The Miner’s Path in Emigration Canyon is a lesser identified path within the SLC space, and subsequently a pleasant, quiet hike to do together with your canines. The path results in a terrific overlook of Pink Butte Canyon, and alongside the best way you may observe the outdated jeep path the miners used to entry mines, now gated off. The path is fairly uncovered to the solar, so if you’re searching for shade, this is not the path for you. The Miner’s Path follows the contour of the hillside, and passes by rocky outcroppings, crosses a stream, cuts by a meadow, and in the direction of the tip, affords the toughest a part of the hike up just a few hundred ft to the ridgeline. This hike is protected to do yr spherical, however my favourite time of yr is Fall.
Distance: 5 miles RT
Elevation acquire: 1,158 ft
Time: 2-Four hours
Canine pleasant? Sure, off leash
Child pleasant? Sure
That is the place the path begins. Parking is extraordinarily restricted, so plan to hike right here actually early within the morning or mid-week. Parking can also be arduous to get throughout looking season (it is a standard spot for bow hunters August 20th – October 31st).
The path begins by heading south. Go by the outdated gate. The path is fairly degree for the primary mile, and wraps across the south finish of the mountain.
Ultimately, the path wraps across the mountain, and you may then be mountain climbing North. That is the primary time you may have a view of the canyon you may be mountain climbing up. It is also referred to as Brigham Fork.
The path vegetation modifications from scrub oak to extra forested as you acquire elevation. You will additionally hike over some purple rock.
At 1.9 miles you may cross a really small stream that flows year-round. Excellent spot to let the canines drink and relaxation!
Simply after you cross the stream you may see a really huge tree and a rocky space. If you realize the place to look, you’ll find the outdated mine entrance.
Proceed North once more.
The open meadow. Proceed left, the place you must now be mountain climbing West.
After the steep part, you must now be on the ridge. However you’ll be able to’t see very a lot, so flip Proper and hike up a bit additional.
Panorama of the overlook on the finish of the Miner’s Path.
A number of mud!
So. A lot. Snow!
Path map for the Miner’s Path – Emigration Canyon.