Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

MODERATE 461 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

18 hours ago

Decent hike but the insane amount of dogs not on leashes made the hike less than great. Several times almost got knocked down by dogs running up and down the trail in front of their owners. PSA to dog owners: The sign at the trailhead clearly says dogs need to be on a leash, and use some self awareness by keeping your dog out of others’ way.

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8 days ago

great colors. dry trail conditions. snow flurries higher up.

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12 days ago

Nice steady grind to the top; never too steap, with a few rocky spots! The trail is well marked and well traveled! I took my two dogs with me and they loved it!

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16 days ago

Desolation Trail to SL Overlook was a perfect little escape from the city. It was a bit more 'moderately' trafficked at the time we went (3:00pm) with runners, hikers, and plenty of VERY happy dogs. If you would like to check out my full post, along with some photos, follow the link below:

https://www.kelseykagan.com/home/2017/9/29/desolation-trail

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19 days ago

Awesome views!!

21 days ago

Super pretty!

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26 days ago

Very pretty with the snowfall on Sunday. Great for trail running back down. Views were limited by the white-out snow at the top but really lovely overall.

28 days ago

Pretty. Fair amount of switch backing. Moderate is correct category

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