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The Sheep Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

The Sheep Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,611 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

We accessed this trail from UT65 at a reservoir service entrance next to Camp Grant monument . There are several no trespassing signs but we ignored them. Following this service road for around half a mile until trail turns right and becomes a double dirt track. From this point it’s uphill most of the way with no switchbacks for around 2 miles . It’s pretty exposed here so challenging in the heat. Nice views of surrounding hills and lovely meadows type vegetation . This double track continues until a large open meadow where several tracks seem to meet.. we took sharp right at this point to pick up the Alexander Creek trail which leads back to UT 65 . The return single track trail is very easy and a welcome relief from undulations of the Sheep Trail . Adding the Alexander Creek to Sheep trail makes this a satisfying loop. We saw a moose on the trail plus there’s an old trolley bus in the vegetation at the side of Alexander Creek trail which is fascinating. Route was just under 5 miles in total .

hiking
Saturday, December 16, 2017

The trailhead is gated and has no trespassing and video surveillance signs so we went back to the East Canyon Trailhead and accessed it the from the East Canyon trail. Trail mostly follows old roads and pipelines and isn't much to look at in the Winter but would be a great snow shoeing trail with sufficient snow

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

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