Hiking Alaska Basin in Wyoming is a popular destination for backpackers and runners, as it passes alpine meadows, streams, rocky mountains, and is filled with wildflowers. About Alaska Basin is in the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness and is home to the Teton Shelf,
Medicine Bow Peak (12,018 ft) is the highest peak in the Snowy Range in the Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming. About Medicine Bow Peak is also the highest point in southern Wyoming. It is about 35 miles west of Laramie, WY, and
Dog Lake in Millcreek Canyon is a popular trail for dog owners during the summer months, when the upper Millcreek Road is open, and the heat in the SLC valley is unbearable. Though you can access Dog Lake year round via the Mill D North Fork Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon, dogs are not allowed to take that trail due to watershed rules.
Santaquin Peak & Loafer Mountain are the peaks above, well, Santaquin, Utah and are in between the famous Mt. Nebo (tallest peak in the Wasatch) and Spanish Fork Peak.
Mt. Nebo (11,929 ft) is the highest peak in the Wasatch Mountains. and Utah County. Mt. Nebo actually has two summits, the north and south, with the North being the higher of the two.
Mt. Ogden (9,579 ft) is home to Snowbasin Ski Resort, where the 2002 Winter Olympic downhill ski races were held. This is a popular summit during the summer when hikers are able to either hike from the base of the mountain, or take the gondola up to the Needles Lodge then traverse to the peak. There are multiple ways you can summit Mt. Ogden - Snowbasin, Taylor's Canyon, Beus Canyon, or Waterfall Canyon. Rock climbing is available on the East facing slabs of Mt. Ogden.
Upper Palisades Lake is a beautiful alpine lake on the Idaho/Wyoming border that sits at an elevation of 6,700 ft. About This is an extremely popular route for backpackers, as there are two lakes - lower and upper. Many backpackers opt to
Summit Park Peak (8,618ft) is a moderate peak located in between Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah.
Black Crook Peak (91,93 ft) is the highest point in the Sheeprock Mountains of Utah, about an hour and fifteen minutes southwest of Tooele, UT.
The Best 8 Trails in Salt Lake City for Visitors are right out the backdoor, within a 30 minute drive, and range in difficulty for all levels of hikers. Whether you are visiting for a day, or a week, each of these hikes will provide amazing views of the Salt Lake Valley. I've ranked 8 hikes from easy to hard, with a mix of kid- and dog- friendly. Do you have visitors coming into town, but not sure what to recommend? Link them to this list for an easy, one page post, on some of the best local hikes. Click on the link for each hike to learn more!