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462 mi 744 km of trail 33 Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 19 Trails Intermediate Trails 118 Trails Hard Trails 72 Trails

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gem Favorite Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...

Lake Blanche

(23) Alta, UT

Hikes in Wasatch National Forest - West - 29

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Favorite Mount Olympus summit.
Difficult

Mt. Olympus Trail

6.7 mi 10.7 km • Out and Back • 4,130 ft Ascent 1258.75 m Ascent

(43) Holladay, UT
Favorite Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Blanche Trail

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Out and Back • 2,592 ft Ascent 790.06 m Ascent

(48) Cottonw…, UT
Favorite After turning off the dirt road, you'll be greeted with an awesome view.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bells Canyon Lower Waterfall

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 1,430 ft Ascent 435.98 m Ascent

(40) Granite, UT
Favorite Looking at the final ascent to the peak.
Difficult

Pfeifferhorn

9.6 mi 15.5 km • Out and Back • 3,596 ft Ascent 1095.95 m Ascent

(26) Alta, UT
Favorite Some fall colors near the intersection of the Desolation and Thaynes Canyon trails
Intermediate

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

4.4 mi 7.0 km • Out and Back • 1,232 ft Ascent 375.55 m Ascent

(20) Mount O…, UT
Favorite Looking west towards Salt Lake City on a winter evening from the Pipeline Trail
Intermediate

Pipeline Trail: Burch Hollow, Millcreek Canyon

9.3 mi 15.0 km • Out and Back • 275 ft Ascent 83.8 m Ascent

(18) Mount O…, UT
Favorite Donut Falls
Intermediate

Donut Falls Trail

1.5 mi 2.4 km • Out and Back • 417 ft Ascent 127.15 m Ascent

(22) Cottonw…, UT
Favorite Views from the top. Sandstone "chair" in lower right corner. Photo taken last day of September.
Intermediate

The Living Room

2.4 mi 3.8 km • Out and Back • 960 ft Ascent 292.53 m Ascent

(23) Salt La…, UT

Trails in Wasatch National Forest - West - 176

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Grandeur Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Olympus, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Mount Olympus, UT 28 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Bells Canyon Trail
Difficult
Granite, UT
Difficult
4.8 mi 7.8 km Granite, UT 15 
7.0 mi 11.2 km #3Lone Peak via Cherry Canyon Logging Trail
Difficult
Draper, UT
Difficult
7.0 mi 11.2 km Draper, UT
5.2 mi 8.4 km #4White Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
5.2 mi 8.4 km Alta, UT 13 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Red Pine Lake Trail
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Alta, UT 15 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Bair Canyon Trail
Difficult
Fruit Heights, UT
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Fruit Heights, UT
4.8 mi 7.7 km #7BST: City Creek to North Salt Lake
Intermediate/Difficult
Salt Lake City, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Salt Lake City, UT
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8Devil's Castle Trail
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.7 km Alta, UT
4.0 mi 6.4 km #9The Triple Traverse Route
Very Difficult
Cottonwood Heights, UT
Very Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Cottonwood Heights, UT
12.2 mi 19.6 km #10Wasatch Crest
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
12.2 mi 19.6 km Alta, UT
23.2 mi 37.3 km #11Stansbury Front Trail
Difficult
Grantsville, UT
Difficult
23.2 mi 37.3 km Grantsville, UT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #12Catherine's Pass
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Alta, UT
1.7 mi 2.8 km #13Bonnevile Shorline Trail: Adams to Kayville Wilderness Park
Intermediate
Fruit Heights, UT
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Fruit Heights, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km #14Davis Creek Loop
Intermediate
Farmington, UT
Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Farmington, UT
3.2 mi 5.2 km #15BST: Corner Canyon Connector (C3)
Intermediate
Granite, UT
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Granite, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #16Flag Rock Trail
Intermediate
Farmington, UT
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Farmington, UT
5.1 mi 8.3 km #17Upper City Creek Trail #1470
Difficult
North Salt Lake, UT
Difficult
5.1 mi 8.3 km North Salt Lake, UT
8.8 mi 14.2 km #18GWT: I-84 to Francis Peak
Difficult
South Weber, UT
Difficult
8.8 mi 14.2 km South Weber, UT
1.0 mi 1.5 km #19Hornet Canyon
Difficult
Farmington, UT
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.5 km Farmington, UT
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20South Hooper Ridge Trail
Difficult
North Salt Lake, UT
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km North Salt Lake, UT

Photos of Wasatch National Forest - West - 305

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Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Iconic view from Lake Blanche (Early May)
May 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Mount Olympus summit.
Jan 13, 2019 near Mount O…, UT
After turning off the dirt road, you'll be greeted with an awesome view.
Oct 15, 2015 near Granite, UT
A view across Little Cottonwood Canyon, looking up Hogum Fork to the ridge near Lone Peak and the Pfeifferhorn. It's hard not to feel small when peeking at the shoulders of these giants!
Nov 5, 2015 near Alta, UT
Lake Blanche in late spring.
Jun 13, 2017 near Alta, UT
Donut Falls
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
From overlook (short detour off main Mill B trail), looking down Big Cottonwood canyon.
Aug 3, 2019 near Cottonw…, UT