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The Living Room

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Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 960' 293 m
Descent: -959' -292 m
High: 5,977' 1,822 m
Low: 5,017' 1,529 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Dave N

A short, moderately steep hike up Red Butte with sandstone slab furniture and great views of the Salt Lake Valley.

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Features Fall Colors · Views

Overview

The Living Room Trail is a short, fairly steep, but moderately easy hike to a great viewpoint on Red Butte overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. At the viewpoint, you'll see "furniture" created by other hikers out of the large flat sandstone slabs. There are several "chairs" and "couches" complete with armrests and ottomans. The rock furniture is a surprisingly comfortable place to relax while you take in the view—a total view from the very north end to the very south end of the Salt Lake Valley.

Description

The trail itself is fairly steep, but it is a hike that can be done easily with kids. It gains about 8-900 feet in elevation over its mile-long distance. The trail also acts as water drainage during a storm, so there are spots along the trail, especially near the beginning, that are narrow and have steep V-shaped ruts that the water has carved out. The trail is fairly rocky overall, so be mindful of rolled ankles. There are several other hiking and nature trails in the area, so be sure you're on the right one!

There is basically zero shade cover here, so hiking this trail in summer months can be a brutal exercise in heat endurance. Make sure to bring plenty of water. The best time of year to do this hike is in the fall when the leaves start turning.

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Aug 27, 2019
Kosha Sheth
Aug 10, 2019
Mladjen Veselinovic
Jun 24, 2019
Jared Walck
Jun 22, 2019
Emily Skill
Jun 11, 2019
Krissy Schweers
Wasn't to bad, can be a little rocky for dogs 2.4mi
May 1, 2019
Nikki Denison
Apr 24, 2019
Andy T
Apr 6, 2019
Anish Deshmukh

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