Trail Details

Salt Lake Overlook from Desolation Trailhead

Salt Lake Overlook from Desolation Trailhead

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1215 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 506 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 10%
Notes: The Desolation Trail is anything but desolate. This is a beautiful trail, and a fun hike. 2
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





Trailhead
Desolation TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5750 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 2.5 miles
Area: Mill Creek Canyon
Area Location: East on 3800 S in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: $3
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Thayne Canyon is three miles up Mill Creek Canyon, directly south of Church Fork. The Thayne Canyon and Desolation Trails both start here. They divide after a hundred yards. For Desolation, go west (right).



Destination
Salt Lake Overlook
 Elevation: 6965  Feature: Ridge
Notes: It is fun coming over that last hill and seeing the Salt Lake Valley. The big canyon below you is Green Canyon, a split from Mill Creek Canyon.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.688894    Longitude: -111.742687 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune
Winter Showshoeing  HikingSaltLake
 Salt Lake Tribune
 SnowshoeUtah


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