Cool breeze, great friends, and a wonderful hike with Jesus!
Fresh air, wildflowers, birds singing, and the smell of fir trees.
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful, short hike up to one of Brighton's reservoirs. You'll see great view of Silver Lake on the way up.
RATINGS: Newbies, great for kids and beginners. Some sections have loose rock, and may be challenging for those who have trouble walking.
MILEAGE: 1 mile to the lake, 800' elevation gain.
HIKE TIME: 45 minutes up; 30 minutes down. Allow several hours for fun.
WATERSHED: Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed area. To protect our drinking water, no dogs are allowed in the canyon. No washing, no wading and no swimming are allowed.
TRAILHEAD: Behind Solitude Nordic Center at Silver Lake.
DIRECTIONS: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton. The canyon begins at Fort Union Blvd & Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT.
RESTROOMS are available at Silver Lake.
GEAR: Pack out all trash! Bring water, jacket, energy food, hiking pole, and camera.