Hike Thayne Canyon

6 Miles Round Trip - 2800 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Thayne Canyon - Search Nearby - Added by Travis Poulson

A steep climb through a beautiful wooded canyon. The trail winds upwards through willows, pines and aspens ending at Thayne Peak, a secluded perch with fantastic views in every direction.

If you want to avoid the crowds heading to the Salt Lake Overlook and are looking for a bigger challenge with better views, Thayne Canyon is the ticket. The trail is 6 miles roundtrip with 2,800 feet of elevation gain. It’s a great evening hike and the peak is a nice place to watch the sunset.

The path stays in the shady canyon bottom for much of the way up. Its rocky walls are carpeted with moss and wildflowers fill the ravine. Up higher, you’ll traverse through beautiful aspen groves. The final ascent to the summit is steep and dusty and I recommend trekking poles.

On top, you’re rewarded with views of Mount Raymond, Mount Aire and all of Millcreek Canyon. To the west, you’ll be overlooking the Overlook and seeing fantastic views of Salt Lake City beyond. 

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Fitness
Photography
Running
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

6 Miles
2800 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Sandy, Utah

The Cliff Lodge

From $300/night

Park City

Newpark Hotel

From $95/night

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City KOA

Springville, Utah

Springville / Provo KOA

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