Butterfield Canyon and Middle Canyon Road

EASY 43 reviews

Butterfield Canyon and Middle Canyon Road is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Herriman, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 13.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,267 feet Route Type: Point to Point

scenic driving

ohv / off road driving

forest

paved

river

views

Please note this trail is CLOSED to Traffic in Winter. The map shown on this page is for a mostly paved road through both Butterfield and Middle Canyons. There are dirt roads for off-roading/4x4 off of this main road. This road is one of the few routes into the Oquirrh Mountains, and is a nice autumn drive. The side trip up to the Kennecott Overlook is highly recommended. Go north on the side road for 10 miles. From the overlook, you can see most of the Utah Valley, including the reclaimed Kennecott Mine tailings, the Great Salt Lake, the Wasatch Front, Utah Lake, and the Stansbury Mountains.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Beautiful, easy fall time drive. Paved most of the way. Any stock vehicle with a little clearance can make it. Go from SLC to Tooele to avoid paying a toll.

hiking
4 months ago

Based on the reviews we used this as a Fall drive to see the foliage. Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Not a trail but a road that leads to top of mountain Starts off easy paved road slowly get worse till your on a one lane dirt/rocky road winding thru the mountain If you got a good AWD car you should make it easy on a nice day but if your in a honda civic type car i would walk the last way to the top

It is asphalt the whole way. It’s a beautiful and scenic route, but it is definitely not a trail.

ohv/off road driving
7 months ago

Not really an of road trail as most of the way is paved and the dirt road to the overlook, when open, is not particularly challenging. Nice for a quick getaway with decent views.

scenic driving
7 months ago

very beautiful. but gets to be very narrow.

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

I can see why this trail is rated lower than average. I was expecting an off road adventure and was treated with a crappy asphalt road. Not much in terms of scenery either. The road up to the Bingham Mine overlook was gated off, so that sucked too. On the west side of the 'peak' there are some areas for camping that could be cool if you enjoy camping along a paved road. Would be a fun adventure if you drive a Kia, I guess.

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

great drive up and over the mountain today

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

Snow around 5 miles up. Went because I read this is a ride that you can do I. Winter....... I just did multiple laps

Sun Feb 17 2019

Closed to Traffic in Winter

hiking
Mon Aug 27 2018

Its beautiful and there are great places to hike and hangout, but you can't camp on the butterfield side. The trails near the Coppermine view turnoff are clean and varied. You get to choose a flat hike or a steeper climb, sometimes at forkes in the trails.

Fri Jul 27 2018

Closed until fire in Tooele is out! Today is July 27th, 2018.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Jun 24 2018

Paved road to the summit on the Butterfield canyon side. A few miles of dirt road near the summit on the Middle Canyon side. very narrow roads. There weren't many cars on the road which was good considering the narrowness

hiking
Fri Apr 27 2018

Road was closed, hiked on the side path to "the spot" Nice, easy walk.

hiking
Thu Apr 05 2018

Road is closed Nov 1st through June 1st so hiking in April left something to be desired. Check out our Vlog review: https://youtu.be/5KoXzcrs4C0

Sun Dec 18 2016

a marvelous hike when the fall foilage takes shape. look into two counties while strolling through thousands of beautiful yellow aspens. make sure your camera is fully charged.

hiking
Sun Nov 27 2016

beautiful scenery

camping
Thu Jul 28 2016

Great for a simple camping for families. Very pretty! Got woken up by a herd of cows in the morning.

ohv/off road driving
Wed Feb 03 2016

This is a close trail to get away or test some of your vehicles capabilities. It I'd also a great way to show off one of our state's economic industries. Trails rate from easy to medium.

scenic driving
Mon Jun 16 2014

Its a pretty drive I take often since I don't like to fight traffic and its close to home. I have always liked this local canyon, some are too scared to drive over it because of the sheer drop off and small road. There are some geocaches up her too.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Oct 19 2013

Came from Herriman up Butterfield canyon went to the mine overlook and came back down Middle Canyon. This was oct 18 and was at dusk so we had alright lighting and was a pretty drive, but after a few snow covered switchbacks (requiring zero skill and offering no challenge) we hit pavement after a mile. We turned around and went home thru Butterfield. Not impressed and wouldn't recommend. Even the mine overlook was fairly disappointing. Going to the top of Farmington canyon required more effort and the benefit far surpassed the views on this trail, an the views of the Great Salt lake far surpassed the view of the south part of the salt lake valley and tooele valley... If you could see past the smog. We won't be going back.

hiking
Mon Jul 30 2012

4wd is not required, at least not in late July. It's a gravel ROAD. So if you're expecting some off-roading you'll be disappointed. But it has nice views.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Mar 12 2011

This Short off road trail takes you into the Oquirrh Mountains, and is a nice autumn drive. From the overlook, you can see most of the Utah Valley, including the Kennecott Mine. Four wheel drive required.

hiking
4 months ago

ohv/off road driving
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