Trail Details

Upper Bells Canyon Reservoir from Bells Canyon North TH<br />via Bells Canyon Falls

Upper Bells Canyon Reservoir from Bells Canyon North TH
via Bells Canyon Falls

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.5 to 10.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4160 feet
 Main Aspect: West
 Climb Rate: 967 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 18%
Notes: The trail is steep and rough most of the way to the reservoir. The trail forks in several places, to go to falls. 8
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Bells Canyon North TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5240 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Area: Salt Lake Valley
Area Location: Various locations on East Bench in Salt Lake
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There are two trailheads for Bells Canyon. If you can not find parking at one, try the other. The north TH is on the south side of the road around 3400 Little Cottonwood Rd.


Waypoint 1
Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir
 Elevation: 5575  Feature: Lake
Notes: The Lower Bells reservoir is a good hike to find out how in shape you are for the season. It is a very small lake that can be approached from 2 trailheads.
Waypoint 2
Bells Canyon Falls
 Elevation: 6680  Feature: Falls
Notes: The falls are impressive most of the year, but especially during the spring runoff. It freezes over in the winter.


Destination
Upper Bells Canyon Reservoir
 Elevation: 9400  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is part of the Salt Lake watershed, meaning no dogs allowed. The service road used to build the reservoir is long gone.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.539635    Longitude: -111.748649 

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