Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

MODERATE 440 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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2 days ago

Great hike with my pups! Enjoyed the fall colors and awesome views.

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11 days ago

Fun morning hike! Go early, it gets hot once you're hiking above the pine trees

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15 days ago

Hike was a bit challenging for me towards uphill. View at the top is spectacular. Make sure to pack sufficient amount of water. My iPhone recorded as 5 mile as overall hike, not sure why my All Trails recording still shows 4.4 mile. Overall hike was challenging and very good.

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23 days ago

Did this hike yesterday and we all thought it was challenging but a great workout. My Apple Watch says it was 2.56 miles trailhead to overlook and it took the four of us 56 minutes to the overlook with a few water stops along the way. Our pace was 21 minute miles and our hearts were pumping. I think it's a bit longer than the 2.2 miles listed.
Beautiful views of SLC at the top.

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24 days ago

A few challenging sections but the view from the overlook is definitely worth the effort!

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