Welcome to our summer hiking season!

LOFTY LAKE LOOP is a featured hike in the Uintas which means you may not be back in the Salt Lake valley before 3 PM. Depending on several factors you may be back earlier but give yourself extra time to stop by Mirror Lake or Upper Provo Falls if you like.


08/12/2017
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

6200 South UTA Park n Ride
6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

This is a free event!
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Learn more about the UINTAS and why they are so spectacular to hike in!!
Bring plenty of water, a sack lunch and a jacket since all elevations are above 10,000 feet.

It takes 90 minutes to get there but you will not be disappointed!! The Uintas are incredible. It's always wise to hike with other people who know the trails when hiking in the Uintas. This is one of my favorite trails and I've done it several times.

Disclaimer:

This hike is subject to change without notice due to conditions beyond our control (i.e. weather, road, trail or canyon conditions).
As a worse case, changes will be made at our meeting place prior to leaving for the hike. It doesn't happen very often but contact me to confirm where we are going ONLY IF you plan to meet us anywhere other than our regular 6200 South meeting place.

Equipment or Gear

Water - 1 liter (1 quart) per hour of hiking is recommended, even in the winter
A healthy snack (granola bar, trail mix, etc.)

Sack Lunch for this day.

Money for entrance fees

National Park Pass

Sun protection i.e. hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm

Light jacket for wind protection and cooler mountain temperatures
First Aid Kit (small kit with supplies i.e. bandaids, etc.)
Cell phone - which may be spotty in the canyons
Camera - optional
Flashlight - be prepared even though most of our hikes are during the day
Small rain poncho
My contact information in your phone. Sheryl: 801-278-5313

Location

6200 South UTA Park n Ride

6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

Timeline

7:30 AM
Start gathering

Hikers are given a 30 minute window to arrive. Step out of your car and join us for a short pre-hike meeting as we greet everyone, introduce new hikers, go over final instructions, address any concerns, arrange carpools, and announce upcoming events. 

8:00 AM
Drive to trailhead

Hikers are encouraged to gather at our meeting place, not the trailhead in case there is a change of plans at the last minute.  If you need to meet us at the trailhead, text me by 8 AM so you'll be informed if there is a change.  

9:30 AM
Arrive at trailhead and begin hiking

On this outing it will take 90 minutes to get there. There is a bathroom at the trailhead.  A national park pass hanging in your car is required for this area or plan to pay $6/vehicle. 

We'll stop and have lunch at one of the lakes. 

We'll make sure everyone stays together.  This is a moderate hike.  Beginner hikers may not enjoy the pace we are moving at.  

1:30 PM
Back to the trailhead

Everyone should be off the trail by 1:30 PM. 

3:00 PM
Back in the Salt Lake valley

Be back in the Salt Lake valley.  If there is time it will be fun to stop at the Upper Provo River Falls and also Mirror Lake for a few minutes. 

If you are new to the Uintas and you are a beginner hiker, there are plenty of great places to go with plenty of people nearby.  Walking around Mirror Lake area is a treat along with other fun places.

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Let us know if you'll be coming. It isn't necessary, but it always helps us know how many to expect.