Explore the most popular camping trails in Utah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
11 hours ago

Bring a change of socks if you don't want squish foot. This is worth the climb.

This trail is absolutely gorgeous. The changing leaves are beautiful right now and the lake is beautiful. We accidentally found ourselves between a Bull moose and cow moose. The cow moose was only about 10 feet away from us so it took us an extra 20 minutes to get down since we decided to backtrack a bit to be safe and wait for the moose to move. I've seen a lot of moose up here. They are such neat animals. Just be careful!

Wonderful hike. A little technical in some places.

on Lake Blanche Trail

17 hours ago

Great hike with beautiful scenery at the lake.

The elevation was not that severe, I would say it is an easy hike manageable in 1.5h, views are worth it

Challenging trail climb for any serious trail runner. Compared to other trails the only steep sections are on the Saddle. First 6.5 miles of climbing are gradual ascents with some descents and flat terrains in the meadow to regain your pace. However, the hidden rocks as tree stumps from start to finish and the completely all rock portions make this a difficult and treacherous attempt for any serious trails runners legs from avoiding any injuries. Unless- your well trained the return trip down the mountain will break your knees and sting your quads muscles. Nonetheless- a grand epic experience one must not leave out!

Such a nice hike up with the dogs and family! Such a beautiful hike and love the creek for the dogs!

started in dry canyon. after 3 miles the trail comes to a T, left takes you up the south west side the mountain. i found this out after I went up, because I went right first and ended up at a 2 track which probably would have taken me to the peak but I didnt. so go left at the fork. signage is very poor but the views are incredible once you get out of the canyon.

Overall a very nice trail. I would say a moderate effort to the top as it is all uphill but nothing too bad. The lakes and mountains at the trail end are fantastic!

Definitely a real hike but worth the work. All uphill on the way out but the downhill on the way back is a treat!

Scenery and setting are truly spectacular. Really a photogenic place. But you’ve gotta embrace the poop smeared toilet paper fluttering in the wind, fire rings...everywhere, footpaths through delicate alpine meadows...and dogs barking at sunrise. Pristine? Not so much. Leave no trace? What’s that?

backpacking
1 day ago

The hike itself is tough. We left the parking lot at 6 am and we’re glad we got an early start as the trail got pretty busy as we were coming back down later in the morning. We got to the lake just before the sun started to hit Sundial Peak. The view of the peak lit up by the sun was incredible! Well worth the sore legs.

A steep trail, but not nearly as steep as reviews made it sound. Awesome trail! The trees are stunning right now.

off road driving
1 day ago

I took a stock 1996 Ford Explorer with decent A/T tires up there, the fall shift is just starting, and you're completely surrounded by greens, oranges, yellows, & reds the entire way up, patience is important and sometimes you're choosing lines through some fairly rocky terrain, but if you have functioning 4x4 and a day to spend away from the city, this trail is an awesome choice.

Dead Horse should be a stop for everyone!

Found a geocache right at the point where the trail starts to go uphill more steeply. Utah has some cool looking rocks! The grotto was worth the narrow path, which was slippery dirt at some points where someone had even left a rope for people to grab onto during the most tricky part. If you wear the right shoes (which I didn’t) this hike shouldn’t be difficult at all for an adult. It almost seems like the path was a game trail originally.

Nice forested trail with steady, moderate incline from Salt Creek up to the Nebo Loop road. Several stream crossings although they were dry in Sept. Very pretty fall hike.

hiking
1 day ago

amazing trail if you need something to kick your butt. the first little section is a bit awful just because of the dust and switchbacks but once you're past those, it's all beautiful and shady! dogs are free to roam off the leash and mine loves all the water along the way.

Incredible! Somewhat deceptively long going up trail#043 as you have great views of the summit essentially the whole hike. trail is well maintained and easy to follow with plenty of switch backs and decent grade (until summit push). Next time I will bring my Australian Shepard.
I did a variation of the loop and well worth it! I came off the south side of Box Elder and used a game trail to summit the no name peak just to the south.... & was awesome! Particularly because I spooked a family of ~15 Mountain Goats (no joke.... 15!) I then dropped off the no name peak to the trail #044 you could actually see below (from summit of the no name peak) but be warned this way is very STEEP route finding with some sketchy parts but once on #044 was “smooth” sailing and is a cruiser of a trail

hiking
2 days ago

Very nice hike!

I wouldn’t call this an easy!!! It’s steep the first half mile. Initially brought my 70 year old mom and older sister who were visiting from out of state because it was rated as easy. They wanted a pretty hike. We had to leave, it was way too strenuous for them. So I came back another day. It is busy and lots of families with young kids. It’s a narrow trail in many places and kinda challenging (annoying) when toddlers are blocking the path picking up rocks and parents are just allowing them to block people! The good thing is no dogs are allowed so you don’t have to smell dog urine or worry about stepping in dog feces! Took me about 20-25 minutes to reach the reservoir, with a few stops to catch my breath. The sound of the water in the creek was awesome!

Just did an overnight backpack trip at red pine, and summited pfeifferhorn at sunrise the next morning. Definitely a challenging one, but It is gorgeous right now. Highly recommend. Also, if you happen to see my grey, kids, RVCA hat the fell off my pack on the hike, I'd love you forever for getting it back to me!

Great time of year to hike (late September), some shade, autumn colors, cooler temps.

Don't go. Gross, tons of people who bring their kids and pets to run around and splash and scream in the water.

Much busier than any other trail I've done in the Wasatch, but gorgeous. Only problem is staying on the trail, as there are "false" tributaries all over the place. We kept losing the trail after Red Pine (Though never straying too far). The final ascent up the Pfeiff looks intimidating from afar but is easy once you're on it. The spine to get there is a little spicier, especially if you're afraid of heights, but it, too, is pretty straightforward. I never felt nervous.

A good early morning hike and one that you don’t need the shuttle. Full sun by midday. Great views at the top.

horseback riding
2 days ago

Went horseback riding on trails and gravel roads (?) in Dry Canyon area. Went up the Dry Canyon trail through the cliffs then north on the Curly Springs trail. Heavily used area. Really rocky/gravel/shale covered trails in many areas. Lots of side trails created by mountain bikers. Once out of the cliff area its mostly oak brush with nice views into valley and up canyon towards Mt Timpanogos but I never quite feel like I've left the urban area. Limited shade w/85% exposure to sun. Ok trails if you're looking for a quick get away but nothing worth making a long trip to get here. Typical of Wasatch front foothills scenery.

on Red Pine Lake Trail

3 days ago

Beautiful scenic hike overlooking the Little Cottonwood Canyon, yellow aspens were vibrant. A consistent uphill not any switchbacks that I can remember. Lots of rocks! Will hike this again

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