So green and so very different than the
Wasatch mountain range!
More hilly and leas rocky cliff sides made for a pretty cozy hike with the family.
We stayed comfortable in the heat with all of the shade that the trees provided.
Passed many trail riders on horse back, and was glad to know a few and say hi!
Made it a couple miles in but needed my snowshoes. Turned back almost to the top. The trail was good with my spikes for about 1.5 miles. I will do it again but will make sure I have my snowshoes with me. Got a good cardio workout. It was nice to get out of the inversion and see clear sky and breath fresh air. Very few people on the trail.
11.5.2016 | 15lb Backpack
This is called Yellow Fork Canyon and Rose Canyon. It's a beautiful area with lots of exploration opportunities as multiple trails branch from the main road. It can make following one track confusing but is great if you want to wander. So while we intended to follow the loop, we found ourselves on top of the mountain.
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon so there were a number of people in the parking lot but once we got out and off the main road it wasn't busy. Lots of horseback riding here which is a nice change from other canyons but also made me more aware of my dog and his reactions.
People come here to shoot, horseback ride, hike and walk with kids. It's a great, versatile canyon and I definitely want to explore more!
First time for this trail. The weather was awesome and it was a fun trail. The dogs had a great time. Not too busy but it was Sunday so that helped. Did have several groups of horse riders but it wasn't bad. We will definitely be doing this one again.
This is a very nice trail system that gradually climbs its way to a ridge line with fantastic views of the Oquirrh mountains and the Salt Lake Valley. I hike in this area a lot, but today a friend of mine and I hiked part of the loop. We saw lots of deer and enjoyed a lot of solitude passing only two horsemen on the way out. The leaves are all but gone form the trees and the trail in many spots appeared to be carpeted with them. On weekends and in the evenings this area does get a lot of visitors, and the trail can be quite crowded, but during the day it is very quiet. My kids love the area as well and are happy to accompany me and my goats on this trail.
Amanda G. on Yellow Fork Canyon Trail
Lovely loop! Watch out for all the horse poop. Lots of leaves currently covering the trail. Lots of side trails so be sure and pay attention.
This was a relatively easy trail. It's rocky the whole way up. I was expecting to see a flag at the end of the trail based on the name of the trail, but there was no flag. The trail basically comes to an end. Beautiful views of the valley and of new construction in Herriman Cove. Great place to take your dog for a nice walk off leash.