Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail
Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail is a gorgeous route east of Salt Lake City. This is a multi-use trail popular with hikers and mountain bikers in the summer and snowshoers and cross-country skiers in the winter. Dogs, unfortunately, are not permitted on this trail as it is part of a watershed.
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Route Description for Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail
Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail is a beautiful hike east of Salt Lake City. This trail is very popular with mountain bikers as it provides access to a large network of biking trails. When hiking, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open and allow folks on bikes to pass you by. In the winter, when biking season is, for the most part, over, this route makes for a short, sweet, and peaceful snowshoeing trail with beautiful views of the Utah wilderness.
From the trailhead, follow the path on your left and stay right at the first divide. When you reach a large intersection of trails at Scotts Pass, turn around and retrace your footsteps back to the trailhead.
If you are looking for more to explore in the area, check out the Shadow Lake Trail nearby.
Getting to the Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail Trailhead
This hike begins at the Wasatch Crest Connector Trailhead on the north side of Guardsman Pass Road east of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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