Middle Canyon Road Drive is a 26.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tooele, UT that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible from June until November.
off road driving
This road is one of the few routes into the Oquirrh Mountains, and is a niceautumn drive. The side trip up to the Kennecott Overlook is highly recommended- go north one the side road for 10 miles. From the overlook, you can see most of the Utah Valley, including the reclaimed Kennecott Mine tailings, the Great Salt Lake, the Wasatch Front, Utah Lake, and the Stansbury Mountains.
Great for a simple camping for families. Very pretty! Got woken up by a herd of cows in the morning.
This is a close trail to get away or test some of your vehicles capabilities. It I'd also a great way to show off one of our state's economic industries. Trails rate from easy to medium.
Its a pretty drive I take often since I don't like to fight traffic and its close to home. I have always liked this local canyon, some are too scared to drive over it because of the sheer drop off and small road. There are some geocaches up her too.
Came from Herriman up Butterfield canyon went to the mine overlook and came back down Middle Canyon. This was oct 18 and was at dusk so we had alright lighting and was a pretty drive, but after a few snow covered switchbacks (requiring zero skill and offering no challenge) we hit pavement after a mile. We turned around and went home thru Butterfield.
Not impressed and wouldn't recommend. Even the mine overlook was fairly disappointing.
Going to the top of Farmington canyon required more effort and the benefit far surpassed the views on this trail, an the views of the Great Salt lake far surpassed the view of the south part of the salt lake valley and tooele valley... If you could see past the smog. We won't be going back.
4wd is not required, at least not in late July. It's a gravel ROAD. So if you're expecting some off-roading you'll be disappointed. But it has nice views.
This Short off road trail takes you into the Oquirrh Mountains, and is a nice autumn drive. From the overlook, you can see most of the Utah Valley, including the Kennecott Mine. Four wheel drive required.