SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The weather is warming up and Utah has finally decided to accept its time for summer.
Utahns have been cooped up inside for what feels like years. The rain has been overwhelming but has blessed our state with water making it green and alive.
What a better way to take advantage of these few weeks before it gets too warm than a hike?
Utah is known for its adventurous outdoors and beautiful views. Here is a list of some favorite hikes around Salt Lake City:
Donut Falls-Almost every Utah teen is familiar with this all-time favorite hike. Its an easy, shaded hike with beautiful views that will remind you of your youth.
Ensign Peak– Ensign Peak overlook is an 0.8-mile trail near Salt Lake City. This well-maintained trail is the perfect start for any beginner.
Mount Olympus Trail– The Mount Olympus trail is for the more advanced hiker. The 9,026 steep peak gains 4,000+ feet over the 3.75 miles but hikers say every step is worth the view.
Grandeur Peak– The 8,299-foot summit is steep but favored. Hikers say they fell it’s one of Utah’s quicker mountains to summit with a view at the top that overlooks its mountain neighbors.
Lake Mary– The Lake Mary trail is a 2.6 mile out and back local favorite. We hear it’s the perfect sunset hike after a long day.
Silver Lake Loop Trail-This boarded path is perfect for nature walks and bird watching. This lake view loop is stroller and kid-friendly. If you just want the view and not so much the activity, it’s the perfect place for a sunny picnic.
Lake Blanche Trailhead–A classic hike you’ll find at the base of the famous “s-curve” up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Hikers say the open area can get hot and recommend hiking early in the morning.
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