Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook
ElevationAscent: 1,232' 376 m
Descent: -1,231' -375 m
High: 7,003' 2,134 m
Low: 5,782' 1,762 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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“A nice, quick hike for some elevation without anything too steep.”— Dan T.
Continue up the trail, and at about 2.3 miles, there is a short spur that leads to an overlook of the Salt Lake valley. If you so choose, you can continue up the Desolation Trail all the way over into Big Cottonwood Canyon. Return to the trailhead the way you came or take the Thayne Canyon Trail back to the shared trailhead.