Greens Basin Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Greens Basin Trail is a 2.6 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 accessible year-round.

2.6 miles
944 feet
Out & Back



nature trips





wild flowers



no dogs

Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 9.7 miles up the canyon to Spruces Campground. Days Fork Trail begins from the west loop of the campground on the south side of the road.

7 months ago

Awesome snow shoe trail, don’t miss the sharp turn off to the left after the quarter mile steep climb on Days Fork Trail. The snow is pretty icy and got softer only at the last quarter mile.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Well returned to see what this trail looked like in the summer. Greens Basin was very pretty. There were not as many wild flowers in the meadow as I expected. After following the trail up to a gully it became very difficult to follow. Many false trails forking off the one going up the main drainage. Took one false trail to the left which lead to some bushwacking. Go right and the trail switches back to the left. Somehow found the trail again for only for a short distance. It was a lot like a game trail appearing and dissaparing. Just kept following the ridge up to a minor peak we climbed with snowshoes last winder. Great canyon views at the top.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

If you want early morning solitude then this is a great choice. We started at first light and hiked to Greens Basin watching the suns first light on the peaks to the north. We continued on an additional 2 miles somewhere near a possible trail but because we were on snowshoe were only following others tracks. Came withing 200 ft of a small summit before we had to turn back. Really want to see Greens Meadow in the summer.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

This is a great short trail to a beautiful meadow. I completed the hike on a rainy morning and will most definitely repeat this hike with my family.

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