Explore the most popular hiking trails in Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great views, great hike

My friend and I hiked this trail after work. It was muddy and I slipped twice, but that was my fault. It was cold and snowy but it’s a beautiful trail and a beautiful lookout.

Fun, uncrowned trail. Lots of sunshine- very exposed, but always breezy to windy. Pretty views. Lots of rock, so watch your footing and make sure you have the right shoes.

I love the view from top, totally worth the steep parts. Don’t forget your head lamp, or flash light if waiting for sunset.

Love this hike! And so close to downtown Salt Lake City! Very moderate on hills and a beautiful view. I’ve done it a few times and would do it again!

pretty challenging, but accessible trail. Beautiful on the way up, even more so at the top. as far as wildlife, got to see a tarantula on the way down.

I couldn’t find the Living Room trailhead so I ended up on a very steep trail past the This is the Place gate. I’m not sure if it was part of the loop but I’m counting it as part of it because I ended up on Mount Wire and came down the Living Room trail. That trail is marked with a large yellow 174 for some reason. It was way easier than the way I went up.

25 days ago

Good hike definitely a great view of the Salt Lake Valley. The hike is pretty steep and is mostly straight up the entire way but not too long. It took me about 57 Min to get to the top which is good considering I’m out of shape right now lol. It’s a good hike just make sure you bring poles it’s a little steep on the way down and they may help. Also since it’s such low altitude it’s a little hot. Defiantly may do it again.

one of my first hikes in Salt Lake City, Utah. There is no shade as such along the entire hike trail. But the view at the top of the trek is really breathtaking. Moderate level of difficulty and can be hiked with pets.

Nice short trek. Not much shade though.

Not much shade but a wonderful short trek.

A good challenge if you aren’t a regular hiker, kids were hiking it too! View at the top is worth it

Great views and fun setup at the top with rock couches/chairs. The hike itself is pretty steep and not super scenic, but if you’re going for the experience at the top, it’s solid.

Wow. Great downhill ride, didn’t managed to reach the top. Be careful a lot of hikers along the way. However you’ll enjoy the scenery, city view. Salt Lake will be missed.

First time in SLC and took this trail. Quick hike and breathtaking views of the valley. Highly recommend it.

This has become a regular hike. enjoy the view and quick access. also always friendly people on the trail.

I like the trail, a little challenging but not too bad. The view is awesome, way better than I expected. Someone build a seat and a small table with rocks

The end was worth the hike! Not so scenic on the way but the top is worth it. Interesting surprise :)

Challenging, short hike with nice views of SLC.

Not too bad but definitely had to take 2 or 3 short breaks on my way up. The "living room" set up is adorable. Enjoyed the hike. Getting down was so much easier.

Quick hike but very hot so better to do either early morning or in the evening. The trails are a little misleading with a number of intersections.

1 month ago

Good if you like walking straight up and down a mountain and rocky trails. It’s pretty in the fall and crosses a cool stream.

Great hike, awesome views, and awesome “living room” setup with a view better than any HD TV in your home

great morning cardio!

great morning workout. I agree with some other posts about the south trail having loose gravel , take your time its manageable.

great hike both in the morning and evening, under 30 minutes up from the street parking area at a reasonable pace.

it gets a little tricky to find the trail head. there are a few interesecting trails.

Short steep hike with a very scenic view at the end . Not one of my favorites mainly because the lack of forest.

awesome trail. no water and it gets crowded when folks start getting off of work. great views of the city and beyond

Always a great, quick hike. Hot hot hot so bring water.

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