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If you want to see all of SLC this is where you want to be. Great any time of day, but amazing at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kdj101
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Madisonville, Kentucky
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short hike with beautiful views

The uphill is a little steep, but worth it to see the views. I was an nice little hike for a first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheilla D
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see all of SLC this is where you want to be. Great any time of day, but amazing at dawn and dusk. Just a short drive from the Capital. Also a great hill to hike for an even better view if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The uphill is a little steep, but worth it to see the views. I was an nice little hike for a first time visitor to Salt Lake City. The views were really spectacular. I'm glad I went. Parking is on the street, no parking lot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheilla D
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This vision of the founders of SLC were to have used this parcel and pinnacle to map out the plan. It is a great place to see the entire valley, and as well the Capital and grounds. The evening Sunsets also allow the view of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

As we often do when we visit a city we have not been to before, we drive around to see what we can see. During our wandering around Salt Lake City, we went up the hill and the State Capital Building. We continued up into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

It's a little steep going but the view at the top is very pretty. It's amazing how much the noise travels too when you're that high up. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This historic site has a beautiful view of the Salt Lake Valley including the Great Salt Lake. This s the site where Brigham Young and some other pioneers viewed the valley and made a remarkable prophesy. To walk to the top of the Peak is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The lookout is still quite a walk if you have any issues. Area is nicely done with plaques. Including across the road. Not sure if tge haze is a regular feature

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank confusedAussie
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see attraction while visiting Salt Lake City. It's not a difficult hike, in fact I hesitate to call it a hike because it is not rigorous. It's more of an incline, but it's very brief and does not take long to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wisc0214
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Perfect place to go for a hike after a long day ....plenty of trails and beautiful views. A favourite with the locals so it gets crowded. BTW you can pick up the Bonneville shoreline trail from here.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Walked up on a Sunday morning and we were the only ones. The walk up is a little steep at times - wear comfortable shoes - but quite quick. The view once you are up is pretty cool and definetely worth the hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Akiss26
August 25, 2017|
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Response from dgbg100106 | Reviewed this property |
This is in a neighborhood. The trailhead is on a residential street with limited parking. With houses right across the street. There is nothing stopping you from parking there but depending on how long the RV is it might... More
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OregonMum14
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Mitch M | Reviewed this property |
Not aware of any hours. I like to hike it near sunset, watch the sunset and the city light up, then head down. Not dangerous if you bring a headlamp, the path is easy and its a popular area. I've done plenty of sketchier... More
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eljefekevin
August 23, 2015|
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I am in my fifties and it took me about 25 minutes. No hurry, just enjoy.
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khoja_raheel
Houston, Texas
Scenic drive during Christmas weekend (10 Replies)
Our friend mentioned about Salt Flats in Utah. But i am not sure about the weather if it is the right season to go to Bonneville Salt Flats from Salt Lake City? Any suggestions? Salt Lake has several beautiful scenic drives. Can you suggest any other scenic drive in winter? Is Silver lake in Big Cottonwood or Mirror Lake byway safe to drive during this time? For scenic outlook for the city, we are thinking to go to Ensign Peak Park. Will it be open during Christmas day? Thank you!!!
December 03, 2016|
Response fromConnie B|
IMO, the drive out to the salt flats isn't particularly scenic; especially in the winter. It's all freeway and desert. Frankly, I wouldn't drive out there. If you want to see the Great Salt Lake, you should go to Antelope Island State Park which is about 45 north of SLC. The safety of any driving you'd do during Christmas weekend is going to depend on current weather conditions, the suitability of your vehicle for snow conditions and your comfort in driving in snow conditions. The drive...More