Farmington Canyon - Hike and Mountain Bike near Farmington, Utah
611 Farmington Creek Trail, Farmington, UT 84025, USA,Farmington,Utah
40.9930547, -111.8888319
0.9 miles N of Farmington, Utah
Address: 611 Farmington Creek Trail, Farmington, UT 84025, USA
GPS: 40°59'35.0"N 111°53'19.8"W
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State: Utah
Trail Length: 7.50 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
MTB Trail Type: 4x4 Trail
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 1883 feet

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Farmington Canyon is a gorgeous location to explore during all four seasons of the year, but the prime months for visiting are April through October. The dusty Skyline Drive long is along a gravel road and very bumpy to drive up. It is closed for cars during the winter months. The road connects Farmington to Bountiful thus providing access to Francis Peak, Bountiful Peak as well as the Smith Lakes.

The colors of the leaves within the canyon are incredibly vibrant throughout the year, especially in autumn. Farmington Canyon is a great place to take a bumpy yet beautiful car ride, to go camping, trail running or enjoy a scenic walk. The Farmington Creek Trail includes rocks to climb over as well as stream crossings and does not have much shade covering. Farmington Canyon provides an incredible view of Kaysville and the Great Salt Lake.

The Sunset campground, composed of 16 sites, is located on the Farmington side, 3.6 miles from the pavement is on the ridge of the canyon. Located further up the canyon is the Bountiful Peak campground which has 21 sites. Located at the bottom of the canyon is Farmington Pond which is another place to visit and includes picnic tables and a paved trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Farmington, Utah

  1. Head west on E State St toward Main St (36 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Main St (0.7 mi)
  3. Turn right onto 600 N (0.1 mi)
  4. Turn left onto N 100 E/Farmington Canyon Rd/N Skyline Dr (0.2 mi)
  5. Turn left onto Farmington Pond Rd (0.1 mi)
  6. Turn left to stay on Farmington Pond Rd (0.2 mi)
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From SLC head north on I-15 and take exit 324 and turn right at the light. Follow it as it turns in to Main Street, then turn left onto 600 North. Turn left on Farmington Canyon Rd. Drive 1.6 miles along Farmington Canyon Road. This road is narrow, so drive slow and watch out for runners, bikers, and ATVs also using this road. Right where the pavement ends is a pullout on the right side of the road. This is the trailhead parking. The trail starts to the NW of the parking lot. There are no restrooms and no fees to use this trail. Courtesy of girlonahike.com

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nicole97

5/1/18 11:03 pm 3/10/18
Running and hiking up Farmington Canyon is always an incredible time. I especially enjoy all the leaves in autumn.
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Bountiful Peak via Farmington Canyon drone by Justin McFarland

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Distance ?

6.4 miles

Elevation Gain ?

2,024 feet

Real Ascent ?

2,407 feet

Real Descent ?

383 feet

Avg Grade (3°)

6%

Grade (-11° to 16°)

-20% to 29%

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

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