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Author: _ChrisB
Date: 14 Apr 2007 8:24:51 AM
Source: Trimble Outdoors on my phone
Activity: Hiking
State: Utah (UT)
Distance: 3.72 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 961 ft
Total Loss: 5844 ft
Net Change: -4883 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Hiking, Salt Lake City, Utah
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

TRAX, SLC's lightrail system has made it possible for visitors to Salt Lake's big convention industry to head to the hillls. Simply catch a ride at the Main street and 400 South station, and in 10 minutes you can leave the city behind. SLC's Foothills offer endless biking, trail-running and hiking just seconds away from busy office parks and hospitals. To Trailhead Take the 400S TRAX to the last stop at the UMED Center, and after a quick walk to the hillls you'll wonder why you ever settled for stuffy General Session meetings in the Salt Palace.

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Points of Interest

Bonneville at Red Butte Garden

Location: 40.764336, -111.824043 Altitude: 1520
Trail meets back up with Bonneville Shoreline Trail at the Red Butte Garden Parking Area. These Gardens Feature Water Conservation Gardening at its best. Procede R to complete loop, or L for longer Journey.

Bonneville Shorline Trail

Location: 40.769356, -111.829819 Altitude: 1526
The Bonneville Shorline Trail runs alongside medical center parking lots. Treck through the brush to catch trail. From here there are a multiplicity of trails and hiking opportunities. The Best ones are to the R.

Gravel Road

Location: 40.768303, -111.824722 Altitude: 1522
Descend to gravel Road and small parking area. Popular stop with the bycicle and stroller set. head up canyon.

Low Foothills

Location: 40.764992, -111.821693 Altitude: 1560
Trail splits into game trails. committ to one and take it down to Bonnevile Shoreline.

Red Butte Canyon Entrance

Location: 40.767933, -111.827347 Altitude: 1528
Follow one of the many trails leading into the canyon. A few of them dead end, but it is easy enough to find another down to the main gravel road leading into canyon.

Red Butte Lookout

Location: 40.769814, -111.817383 Altitude: 1678
High Elevation Point of Trail. Breathtaking veiws of Salt Lake Valley and the Great Salt Lake in the Distrance.

Red Butte Skyline Trailhead

Location: 40.774506, -111.817902 Altitude: 1561
Gravel Road Ends at Water Conservation Road Block. To the R are steps down to a footbridge and beginning of Red Butte Skyline Trail. The next Section gains alot of altitude as it switchbacks through scrub and gambrel oak and red sedimentary crags.

Rock Wall

Location: 40.766209, -111.817848 Altitude: 1610
Trail Crosses low Retaining wall. May require high stepping or moderate scrambling.

trail 3 way

Location: 40.765812, -111.818741 Altitude: 1618
Trail Splits. Take R to Bonnevile Trail. Take L to climb higher onto ridge.

UMED Stairs

Location: 40.770493, -111.832191 Altitude: 1521
Complete loop at Stairs and procede back to TRAX Station.

UMed Trax Station

Location: 40.770084, -111.838890 Altitude: 1496
The last stop on the 400 S trax line accross from Primary Childrens Medical Center. From here Procede R or L on surface streets or wind through maze of medical buildings towards the mountains.

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