Best trails in Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area

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Looking for a great trail in Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area, Utah? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area ranging from 1.5 to 6.2 miles and from 4,960 to 7,129 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - The Living Room Lookout Trail
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Plenty of street parking. Trail is pretty narrow as it looks to follow an old wash in some parts. It's a good idea to use the AllTrails Recorder because it is easy to get off course without realizing Show more
#2 - Big Beacon Mount Wire Trail
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
Mt. Wire (commonly referred to as Big Beacon by locals) is one of the prominent foothill peaks due east of downtown Salt Lake City. Atop Mt. Wire is an old airway beacon, which you can climb should yoShow more
#3 - Red Butte Canyon Trails
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Red Butte Canyon Trails is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#4 - Red Butte Loop
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Red Butte Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is Show more
#5 - Red Butte and Mount Wire
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Red Butte and Mount Wire is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#6 - Mount Van Cott Trail
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Mount Van Cott Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#7 - Red Butte Canyon Overlook
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 46 m
Red Butte Canyon Overlook is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
#8 - Dry Creek Loop
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
Dry Creek Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Salt Lake, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#9 - The Living Room Loop
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(38)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
The Living Room Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#10 - Bonneville Shoreline Double Loop
Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 52 m
Bonneville Shoreline Double Loop is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used foShow more
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