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Mormon Pioneer Trail - East Canyon drainage

"Mormon Pioneer Trail" painting by Steve Baker.

 

This National Historic Trail takes you along a small drainage creek through pines, aspen and a variety of wildflowers. The creek crosses the trail many times as you accent a gentle slope. Children, as well as the family dog will enjoy this easy hike. After 1 1/2 hour into your hike, you'll reach the first of many beaver ponds along the trail. Have lunch at the ponds, look for beavers and enjoy this beautiful area.

Getting there: On Interstate 80, take the Jeremy Ranch turnoff. Drive 5.1 miles past the Jeremy Ranch Clubhouse on the well-maintained Summit County gravel road. The Mormon Flats trailhead is marked and the footbridge leads the way to your adventure.

 

-- Text and graphic by Steve Baker (baker@sltrib.com)

Region: Northeast Utah/ Uintas

Destination: To beaver ponds

Distance: 4 miles

Time: 2 1/2 hours

Elevation Gain: 388 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Biking: Yes

Difficulty: 1
 

 

First published 2005-09-08