Outdoor adventures are our passion and for good reason. Since February 2003, our day hikes feel more like a rich, mini, scenic vacation somewhere far from home even though they are just moments away from our meeting place. During the fall season, these hikes center around the spectacular fall colors and help us transition into the winter season.

Our mini vacations into the wilderness result in much healthier, happier, and more productive living, in all aspects of our lives! There is increased physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and even financial health and wellness that come from such a simple activity. Within a few hours of hiking in Utah we feel more relaxed, motivated, satisfied, inspired, edified, energized and a lot less stressed!

All trails are subject to change due to weather/road/trail conditions.

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

No dogs allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. Find us on the south end of the parking lot. Questions? Call/text 801-278-5313

This is a free event!

Micro Spikes or something similar are now required on all of our hikes. That's how critical they are to your safety. The snow is here and we are so excited for a lot of winter hiking and snowshoeing outings!

Micro Spikes have allowed us to hike safely and comfortably on ice and snow-pack trails for 15 years. We've tried a variety of devices for traction on ice and snow and Micro Spikes definitely are our favorite! From now until potentially May or June, we'll wear Micro Spikes on most hikes. For deeper fresh powder we'll use snowshoes, however, in past years Micro Spikes were used at least 75% of the time. When we do snowshoe, I have 15 pair of MSR Snowshoes that I rent for $10/outing.

Micro Spikes are easy to put on over your hiking shoe/boot and are light weight to carry in a backpack. Micro Spikes are available from me for $50, reg. $70. If I have extra, I rent each pair for $10/outing.

Contact me soon and thanks for hiking with us and staying safe during the winter months!

Kahtoola Micro spikes


  • 8 AM - Start gathering, greet hikers, arrange carpools as needed, final instructions
  • 8:15 AM - Drive to the trailhead (15 - 30 minute drive time unless otherwise stated)
  • 8:30 AM - Start hiking
  • 11 AM - Off the trail (some may enjoy a shorter or longer hike)

Those who are new to hiking are invited to join us for a very short hike lasting only 30 - 60 minutes.

This outing is part of a series of hikes offered weekly, year-round, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Regardless of your hiking abilities, join us in our beautiful outdoor playground known as the Wasatch Mountains and beyond. We hike a new trail often and the caliber of people who attend makes every outing exciting. Each hike may vary in trails, canyons, and terrain, but they are all generally similar in nature.

In addition to local hikes, you are invited to join all of our adventure trips.

Learn more about OUR HIKING GROUP:


Learn more about OUR LOCAL HIKES:


Equipment or Gear
  • Water - 2 liters is generally plenty for our outings, however, 1 liter or 1 quart per hour of hiking is recommended
  • Snack i.e. granola bar, trail mix, nuts
  • Sun protection i.e. sunscreen, lip balm
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light jacket
  • First Aid Kit - (Optional) (basic supplies i.e. bandaids, aspirin, Neosporin, moist towelettes, etc.) 
  • Cell phone - service may be spotty in the canyons
  • Camera
  • Flashlight - Most of our hikes are in the morning but it is always a good item to have.

For help finding quality hiking clothing and gear on a shoestring budget: 

Contact The Gear Room, tell them Sheryl sent you. They are a quality consignment shop for outdoor sports. (801) 448-3037.
I can also give you advice and tips on gear and clothing.

When carpooling ask for your driver’s cell phone # in case you get separated.
Give your driver a few dollars for gas.
Add my contact info to your phone as well. Sheryl: 801-278-5313


6200 South UTA Park n Ride

6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

No dogs allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. Find us on the south end of the parking lot. Questions? Call/text 801-278-5313


Related Links


Let us know if you'll be coming. It isn't necessary, but it helps us to plan.