Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
15 hours ago

Pretty slippery at some parts. No shade. Nice sunset view of the city

Great morning hike. Pretty heavy foot traffic until you pass The Living Room. After that the trail narrows and gets muddy. The view at the top is well worth checking out.

hiking
7 days ago

As the map shows, there are basically an infinite selection of ways to do this on various trails. Some choices are probably more arduous than others in terms of the grade. This is not a wilderness experience, given the location, but it's not too shabby considering how accessible this is from anywhere around the University of Utah. There were a few other folks out this overcast morning, many with their dogs, but it's way less crowded than the Living Room trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Short but semi steep trail. Very popular. Great spot to watch sunset over SL valley. Trail was dry. Dog friendly trail, with many friendly dogs. Street parking at trail head with 3 hour limit. Should be plenty of time for this trail.

Hiked in the rain. Nice and easy. The dog loved it. Recommend dry months, you walk in a river bed for a minute

Quick hike but a good workout! The view at the top is always nice too!

I love going up the side of the mountain for a good challenge. The trails all seem to lead to the same place but aren't marked. Beautiful view

It’s a quick jaunt. Still a little muddy and slick in some places.

Pretty steep trail and very muddy which made it slippery.

Trail was muddy after the turn from the living room. Along the final climb spikes were very useful because of the hard ice up.

Still muddy. Gorgeous view. I expected natural rock formations as the furniture but it’s stacks of rocks in the form of chairs. A bit steep. Definitely a moderate trail.

Completed this hike on 2/3/18. This is always a great easy-moderate hike with great views of downtown SLC and plenty of wildlife. Lots of wind at the summit, but still worth it.

trail is dry now. 2.14.18

So good! Awesome view and “seating” at the “living room”!!!

Great morning hike. Somewhat muddy and slick this time of year.

Plenty of spider trails, choose wisely!

Super muddy and slick today! More mud and snow than dirt. I wore Solomon hiking shoes and was fine, but regular sneakers will be soaking wet by the time your done. Gorgeous hike! Good workout.

hiking
3 months ago

Couple of icy patches but great view

The trail was pretty hard to find. Once I found it, there were several ways to go. Right now (January 2018) the trail is very icy. I suggest going a different way or wearing more than tennis shoes. After I made it past the ice, it wasn't too bad of a hike! The view from the top was amazing! However, come down the way you came! I went down a way that everyone was going and it was steep and way harder than it needed to be!!

I love this trail! Perfect for an after-work or late Sunday short hike. The views are awesome. Gets a bit crowded, but manageable. Watch out for rattle snakes. Takes an hour or so round trip if you hang out in the “living room” at the top for a bit.

hiking
3 months ago

Honestly, a bit boring. The terrain is borderline hard. The trail map works well on this app, however there seems to be a ton of alternative trails to get up the mountain. Yes, I can't believe a few wild flowers/weeds are showing their color. Crazy winter!.

*You are not suppose to park where Google Maps tells you to. Be Aware.

Good trail with great views of the city.

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike! If you want a challenge, hike up the first mountain on the left and follow the camel backs/ridges all the way to the living room! If you stay on the main trail this is an easy post-work hike for a sunset!

Good beginner trail with an amazing view

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike to see the city! Keep going, the drastic evelation change makes it hard to keep going but I promise it's worth it. There is an end and it's totally awesome!!

trail going up is hard to find, some areas are narrow, great view of the city

hiking
4 months ago

I did this Thanksgiving morning. I went up to the Living Room on the much less used trails behind the Museum of Natural History, and then got on the Mount Wire trail that starts at the sharp U-turn in the back of the canyon where the main Living Room trail comes up. Note that it appears that climbing up to up to the Living Room is a very popular thing to do on Thanksgiving, but very few people take the trail to Mount Wire. It's not very interesting at first, as you are just going uphill through the trees, but then you emerge out into open terrain and the views are great. There's a 4 way intersection in the trail where you need to take a sharp right turn to get up to Mount Wire, which involves some significant elevation gain over a short distance. The views are worth it, and it is awesome to think that you can have access to something like this right off the city streets. The tower is surrounded by a chain link fence topped with barb wire, but the gate is open, so you can climb up the ladder if you are so inclined. There are various trails going off in different directions from the tower, so that would be fun to explore sometime. Going down there were hordes of people coming up the Living Room trail, which right now is spectacularly and inconveniently muddy in some places.

Nice hike up the heel. You get to see the valley from the Living Room. Beautiful view at the mountains.

hiking
4 months ago

A short hike, but great for after work or even during lunch. fantastic views of the city and just enough to get your heart beating.

Great trail. Great workout and awesome views.

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