Living along the Wasatch Front means easy access to some fantastic trails. Here’s my Top Ten List of trails for Northern Utah.
10. Green Canyon – A favorite of the Logan crowd, GreenCanyon provides shaded single track flanked by soaring limestone cliffs that quickly climbs to the Naomi Wilderness. Runners can expect cool temps in the morning and a moose or two munching on the abundant green snacks on the side of the trail.
9. Mid-Mountain Trail – This Park City Classic rambles for 26 miles from Deer Valley Resort to the Canyons Resort. If you’ve wanted to try a longer trail race but are still a bit nervous about the Ultra distance, then the Mid Mountain Marathon run in early September is the perfect choice. The cooler temps and the fantastic scenery make this trail and race a classic.
8. Mueller Park – Tucked in a nook in Southern Davis County, the Mueller Park Trail entices runners with its steady six mile climb to Rudy Flats. After a short, steep climb the trail meanders through shaded sections that provide a pleasant reprise from our normal summer heat.
7. Bonneville Shoreline Trail – With easy access from virtually anywhere along the Wasatch Front, the BoSho is the bread and butter for most urban trail runners. For the SLCer’s, the rolling single track from BlackMountain trail junction to the bottom of Dry Creek is pure heaven. With a shout out to my Ogden peeps, the six miles from BeusCanyon to RainbowGardens hugs the mountain side as it passes in and out of four different canyons.