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Summer 2017 Map

Great birding yesterday! Saw 11 different birds.

This is a beautiful road, but the description is incorrect. Pet dogs are NOT allowed in LCC, even in cars. There is a sign at the mouth of the canyon saying so. There are hefty fines if you do.

Also, traffic is terrible on a snowy day. The road has restrictions on cars without 4WD during inclement weather. It’s impossible to miss when these restrictions are in effect, so don’t ignore them! Weather is always worse at the top than the bottom.

off road driving
2 months ago

This trail is Not for large vehicles, you must pass threw a 40 inch gate to use it. Lots of wild life, bear included.

3 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful! The loop is really cool too... don’t miss it! Lava tube and amazing red rock!

Beautiful Canyon. Lots of great hikes and skiing

Upper bells is stunning. However, I have been up to this pass several times (at the top of Bells between Big Horn Peak and lake Hardy). I have never found a "moderate" way up that ridge up to BigHorn Peak. Plus I would not classify the ridge between Lone and big horn as "moderate" either. To be safe I haul basic bail out type climbing gear any time up in this area which certainly adds to difficulty in my mind.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great mountain biking trail. Not sure why this is listed at the "Green Valley Loop Trail" as its actual name is the "Bear Claw Poppy Trail." This has been maintained very well and is a great loop. My wife who is very new to mountain biking found the trail somewhat difficult in sections but for the avid mountain biker, this is a classic St. George trail that everyone should ride at least once.

Dead horse on the trail about half mile in

Very beautiful!

Nice pleace to look around...!!

Great hike! Ended up taking the trail over the saddle and down through Granite Flat to Tibble Fork. Lots of wildflowers, very lush and beautiful.

This is a great trail if you start at the trail head by draper park , the section between 12600 s and the draper park is tricky to get to . My advice is to start at the trail head

awe inspiring

scenic driving
10 months ago

Like Big Cottonwood Canyon, this drive is very similar. But I believe this canyon is more scenic than Big Cottonwood is. The peaks are much closer to you and much higher. Two very well known ski resorts are at the end of this road too. Alta and Snowbird. I've skied both of these too, and it is some great skiing. Early summer brings a huge runoff in the creek with all the snow melt. A very worthwhile place to check out if you're in SLC. I plugged in being able to do it all year long, but there are a few times a year in winter, that it can close due to avalanche control. Several avalanche paths cross the highway in here. Beautiful mountain scenery though regardless of time of year.

trail running
11 months ago

Condition report: the trail has only a few small patches of packed snow up to the 7200 ft elevation level (near the upper turnoff to the falls). Above that it's a 50/50 mix of packed snow and muddy trail. At 7600 ft the mud ended and it turned into a snowfield, but that's also where the boot track ended and the snow got soft. I didn't go up any further.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Very well maintained and relatively smooth

Monday, February 13, 2017

This is a well maintained running/walking path. It's paved and runs along the TRAX line with plenty of places for water and restroom breaks. As it continues south past the last stop it becomes less crowded.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Passed a lot of trail riders with their horses on this trail,
growing up with horses this did not bother me at all.
I passed just a few other hikers mainly lower down by the head of the trail. Came a crossed a girl a few miles up closer to where you could see the falls who was also wondering how to actually get to the falls.
​ The picture I took from the distance dose not do justice to them and I still wish I could have reached them.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Great Trail that easy to follow in several feet of powder. It was a banner week for snow on this trail. We were breaking trail in mid thigh deep snow. It was amazing. Snowed the entire time so were were not able to see anything because of the low ceiling. Wanted to get up to the summit but breaking trail with that slowed us down and was too tiring and ran out of time. Can't wait to try this trail in the summer and go all the way to Box Elder Peak. Go very early or late. There were over 100 people carrying sleds, disks etc planning on sliding down. Glad we were going down while they were all still going up. It wouldn't be fun dodging sleds on snowshoes going up.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Just completed this today with the whole family. Packed up our toddlers on our backs and our older kids, 9 and 10 years old, did great! The trail is rocky but a nice steady incline. Not too slippery for us. You cross a small stream towards the top and we kept mostly to the left. We went off to the left and stopped at the lookout at the end of the hike and you get a great view of Horsetail Falls. Nice views, saw a group on horses on the way. Perfect Saturday getaway!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

very nice . a lot of exposure. bring extra water. somewhat steep and rocky so nice

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Saw a lot of reviews to stay on the left side of the creek so that's what we did. BE ADVISED if you take this trail to it's end you will run into a dropoff over looking one of the waterfalls. You can climb the big rock formation for a slight view of both waterfalls and the canyon. the left side is definitely more scenic but I believe if you're wanting to get up close and personal you should stick to the right side trail.

Monday, August 22, 2016

my wife and I did this hike with 2 little dogs on leashes. we won't do that again. as others have mentioned...it is rocky and slippery at times. trails are not marked well. the only downside.. we will come back. lots of deer in and around the trail

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beautiful trail! A little slippery though.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Didn't go on the actual Dry Creek trail, but followed the river up the mountain. My dogs loved the water and the scenery was awesome. It looks like there are lots of nice places to camp by the river, but no fires allowed.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Took 4 teenagers with me and we did just fine. Lots of shade, loose dirt and rocks. Slippery in spots. Trail is not marked well, just stay to the left. To the falls and back is 6+ miles total.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Loved the views! Packed a 1yo and a 3yo in with my husband. The trail is a little confusing when you get to the fork. Take the left and just after, there's a little deer trail right to a good spot to look at the falls. We went left, hiked up too high, then had to scale down back to the plateau

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice hike and really accessible. Definitely a good workout for us. It was about 2.1 miles to the actual Falls. Gorgeous views and lots of shade. Pretty steep and slippery at times. Not for little kids. I would say age 10+..

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We liked how quickly we were into the pines.

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