. Keep going straight here a...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Bridal Veil Falls

    4.8
    0.47 mi / 285 ft gain
    Heading on Provo Canyon Rd the waterfall is just on the right hand side. You will see a sign that says "Bridal Veil" to turn in and park at the falls. At the falls you can hike up a bit to get closer to the waterfall but you will get sprayed quite a bit. Usually a few people there take photos at ...
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