DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful Autumn loop. From Silver Lake, take the trail up to Twin Lakes Reservoir and go to the south side of the lake. Look for a small hiking trail on the south side of the dam. This will take you to the north side of Lake Mary. Hike down to a miner's cabin and follow the Lake Mary trail down to the Brighton parking lot. MILEAGE: 3.5 miles ELEVATION GAIN: 1200' HIKE TIME: Allow 3 hours
TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR
WATERSHED: No dogs allowed and no swimming.
DIRECTIONS: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton and park at Silver Lake.
DESCRIPTION: Take a hike on the Desolation trail.At the fork, take the trail to the right and not the Thaynes Canyon trail. You'll enjoy switchbacks, lush forest and views of Millcreek Canyon.
KIDS enjoy this hike, but must be watched. RATINGS: Moderate MILEAGE: 2 miles to the overlook ELEVATION GAIN: 1250' HIKE TIME: 2 to 3 hours RESTROOM at trailhead. DOGS are welcome. FEE: Millcreek Canyon fee $3 per vehicle, seniors $2
DIRECTIONS: Enter Millcreek Canyon at 3800 South, Wasatch Blvd. SLC, UT
DESCRIPTION: Look for the gated road below parking lot H. You'll find the Maples Trailhead sign. Take the old road down the hill. When you come upon a trail junction, do not take the Art Nord trail down. At the end of the road, you'll see a trail sign for Ogden Canyon Overlook by a picnic table. This is a great place for a break. The singletrack trail winds through a forest up the ridge to the saddle. Make sure you stay on the main trail, if you want to reach Coldwater Overlook. The trail is closed when wet. RESTROOMS: Available in the Lodge and Gift shop.
ELEVATION GAIN: 810'
MILEAGE: 2.5 miles to Coldwater Overlook.
HIKE TIME: 3 hours
ON THE RIDGE
TRAILHEAD: Maples Trailhead
DRIVE TIME: 1 hour to Snowbasin from Salt Lake City.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-15 northbound, after passing the Lagoon exit, take US 89 north, then I-84 east, take Mountain Green exit, and follow signs up the hill to Snowbasin.