Slate Canyon Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Slate Canyon climbs steadily on an old road bed. Several spectacular cliff bands add unique character to the scenery along the trail. The trail heads east for 2.7 miles, then north 1 mile up hill to connect in with the Slide Canyon trail #062.
I loved this hike. It was pretty brutal because we didn't expect the snow which got deeper and deeper as we went along. We took this trail till it ended and then we made our way up to the summit of maple mountain. I think it was a round trip of about 10 miles and we started at 5:30am and got done at noon. The view with the fresh snowfall were incredible. The last mile had no trail and was a steep incline with a foot of snow which was the most brutal part. That one mile took us probably an hour and a half to climb but only 20 min to get down from it. Well worth the hike. We wish we had brought snowshoes.
Trail follows climbs steeply and follows a road until nearly the top of the trail. There is a very steep section near the top before it breaks out into the open. Easy to follow and great views of the surrounding mountain at the top.