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Short Stansbury Island hike

 

Starting on the southeast side of the island, follow the wide, white sandy trail north above a dry gully. The grassy hills are littered with rocks. The trail curves left and goes through the gully before continuing north up the canyon. After a mile, the trail splits to the left and right. Follow it right. The trail flattens a little and winds east. There is not a lot of shade. There are great views of the Great Salt Lake. The trail eventually peters out behind an outcropping of white boulders. Be wary of steep drop-offs. There is also a flat grassy area to eat lunch. Return along the same trail. -Jason Bergreen

Getting there: From Interstate 80 in Tooele County, take Grantsville exit 84. Go left at the sign for Stansbury Island and cross the train tracks twice. Follow the unpaved road north for just over two miles and then hang a right on the dirt road. There are many ways to get to the trail from here. If you reach the yellow fence, about a half mile away, turn left and head over the canal. Make a right and head slightly east for about a mile. Then make two lefts and a quick right and you should see the trail sign.

 

-- Nate Carlisle

Region: Davis County

Destination: Overlook

Distance: 3.4 miles

Time: 2 hours

Elevation Gain: 638 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: No

Biking: Yes

Difficulty: 3
 

 

First published 2009-05-29