Bates Canyon Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Bates Canyon Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stansbury Park, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3484 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
3 days ago

Maybe not the most glamurous trail, but the pretty steep incline lets you get some beautiful panoramas in the first hour. Great Salt Lake, and the whole valley. It is a long hike and you should arrive early, the beginning is messed up, because of lots of ATV trails everywhere. Keep an eye on your navigation. Theres very few people there so make sure you let somebody know where you are going. Once you hit that 6000ft cell reception becomes problematic. Theres some mud but not too much, mostly rocky terrain, so watch your footing. Altitude goes up fast and its pretty exhausting. Its not an easy trail.

hiking
4 months ago

This is not an easy trail. Medium for the first 4 miles, than hard for the remainder. The first mile is pretty ugly because you hike through a mess of atv trails. Once you have passed the gate it is better. Pretty right now with the leaves but I can see how some might not like it the rest of the year. There are a bunch if old cabins about 4 miles in and after them the trail gets tougher to follow. At 4.5 miles I couldn't see a trail and it was steep. The leaves may have been hiding the trail, but I don't think so. If you follow the GPS map you stop at the one opening which allows a good view of the valley.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago