Trail Details

Dry Lake from Willow Heights TH<br />via Willow Lake

Dry Lake from Willow Heights TH
via Willow Lake

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 1.5 to 2.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 2.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1030 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 792 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: Follow the Willow Lake trail to the northeast corner of the lake. Just a bit further up the canyon, the trail turns to the north, up a little ravine. Follow that up to Dry Lake. 6
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos





Trailhead
Willow Heights TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7820 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 11.5 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The trailhead is on the north side of the road. Look for a large rock with a plaque on it. There is not much parking.


Waypoint 1
Willow Lake
 Elevation: 8480  AKA: Willow Heights
 Feature: Lake
Notes: Willow Heights is a basin with Willow Lake and gentle terrain. A great hike for the family, or snow shoe in the winter. Follow the trail northeast from the lake to find the secluded Dry Lake.


Destination
Dry Lake
 Elevation: 8850  AKA: Willow Heights
 Feature: Lake
Notes: If you get to Willow Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and feel like you need to go a bit further, head north east to Dry Lake. It was not dry when I was there, and the solitude is worth it.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.641774    Longitude: -111.591909 

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