Red Butte Canyon

50 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-50

At Red ButteAt Red Butte (04/13/2013) The Bonneville Shoreline trail passes under high voltage wires at Red Butte.

Red Butte PavilionRed Butte Pavilion (04/08/2007) This picture from the Red Butte Trail includes a small pavilion on the Red Butte Garden pond with Mount Olympus in the distance

Peering into the GardenPeering into the Garden (04/08/2007) Looking into the Red Butte Garden pond from the Red Butte Trail.

TrailheadTrailhead (04/08/2007) The road up Red Butte Gardens is closed to motor traffic. There is a sign demanding that dogs be on a leash, but I see no leash on the dog.

Trail HeadTrail Head (04/08/2007) The Red Butte Canyon road is closed just east of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Red Butte Garden TrailRed Butte Garden Trail (04/08/2007) There is a rather sturdy chain link fence separating the riff raff from Red Butte Garden.

Red Butte SkylineRed Butte Skyline (04/08/2007) This picture from the Red Butte Trail looks across the garden to the hill side. The land on this side of the fence is part of the gardens, the Skyline Trail runs on the mountain side of the fence.

Red Butte CanyonRed Butte Canyon (04/08/2007) This picture shows the rolling hills on the North side of Red Butte Canyon.

CyclistCyclist (04/08/2007) A dirt trail used by cyclists and hikers runs along the North side of the canyon. I find it interesting how the side drainage exposes the strata, which is almost vertical, while the hilltop itself seems flat.

Canyon SideCanyon Side (04/08/2007) This picture shows the South side of Red Butte Canyon.

Red Butte Canyon TrailRed Butte Canyon Trail (04/08/2007) This is a wide section on the Red Butte Canyon Road.

Into the FoothillsInto the Foothills (04/08/2007) A small trail leads off into a side draw of Red Butte Canyon. This unmarked trail meets up with the bike path.

End of RoadEnd of Road (04/08/2007) The Red Butte Canyon Road is closed at the entrance to a small water facility. From here you can take the bike path to the North or the Skyline Trail to the South.

End of TrailEnd of Trail (04/08/2007) This is an artsy photo of the end of trail sign through the trees.

Red Butte CreekRed Butte Creek (04/08/2007) Red Butte Creek comes out of a small water storage facility. Unfortunately this water seems to have been contaminated by animals. I know where that animal has been ... you can't drink the water.

Red Butte BridgeRed Butte Bridge (04/08/2007) This bridge spans Red Butte Creek at the base of the skyline trail.

Skyline Trail BridgeSkyline Trail Bridge (04/08/2007) This bridge crosses Red Butte Creek at the start of the Skyline Trail.

Park BenchPark Bench (04/08/2007) A park bench on the Skyline Trail near Red Butte Canyon.

Mountain Forget-Me-NotMountain Forget-Me-Not (04/08/2007) Stickseed (Hackelia, spp.), often called the Mountain Forget-Me-Not, has bright beautiful blue flowers.

Red Butte CanyonRed Butte Canyon (04/08/2007) The South Side of Red Butte Canyon.

50 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-50

Red Butte Canyon

This gallery shows pictures from Red Butte Canyon. The canyon sits due East of Fort Douglas and the University of Utah. The main canyon road is closed about a half mile up the canyon. There is a system of bike trails on the North side of the Canyon. The Skyline Trail is on the South Side of the Canyon. It winds up the mountain shoulder on the East side of Red Butte Canyon.

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The Red Butte Canyon road crosses the Bonneville Shoreline Trail at the base of the canyon. You can find more trail information on Salt Lake Sites - Trails.

I took this set of pictures on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007.

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Context: Hiking

Red Butte Gardens (63 pictures) This gallery has more pictures of Red Butte Gardens.

Bonneville Shoreline Trail (131 pictures) This gallery has additional pictures of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Fort Douglas (24 pictures) This gallery has additional pictures of Fort Douglas.

University of Utah (189 pictures) The University of Utah is to the West of Red Butte Garden.

Research Park (27 pictures) Research Park is to the Southwest of Red Butte Canyon.

The Wasatch Mountains (127 pictures) This gallery has pictures of the Wasatch Mountains.

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