Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge - Hike and Mountain Bike near Draper, Utah
2062 Pioneer Rd, Draper, UT 84020, USA,Draper,Utah
40.52172689430316, -111.83395385742188
1.6 miles E of Draper, Utah
Address: 2062 Pioneer Rd, Draper, UT 84020, USA
GPS: 40°31'18.2"N 111°50'2.2"W
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State: Utah
Trail Length: 2.30 miles
MTB Difficulty: Easiest
Trail Type: Point A to B
Hike Difficulty: Easiest
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Trails/Routes: 0.8 mi

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Hike and Mountain Bike

The Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge is a 185ft bridge that connects the Bear Canyon to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The bridge was built and completed in 2015 thanks to donations from residents and Ralph Wadsworth. It is about a 4.5 mile roundtrip trail, and is a moderate hike. The overall trail offers views of the Salt Lake Valley and is a very popular hike for families. There's a cage that stretches throughout the bridge so kids can run and play while being protected from falling off. 

To get to the bridge, start on the Orson Smith trail; before you get on the trail, there are restrooms in case you want to go to the bathroom. There is a map on the trail continuing on the trail to the bridge so that you can stay on the path. During the trail, you'll be crossing the Aqueduct Trail and intersecting the Bonneville Shoreline Trail several times; follow the sign that says "bridge loop" but either direction will take you to the bridge. During the hike, you will see homes, go on steep climbs and eventually to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, this is where you can take either way (the bonneville trail is flat and easier.) Continue on until you see the bridge. 

Many people go on the trail for hiking or trail running. Besides the trail to the suspension bridge, there are many other trails that can be explored, taking hikers further up the mountain or to various other views of the valley. 

The trail can be hiked in the winter, though it may have a lot of snow on the trail. Best times to hike are usually spring through fall. 

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Directions

From Draper, Utah

  1. Head north on S 970 E toward E 12400 S/Pioneer Rd (335 ft)
  2. Turn right onto E 12400 S/Pioneer Rd
    Continue to follow Pioneer Rd
    (0.5 mi)
  3. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Pioneer Rd (1.0 mi)
  4. Turn right onto 2000 E (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue onto Highland Dr (384 ft)
  6. Turn left (128 ft)
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The trail begins at Orson Smith Park. There is a small parking lot just off Highland Drive at about 12621 Highland Drive in Draper. Courtesy of utahsadventurefamily.com/

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ochampenois

2/21/18 3:06 pm 8/9/17
Very pretty in the fall.
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ochampenois

1/16/18 3:52 pm 9/23/17
This was a very easy hike. It is pretty in the fall.
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Distance ?

0.8 miles

Elevation Gain ?

389 feet

Real Ascent ?

410 feet

Real Descent ?

21 feet

Avg Grade (6°)

10%

Grade (-14° to 20°)

-25% to 36%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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