Salt Lake Overlook via Desolation Trail

8 reviews #11 hike out of 816 in
6.2 mi
Distance
2 hrs 37 min
Time
terrain
1,249 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate out and back trail in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Getting Started

Park in the parking lot at the trail head! Walk for almost a 100 yards and take the right trail when at the fork.

Taking Children

This trails is relatively child friendly (6).


Sights to See


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    1 year, 1 month ago
    Great practice hike in the area. The trail is entirely packed snow at the moment, so light traction is essential. We saw a lot of dog bags left on the side of this short hike, and picked them up. Don’t forget to pack it out, folks!
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    2 years ago
    The trail was rather muddy, icy, and slushy due to the epic snow fall we have had this year, this past week's rain, and the warmer sun that cropped up over the past few days. Despite that, we got up fine to the top in 2 hours and 30 minutes with microspikes. The lower elevation was green and lovely while the upper trail still had a lot of snow. This trail is really enjoyable. It is super green in the spring and rather shady for most of it in the summer and fall. If you want a quick yet steep trail to the top for an excellent view of Salt Lake City, this is your hike. It is a traditional trail with a simple single track dirt trail from the bottom to the top. The end has some awesome rocks that outcrop over the valley that any famous instagramers will love (sorry instagram husbands, you're going to be taking a lot of pictures).
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