Best backpacking trails in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Explore the most popular backpacking trails near Salt Lake City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of backpacking trails in Salt Lake City, Utah
Top trails (5)
#1 - Grandeur Peak from Mill Creek Pipeline
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 6 h 45 m
Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org Dogs are required to be leashed on even days, and off-leashed dogs are welcome on odd days.Show more
#2 - Desolation Lake Loop via Little Water Trail to Old Red Pine Road
Mount Olympus Wilderness
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org $5 for parkingShow more
#3 - Grandeur Peak Loop
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org Link up of Pipeline Trail, Grandeur Peak East Face from Church's Fork, and Grandeur Peak West Face. Can start and end at the same place, either the Parley's trail parking lot, Mill Creek lot near Rattlesnake Gulch, or Church's Fork.Show more
#4 - Scott's Bypass, Wasatch Crest and Mill D North Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.orgShow more
#5 - Mill A Gulch Trail
Twin Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
This little used trail starts at an unmarked trailhead. The first 1.25 miles is a well used trail and easy to follow. The Old Mill A Basin trail is an established but little used trail that takes you the the Mill A Basin Trail (new) where you can hike to Circle All PeakShow more