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    Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline

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    577 m
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    The Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline is a gorgeous, rugged route just outside of Sandy, Utah. This trail is not often maintained and can be quite the adventure. If you love creative route-finding and want to earn some incredible views, this is the hike for you!

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    Route Description for Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline

    The Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline is a beautiful, moderately challenging hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail is rugged and overgrown in some sections and surprisingly steep in others, most-notably the second half. A good pair of hiking shoes, long pants, and an adventurous spirit go a long way on this hike. The views from this trail are gorgeous, particularly at sunset. If you are up for the challenge, this trail can be a whole lot of fun!

    From the trailhead, follow the switchbacks south and keep an eye out for a trail branching off to your left. Take that path and head east along the ridgeline. From the ridge you will get a great view of the Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir and the Lone Peak Wilderness Area.

    Continue along the ridge until the path becomes impassible, at this point, turn around and follow your footsteps back to the trailhead.

    If you want to check out the reservoir close up, you can take the Lower Bell’s Canyon Reservoir via Larry’s Trail down to the water's edge.

    Getting to the Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline Trailhead

    This hike begins at the Lower Bells Canyon Trailhead on the south side of 9600 south on the eastern edge of Sandy, Utah

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do

      March to November

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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