Twin Lakes Loop in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

For this hike, there are two approaches, both of which I have done. I'll display both of them below, and then give my recommendation at the end!

Sunset Peak via Brighton Lakes Trail, Utah

The Beta Sunset Peak via Brighton Lakes is a well trafficked trail, totaling 7.19 miles with 1975 feet of elevation change. The trail is rated as moderate, and is best used from May until October. This route features three lakes, with an additional 0.2 mile roundtrip to a fourth lake if desired. It also features … Continue reading Sunset Peak via Brighton Lakes Trail, Utah

Hiking Cecret Lake via Albion Meadows, Utah

Resort and features 1,256 feet of elevation change. This trail features is best used from mid-May to late September and features wildflowers, a grassy meadow, chances to see wildlife, and a lake with views of the Wasatch Mountains.

Hiking Lake Catherine via Brighton Lakes Trail in Wasatch National Forest, Utah

The Beta Lake Catherine is quite the hike near Brighton Resort, Utah! It's 4.6 miles long, featuring 1,247 feet of elevation gain, and is rated as moderate. It features incredible mountain views of Brighton Resort and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains, as well as three perennial lakes. This hike is best done from mid-May to mid-June … Continue reading Hiking Lake Catherine via Brighton Lakes Trail in Wasatch National Forest, Utah

Hiking Lake Mary in Wasatch National Forest, Utah

The Lake Mary Trail is a 2.6 moderately tracked trail located at the base of Brighton Resort near Salt Lake City. It features fantastic views of parts of Brighton Ski Resort as well as Lake Mary at the end! Lake Mary is best completed in mid-May to mid-June, or late September to mid-November. Dogs are not allowed to use this trail, and swimming is not allowed at this lake or any lake in the SLC watershed.