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Red Butte Canyon Trails is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 1,666 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Over grown

Rocky

No shade

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Reviews (204)
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Recordings (201)
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pooya E
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HikingGreat!No shade
Caroline Kiley
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RunningOff trailRockyScramble

I set out to do Red Butte Loop but went far off the map . Super fun adventure show ever here for war so shall look at the elevation lines before I decide on my “detour” ! The peak of this trail run turned bouldering scramble was pretty sketchy - as in dangerous and foolish alone but SO FUN!!!!

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Morgan Zack
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RunningFeeNo shadeRocky

Solid trail for being so close to town. Beautiful city views from the top (as well the Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Front) but it definitely didn’t feel like I was still in the city, especially with how lush the canyon is right now. It’s a challenging trail, I had to check myself a few times coming down. With the loose rock I would say it’s about 90% runnable. The only downside for me was the lack of trail signage. Week day Parking was $2/hr without the U pass.

Alia Richards
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Aaron Schinke
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Good work out with decent views.

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Bill Feng
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Wolf Hansen
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HikingMuddy

Gets very muddy late winter into spring! But it is a beautiful city bench hike.

Alexandra Cornell
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Alexandra Cornell
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Anthony Borowski
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Fun trail! Some packed areas got icy but nothing too serious. We cut back down the canyon halfway at the service road.

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Judy Stott
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Hiking

Great family hiking area. Not hard at all and it has some amazing views of the salt lake valley. Great trail for kids. Plenty of benches to stop and take a rest on while enjoying the views.

Marieka Jackson
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HikingRocky

A lot of unofficial trails created by deer, mountain bikes, and other hikers taking the wrong paths. Main trail has a lot of loose rocks and pretty steep in a lot of places. City inversion made uphill kick my ass, lungs, and nasal passages. Decent view of smaller mountains, then SLC in one direction.

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Jyl Sorenson
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Mountain bikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

This is not a mtn bike trail in my opinion. It was super steep, way narrow with over growth and lots of loose rocks. Also, many steep steps going up and down. Would have been a good hike...in fact, I did hike half the time pushing my bike up every hill.

Cole Trier
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HikingRocky

Solid workout if you want to run some hills or do some mountain biking, but trail's not that interesting, in general. In good condition, with lots of offshoot trails connecting, and only moderate difficulty other than one 200 yard patch.

Mike Anderson
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Hiking

Great trail for being right in the city. Went off this trail and went straight up the ridge... tough climb for the first bit. Nice views of the city at the top

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Nice Loop good climb

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