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The trail is easy to follow the entire way even though it doesn't show up on any maps except the TOPO layer. From the Big Mountain Pass trailhead it follows the Great Western for the 1st 5.8 miles then heads south and follows a ridge line towards Look-out peak. While Lookout Peak can be climbed from the north the actual trail stays well below the Peak until it joins up with the Lookout Peak trail southeast of Lookout Peak. Great view almost the entire distance because there are no trees on the ridge line.

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This is a very nice hike along the Great Western trail, easily accessible from Salt Lake City. It starts across the street from the large Big Mountain Pass parking area, surrounded by telecommunications towers. The first 0.7 miles are quite steep and then it pretty much levels off. The views are beautiful in all directions and after you climb the initial part, it is very mellow.

The track shown here is from someone who was walking along the Great Western trail and then just decided to take a sharp right turn and climb up through the grass and scrub brush to the top of Big Mountain. I walked a little bit further and hooked up with an ATV road that goes right up and over the summit. There are ATV trails all along the ridge, but I did not see anyone using them this morning. The GWT continues on quite a ways, I think eventually getting you to Grandview Peak. I have no idea where all the ATV trails go.

Best time to do this hike is the fall. Colors are impressive. Trail is mostly exposed, but not difficult. A lot of bikers on this one.

Hiked this with scouts from top to bottom with scouts a few years back. Had a car shuttle waiting at the bottom.

Loved this hike. Steep switchbacks to start off, then goes to ridge hiking which eventually leads to a couple meadows. Very relaxing and the scenery/views from top to bottom were enjoyable.

fairly easy terrain after the initial climb - follows the ridgeline & you can go up to Big Mountain summit or continue on the Great Western Trail.

Out for a day of down hill mountain biking with my buddy Ratwaffles. Neither of us are very good on a mountain bike and this trail proved it. We were presented with many trail obstacles and for the most part we over came them. This was a very fund trail to bike down and I am sure it would be just as good hiking as well. Lots of history with this trail, evidence of the past is presented at certain points along the way.

We staged our cars at the top and bottom, and did a downhill bike ride. This was my first single track, and it wasn't a good idea - there are numerous portions where the trail is washed out and you're riding on a very thin ledge, and other parts where you jump your bike over fallen logs. It requires moderate technical ability for mountain bikers, which I did not have at the time.

That being said, I loved the trail itself, and thinking this same trail that I struggled with was used by wagons and handcarts made me stop and think. There are the ruin of a fort near the bottom of the trail if you can find it - it will require some bush whacking up the hill, but it a cool little extra bit of history.

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