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Corner Canyon Trail System

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Metro Area, Utah

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  • Lots of parking at the Lower Corner Canyon Trailhead.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Some locals gearing up for a weekend ride.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Lower Corner Canyon Trailhead.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Heading southeast into Corner Canyon.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Some of the best features here are the "down only" singletrack.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • The city of Draper below.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Corner Canyon Trail System.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • The Potato Hill Trailhead off of Traverse Ridge Road.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Corner Canyon Trail System parking- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Corner Canyon Trail System.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • The Coyote Hollow Trailhead, located in a neighborhood right behind the Draper LDS Temple.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Riding the Corner Canyon Trail System.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • The Creek View Trail proceeds down to the Lower Corner Canyon Trailhead .- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Lots of terrain to enjoy.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Looking down into the Salt Lake Valley from the Corner Canyon Trail System.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Hiking is allowed ... but not on all trails.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • The Rush Trail doesn't allow hikers, horses, or uphill traffic, so it is a great trail to let it rip.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Riding the Corner Canyon Trail System.- Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is easy from Corner Canyon.- Corner Canyon Trail System
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Lots of trails and terrain to choose from. Hiking allowed on certain trails. Dogs and Horses allowed in certain areas. Long riding season.
Cons: 
Cougar sightings on occasion. Can get crowded.
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Region:
Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,400.00 ft (426.72 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,684.00 ft (1,427.68 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Corner Canyon Trail System is a fantastic recreational area near Salt Lake City that is mainly used for mountain biking but also allows foot traffic, dogs, and horseback riding. The trail system is butted up against the Wasatch mountains in the city of Draper in the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley. Tucked between developments is a free and wide open swath of doubletrack and singletrack to explore without having to leave the suburbs. With its low altitude, the riding season starts earlier and lasts longer than many Wasatch mountain biking trails. The average difficulty of the trails is moderate with a few more technical sections, meaning this is a place that everyone who loves to ride should try.

There are several major trailheads to get into the fun, starting with Lower Corner Canyon, which has a large parking area just next door to the local equestrian center. This is the lowest starting elevation of the access points and begins just north of the South Mountain Golf Course. Here the riding terrain is pinched between two neighborhoods until it finally opens up to the much wider middle sections of the canyon about three-quarters of a mile in. 

On the western end of the trail system is the Coyote Hollow Trailhead, where you can reach the highest number of other trails, including the popular downhill Rush Trail. To the southwest is Potato Hill Trailhead, located far up Traverse Ridge Road on the way to the Suncrest neighborhood above Draper. Potato Hill is great for starting on higher ground to reach the lower sections by way of Ann's Trail. 

Cutting through Corner Canyon is the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, a trail that will eventually go from Nephi, Utah, up to Idaho at a length of 280 miles. Currently the trail is nearly 100 miles long and is a grassroots project started in 1990 by local riders.

Corner Canyon has a lot of trails, and not all of them are open to hiking, dogs, or horses, so checking out the map to get the rules is pretty important. Signs along the trail remind you not to ride when the ground is wet and to keep in mind that mountain lions have been repeatedly spotted in the Corner Canyon area.

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