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Holbrook Canyon Trail - Davis County

Water rushes alongside the shady trail.

 

From the parking area, look for the trailhead, which is flanked by a sitting bench. Head down toward the creek and follow the trail along the north side into the Sessions Mountains. At 1/2 mile you come to the first of many creek crossings. Some of the crossings have footbridges, but most require a bit of rock hopping and log balancing on the way to the other side. Wading is also an option if the water is low. In the spring, yellow glacier lilies bloom under the scrub oaks. Most of the trail is shaded. Occasionally, it veers away from the creek and tree-cover, allowing a peek at the canyon. Rushing water and striking rock formations make for a delightful outing. In early spring, however, snowpack forced me to turn around before reaching the farthest point on the trail.

Getting there: From Interstate 15, take the 400 North exit. Go east where the road leads into South Bountiful Boulevard. The trailhead is just south of the Bountiful Temple, on the east side of the road.

 

-- Steve Baker/The Salt Lake Tribune

Region: Northern Utah

Destination: Trail views

Distance: 4 miles

Time: About 3 hours

Elevation Gain: 1,090 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Biking: N/A

GPS Location: 40.881612, -111.8532701

Difficulty: 3
 

 

First published 2007-04-19