Bowman Fork Trail to Baker Pass

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Bowman Fork Trail to Baker Pass is a 8.3 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 of activity options and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3375 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Salt Lake City: Access #1: Follow Mill Creek Canyon Road (3800 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 4.5 miles up the canyon at Terraces Picnic area. Follow the road up the hill and at the junction turn south (right). Trail begins above the turn around. Access #2: Via Alexander Basin Trail or via Desolation Trail coming from Mill D North Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon or the Big Water Trail in upper Mill Creek Canyon.

19 days ago

Relentless incline, but beautiful.

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27 days ago

Beautiful hike with lots of shade, a great little stream, and wildflowers. I had four kids with me, (carried the youngest) and have a bad knee, so we only did about 75% of the hike, but we all loved it.

trail running
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2 months ago

Nice hike - do Millcreek a lot but never hoofed up this trail. Got about 5/6 of the way up - to snowline - before heading back down. Pooch luv'd it too.

2 months ago

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9 months ago

Pretty steady climb up- we took the Bakers Pass (vs. Alexandria basin trail) trail but stopped short of the pass because of the snow (didnt have the best gear). Once you get up high enough you can see down Millcreek canyon, over Grandeur peak and out to antelope island/salt lake. Pretty with the leaves changing and the white from the snow.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful, shady, good workout. Not many people. Loved it

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous views and a moderate hiking level. We didn't go all the way up but found a nice lookout point. It was lush and green!

hiking
10 months ago

I took this as far as the White Fur Pass trail and then cut over to Alexander Basin. It is a very nice, moderate grade trail. The slopes on the southern side of Mill Creek are probably the easiest way for those of us in the Northern half of SLC to get to the beautiful mixed forests of the Wasatch, and this trail is a lovely case in point. White Fur Pass is pretty overgrown, but can make a nice loop that isn't too long.

trail running
10 months ago