Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail

Difficulty
This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
Moderate
Duration
This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
0.5-1h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
2.4 km
Elevation
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
94 m
User Ratings
These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
Be the first to add a review!
Directions to Trailhead

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.

Guide-book quality info for over 8,000 trails

View Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail on Map

View Map

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

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.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-round

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail Elevation Graph

Weather Forecast

Check Area Weather

Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail Reviews

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Nearby Trails

Nearby Regions

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs