Clegg Canyon Trail - Daniels Canyon

A trail marker stands in a meadow nine-tenths of a mile past the start of Clegg Canyon Trail. Range cattle populate this meadow and a second one near the trail’s end. (Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune)


The trail is lined with color-changing aspen for fall hikes and has lots of shade for spring and summer hikes. There is significant elevation change, but it is gradual. At 0.9 miles, the trail arrives at a meadow where cattle graze. Follow the marker for trail 079 to continue northeast back into the narrow canyon. The trail will cross a stream numerous times. Be prepared to get your feet wet if you’re hiking in the spring or summer. At 3.7 miles, there is a second meadow. Another marker for trail 079 is on your left and takes you to the northwest and into a sparser forest of aspens. The trail ends at Forest Service Road 094. From there you will have a good view of distant mountains, including Bald Knoll.

Getting there: Directions • From Heber, drive nine miles southeast on U.S. Highway 40. Clegg Canyon is on the east side of the road. You cannot see signage from the highway, but the canyon sits immediately between two other marked canyons: Dry Canyon to the north and Center Canyon to the south. When you pull into the dirt parking area, walk a few feet up the trail and look for a sign verifying you are in Clegg Canyon.


-- Nate Carlisle


Destination: Forest Service Road 094

Distance: 8.5 miles

Time: 5 hours

Elevation Gain: 3,218 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: No

Biking: N/A

Difficulty: 3


First published 2010-09-26