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Hike Broads Fork Basin and Beaver Pond

Salt Lake City, Utah

4.0/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

4.3 miles

Elevation Gain

2034 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Tyler McFall

Hiking to Broad Forks Basin takes you to an awesome alpine meadow with great views of the surrounding peaks in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. In season, you'll have the chance to eat wild raspberries.

The Broads Fork trailhead starts in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the same parking lot as the Lake Blanche trailhead, this trailhead is on the west side of the parking lot. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked.

Follow the trail until you come to a great big basin. Here you will be able to relax in a gorgeous alpine meadow with amazing views of the massive peaks in the background and a cool little beaver pond. During late August you can follow the trail past the pond a little bit and find hundreds of wild raspberry bushes. They are extremely tasty and totally safe to eat! There is also a good chance you will run into a few moose while hiking on the trail.

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Features

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Super cool hike, but definitely very steep the entire way up.

This is a beautiful hike all the way up! It is really quite steep the entire hike, but totally worth it. The ending makes for a great picnic, or even camp site.

Just want to throw in here that this hike is steep! There really are no easy parts on the way up, but then it makes a pretty quick decent possible. Also there is a great climbing wall not too far into the hike. We saw some gear left there (or else we may not have noticed it) and would love to go back and try to climb it.

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