Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
|BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON|
MILL D SOUTH FORK
Cardiff Fork Road, 9730 East and Big Cottonwood Road
RATINGS: NEWBIES - easy terrain for beginners and kids
GEAR: Snowshoes, poles, hat, insulated gloves, snow pants, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, camera, day pack, energy snacks, wear layers of clothing.
HIKE TIME: 2 hours
MILEAGE: 1 1/2 miles
DIRECTIONS: From I-215 take the ski exit, drive up 6200 South and continue on Wasatch Blvd. Turn left to Big Cottonwood Canyon Road at Wasatch Blvd and Fort Union Blvd. Drive up to Mill D South Fork and park.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
PAUL REAM WILDERNESS PARK to VIVIAN PARK LOOP
RATINGS: Moderate ride on pavement
MILEAGE: 24 miles total
ELEVATION GAIN: 650'
BICYCLES: All bicycles
RIDE TIME: 3 1/4 hours
RESTROOMS available at parks along the trail.
GEAR: Helmet, pump, extra tube, flat repair tools, water, sunscreen, jacket, and energy snacks.
TRAILHEAD: Paul Ream Wilderness Park, Independence Ave and 500 North, Provo, Utah
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Our dirt adventure began at the Quinn's trailhead. We rode up the dirt road and went to a paved parking lot. From there we climbed the hill up to the Cammy's trail and took a break. Then we road up to the Valderoad, turned left and went down the Seventy Seven trail. We road down to the center of the valley and climbed up the ridge. Turning left, we went up Rad Ridge to the Cammy's trail. We rode to the Valderoad, turning right and coasting back to the Round Valley ball park. Then back up the Rail Trail.
RATINGS: Moderate technical
MILEAGE: 13 miles
TIME: 3 hours
RESTROOM available at the Ball Park during the warm seasons.
GEAR: Helmet, water, pump, flat repair kit, first aid, and energy snacks.
Monday, September 19, 2011
|Upper Red Pine|
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
- VISITOR CENTER: This is a good place to begin your tour. Restrooms, souvenirs, movies, and museum.Enjoy God's scenic wonders! This is a great way to see the park! After the Visitor Center, drive to Rainbow Point and take the hike to the overlooks. Then drive down the road and stop at the overlooks. Make sure you don't drive too fast to stop. At Fairview Point, we saw a raven. God blessed us with a wonderful day!
|Queen's Garden Trail|
Begin your hike at Sunrise and hike down Queen's Garden. Don't take the horse trail at the junction. At the bottom, take the side trail to the Queen's garden. This is a great place to take a break.
Then hike toward the Navajo Loop. From there take the Peek-a-boo trail. Clockwise is the easiest way to go around.
Then go up Wall Street to Sunset Point. At the top you can either shuttle back to Sunrise Point or walk the rim trail.
KIDS: Older children can make this hike.
NO DOGS allowed into the inner canyon; only on the upper rim trails.
Monday, July 25, 2011
HIKE AROUND THE RESERVOIR
HIKE TIME: 2 1/2 hours
Sunday, July 24, 2011
- DESCRIPTION: The trail begins at the large parking lot at the Brighton Ski Resort, up Big Cottonwood Canyon, by the dirt road by the lodge. Follow the gravel path up to the trailhead. The Catherine Pass trail takes you to Lake Mary, Martha and Catherine.
- MILEAGE: 2 miles from the parking lot to Catherine Lake.
- ELEVATION GAIN: 1100'
- RATINGS: Newbies to Lake Mary; Moderate to Catherine.
- KID FRIENDLY
- RESTROOMS at the Silver Lake area in Brighton.
- WATERSHED: No dogs allowed! No swimming! No wading in streams!
- HIKE TIME: Allow 3 to 4 hours to relax by lakes.
- GEAR: Water, sunscreen, hat, hiking pole, camera, and snacks.
- DIRECTIONS: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton, from Wasatch Blvd; and Fort Union Blvd; in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
- DESCRIPTION: A great hike for kids and beginners. We went up the Twin Lakes Trail from Silver Lake, and came down the ski road to the big Brighton parking lot.
- RATINGS: NEWBIES
- MILEAGE: Loop is 2.25 miles
- ELEVATION GAIN: 745'
- HIKE TIME: Allow 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the lake.
- KID FRIENDLY
- NO DOGS ~ Big Cottonwood is a protected watershed area. Also, no swimming in lakes or wading in streams.
- GEAR: Hiking poles, sunscreen, water, hat, camera, sack lunch, first aid, Bible and bug spray.
- DIRECTIONS: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Silver Lake parking, (Solitude Nordic Center), Brighton, Utah.
- Big Cottonwood begins at Wasatch Blvd. and Fort Union Blvd. in Salt Lake.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Benefit Ride for Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Chaplains, serving in Salt Lake County jails.
Wonderful Park City Ride on paved parkway trails, around a farm, meadows, woods, over bridges, under a tunnel and circling a park.
- REGISTRATION: $30 included a t shirt, and lunch.
- RATINGS: NEWBIES to MODERATE
- All level of bicycle riders enjoyed this ride.
- MILEAGE: 3 miles to 12 miles, depending on how far you rode.
- RESTROOMS: At the church and parks.
- BBQ LUNCH after the ride. And prizes too!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
GRAND TETON PARKWAY
Park at the Moose Visitor Center. Begin the ride by crossing the street and riding toward Jenny Lake. Make sure you bring a bike lock.
- RATINGS: Moderate ride on paved parkway trail
- MILEAGE: 7.5 miles each way
- RIDE TIME: 45 minutes each way.
- RESTROOMS: At Visitor Center, parking trailheads and Jenny Lake.
- FEE: $12 per biker or a National Park Pass
- GEAR: Bicycle gear, sunscreen, helmet, pump, water, snacks, etc.
Enjoy a scenic round trip boat ride across the Lake. They even sell Jenny Lake water bottles, full of water. Roundtrip fee for adults is $10. Also, at the boat dock you can rent canoes and kayaks.
HIDDEN FALLS HIKE
Scenic hike up to a roaring falls.
- MILEAGE: 1/2 mile to falls from boat dock.
- RATINGS: NEWBIES
- NO RESTROOMS on this side of the lake.
- GEAR: Sack lunch, camera, bug spray, water, etc.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
SUNDANCE MANDAN SHORT LOOP
Stewart Falls trail from Sundance is closed due snow at the base of the falls, and the dangerous conditions. The forested trail, has many scenic overlooks. Returning to the chair lift, we enjoyed gliding down the mountain.
- RATINGS: Newbies
- MILEAGE: 1 mile
- LIFT FEE: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $9 kids.
- KID FRIENDLY
- HIKE TIME: 40 minutes
- RESTROOMS at the Lift House & main building
- NO DOGS allowed on the chairlift.
- PARKING is limited at Sundance, please carpool.
ASPEN GROVE to STEWART FALLS
What a great day to be outdoors with Jesus! We saw lots of children hiking on the trail today. It was fun climbing over fallen logs and walking on snow. The falls was exploding with all the Spring runoff.
- RATINGS: Moderate
- MILEAGE: 1.75 miles each way
- HIKE TIME: 2 1/2 hours
- KID FRIENDLY ~ Steep exposure by the falls.
- DOGS are allowed on this trail.
- FEE: Alpine Loop Fee: (3 day pass $6) or use your National Park Pass with a mirror hanger.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
- DESCRIPTION: We started at the Rail Trail parking in park city, parking lot G. We rode to Quinns trailhead, and up the back side of the Round Valley area. We climbed to the top of the hill and rode down to the ball park and returned to our vehicles.
- RATINGS: Moderate technical
- MILEAGE: 11 miles
- RESTROOMS: Available at the ball park.
- GEAR: Water, energy snacks, helmet, pump, extra tube, and flat repair tools. BIKE TIME: 2 1/2 hours (stop & go)
- DIRECTIONS: From SLC take I-80 up Parley's Canyon, exit and turn right at Kimball Junction driving toward Park City, hang a left on Kearns Blvd, then turn right on Bonanza Blvd, make an immediate left on Prospector Ave, drive past the strip mall and park in lot G, by the Rail Trail sign.
PARKCITY.ORG: Trails and maps!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
- DESCRIPTION: The parkway is a paved trail, beside the Jordan River. There are bridges, boardwalks, underpasses, parks, and sections with multiple trails. There's even benches to sit on.
- TRAILHEAD: Winchester Park, Winchester St. (6670 S.) and Murray Bluffs Road (1200 West), Murray Utah.
- RESTROOMS available at the parks.
- RATINGS: NEWBIES
- MILEAGE: 11.3 miles total
- RIDE TIME: 1 1/2 hours
- GEAR: Helmet, water, pump, bike tools, camera, and snacks.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
- DESCRIPTION: Go up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail, turn left, this will take you around the scenic way. We stopped at a spring, then hiked up to an overlook. Then we entered into Waterfall Canyon. A hiking pole will help you through some of the rocky areas. You'll enjoy hiking by a stream.
- RATINGS: MODERATE
- MILEAGE: 2 miles up the long way, 1.4 miles down the short trail.
- ELEVATION GAIN: 900'
- KIDS love this hike, but must be supervised.
- HIKE TIME: Allow 4 hours to enjoy the hike and falls.
- RESTROOMS: flush restrooms at the trailhead
- DIRECTIONS: Take Harrison Blvd in Ogden, drive up 30th Street, and find your way over to 29th Street. At the foothills you'll find the trailhead parking.
- GEAR: Don't leave garbage at the falls...pack it out! Bring plenty of water, energy snacks, sack lunch, hiking pole, sunscreen, jacket, first aid, and camera.