Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge | Draper

We braved the rain today to try a new hike in Draper city. This hike is a short but steep loop to the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge that spans a small narrow draw along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge was designed and constructed by Ralph L. Wadsworth…


Ensign Peak in Winter

Our fifth hike in the 52 Hike Challenge was also our last hike in January. We decided to try something that was a little more work, because the day was supposed to be clear and cold, with the temperature in the mid 20s. Ensign Peak seemed about right, and we'd hiked…

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Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion

Along with Emerald Pools, the trail that we most highly recommend for families in Zion National Park is Canyon Overlook Trail. This hike comes with a stern warning, though: Steep cliffs are very prevalent, and the drops would lead to certain death. We're firm on this, because parents must be aware…


Hike Peak 10,420

Who names a peak 10,420? I'm assuming that's the elevation of this peak, which is only about a mile from Clayton Peak at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. We were excited when we found out about this hike, because it is only a little over a mile roundtrip to the…

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There is a short side trail called Vista Mound that we took on the way back. If you can't make it all the way to Ensign Peak, you could just walk here and have a pretty great view.

Ensign Peak

Ensign Peak is a place of historical significance for Utahns. Just 2 days after he entered the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young, recently recovered from a serious illness, climbed Ensign Peak and surveyed the valley. He envisioned the valley brimming full with residents, and laid the plans for the grid system…