Silver Fork Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
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Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) 12.7 miles up to Solitude. At the lower parking lot there is a locked gate nearby. Park along the highway, but be sure not to block the gate. On the west end of the lot, there should be a road to follow.
A wonderful hike. We followed the trail up to both mines and then took the ridge line up to Solitude boundary line on top of the Honeycomb Cliffs. It was a good scramble to the top from there. The views are amazing; you can see down both canyons and across at all the other awesome peaks.
Hiked point to point from Days Fork to the head of Silver Fork. The head of Silver Fork has great view down Silver Fork and also Little Cottonwood Canyon. View of Alta, Snowboard and down the canyon clear to Thunder Ridge. The trail is very good except for the top near the mine. We missed the main trail and followed a very faint trail the finally had to buchwack down some very old and very steep mine trails. Coming for the bottom should be very straight forward to the pass.