Welcome!

Today's hike is part of a series of day hikes offered weekly throughout the year. Each hike is designed to help you become better acquainted with many of the trails in the Wasatch Mountains! Within minutes of the Salt Lake valley you will enter another world. The fall hiking season doesn't disappoint! Discover foliage in vibrant colors of pink, green, orange, yellow, brown, red, and gold, mountain streams, waterfalls, cool air, forests, alpine lakes, stunning vistas and more! All hiking levels welcome!


09/19/2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Start gathering at 8:00. Leave for hike at 8:15. See TIMELINE below. 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!
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Near Kimball Junction off Highway 224 heading to Park City.  All day hikes finish by 12 noon unless stated otherwise. We invite you to hike for a shorter length of time, if you prefer. Many people do that in our group. A short, pre-hike meeting is held prior to leaving for every hike. We are eager to help you have a great hiking experience, whether it's your first or hundred and first time hiking with us!

Equipment or Gear

Water - 1 liter (1 quart) per hour of hiking is recommended, during any season of the year
A healthy snack (granola bar, trail mix, etc.)
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 - always 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

Start gathering at 8:00. Leave for hike at 8:15. See TIMELINE below. 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

Timeline

8:00 AM
Start gathering

There is a 15 minute window when hikers will be arriving. Join us for a short pre-hike meeting as we greet everyone, introduce any new hikers, discuss final instructions for this hike, address any concerns, arrange carpools, and announce upcoming events.

8:15 AM
Drive to trailhead

Hikers are encouraged to gather at our meeting place, not the trailhead in case we need to change the hiking location at the last minute. If you need to meet us at the trailhead, text me before 8 AM so I can inform you of any updates.  

8:45 AM
Arrive at trailhead, start hiking

The trailhead is generally within 10 - 30 minutes of our 6200 South meeting place, unless otherwise stated. There is often limited parking at the trailheads which is why we try to carpool if possible. Some trailheads have a bathroom, many do not. If you choose to do a shorter hike, let me know so I can ask other hikers since they may want to join you. Let me know at the meeting place.

12:00 PM
Off the trail

We are off the trail between 11:30 AM - 12 noon, depending on the hike. If it is an Out and Back trail, we generally turn around by 10:30 AM in order to be back to the cars in time. Come often and get to know other hikers with similar abilities.

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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.