Middle Canyon Road Drive

EASY 13 reviews

Middle Canyon Road Drive is a 13.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Snyder, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.2 miles
2267 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


This road is one of the few routes into the Oquirrh Mountains, and is a niceautumn drive. The side trip up to the Kennecott Overlook is highly recommended- go north one 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.

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

Sunday, December 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.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

beautiful scenery

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

off road driving
Wednesday, February 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
Monday, June 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.

off road driving
Saturday, October 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.

Monday, July 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.

off road driving
Saturday, March 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.

off road driving
4 days ago

off road driving
7 months ago

Thursday, April 13, 2017