Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

MODERATE 407 reviews

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook is a 4.4 mile lightly 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1437 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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7 days ago

Did a sunset hike here, less than 2 hours total with a long beer break at the top. The efflorescence is gorgeous and it isnt too difficult, but enough to get the heart racing. Perfect for a 7 pm hike!!

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8 days ago

Great hike for sunset! I recommend bringing headlamps and water. We came across a couple that had neither and we had to help them down the trail. Preparation is key, especially when you hike a winding trail at night.

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13 days ago

This is a wonderful trail if you want to get your heart pumping and receive a big payoff in a short amount of time. The beginning of the trail gets very icy in winter, so microspikes are a must. the switchbacks that meander through the woods and up this trail are lovely, and the overlook itself is a great place to sit and enjoy.

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13 days ago

Ended up in Thane Canyon on that trail from here and it is Difficult for those not in shape! But beautiful and lightly trafficked.

15 days ago

Great trail but definitely not lightly used. I would say this is between a moderate and heavily used trail. Perfect for a quick hike that's not too challenging.

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