Saturday, April 14, 2018

ENSIGN PEAK HIKE

Enjoy a short hike to several overlooks of the Salt Lake Valley, behind the Utah State Capitol.


RATINGS: NEWBIES
KID FRIENDLY
DOG are welcome on leash
MILEAGE: 1/2 mile to the peak
HIKE TIME: 1 hour


ENSIGN PEAK NATURE PARK: 165 Ensign Vista Dr. SLC
DIRECTIONS:  Google Maps: "Ensign Peak Trailhead"
















ENJOY EVERY DAY WITH JESUS!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

MOUNT VAN COTT HIKE


DESCRIPTION:  You can hike Mount Van Cott from the north side, near Dry Creek, or hike from Red Butte Canyon on the south side.   We hiked from the south to the summit.   
From Red Butte Canyon there are two trails up.   One begins at the parking area near the first gate.   The one we hiked is accessed near the top, before the second gate, on the left side of the dirt road.
Hiking up the trail, you'll cross the lower Red Butte Nature trail.   At the next trail junction,  to the left heading west is the Red Butte Skyline trail.  Take the trail to the right if you want to hike to Mount Van Cott.  
Stay on the main trail and don't take short cuts.  The trail will head west up to a ridge, where you will hike to the top.


RATINGS:  Moderate/Intermediate
DOGS friendly.
MILEAGE: 3 1/2 miles total
HIKE TIME:  3 hours 
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,300'
NO RESTROOMS are available
GEAR: Hiking poles, water, sack lunch, jacket, hat, camera, energy snacks, and whatever else you might need.


EVER DREAM OF GOING OUTDOORS WITH JESUS?