Hiking In Brighton, Utah
Hiking Near the Brighton Ski Resort.
One of the biggest draws for Brighton, UT is hiking. If you are interested in seeing wildlife, nature and some of the most beautiful views in the world this is the destination for you. Just steps from Brighton Vacation Rentals you can access the Lake Mary and Silver Lake trailheads. Come check out why Brighton hiking has been favorite for people from Salt Lake City for years as a great way of exploring the Wasacth Mountains and Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Make sure to bring plenty of water, durable shoes, and your camera. Once you start hiking in Brighton, Utah, you’ll never want to stop until you’ve been to all the Brighton Lakes.
Silver Lake Hike
The Silver Lake hike is a family-friendly trek. You can even take a stroller around the lake on the boardwalk. Hikers report seeing ducks, fish, squirrels, and moose on the trail. Make sure to keep your distance from moose when hiking this trail. Families will enjoy visiting the Silver Lake adventure center to learn about the wildlife and plant life in the area.
Hikes in the Wasatch Mountains can provide great opportunities for outdoors family meals during the warmer seasons, and the boardwalk here also provides benches for family picnics, and extensions onto the lake. These provide an excellent opportunity for fishing and bird watching. This is the ideal location for a family trip in the mountains.
Granite Lakes Hike
The Granite Lakes Trail is a simple trail that gets a bit rocky during warmer months and deep in snow during winter. All in all, it is a breezy, breathtaking trail that takes you through forests and mountains. Granite lakes trail is about 5 miles roundtrip, and it takes you to some of the most spectacular locations in the area.
The first lake you will pass is Lake Mary. From there you will move on to Lake Martha, and finally Lake Catherine. Beautiful lakes provide the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot. They are also just a great destination to enjoy a bit of fresh air.
Twin Lakes Hike
The Twin Lakes Hike is a shorter hike near the Brighton Ski Resort that takes visitors to a beautiful lake on the mountain. It is a well maintained trail that provides stunning canyon views and a plethora of wildflowers. When you arrive, you will see that the name is slightly misleading because it is actually only one lake. It is often mistaken for two because of the narrow section in the middle.
This hike is just over two and a half miles. It generally takes guests between one and two hours to complete the loop. Try this hike in the fall to see the changing colors on the mountain.
Willow Heights Trail
The Willow Heights Trail is one mile hike up to a scenic lake surrounded by beautiful aspens and filled with wildlife. It is a great trail that is perfect for a family day hike in the canyon. As with most Brighton hiking this trail has a small incline so be prepared for a workout.
At the top you can relax, enjoy the wildflowers, and take in the beautiful scenery from this mountaintop lake. This lake is a local favorite for nature photography and family photos.
Donut Falls Hike
Donut Falls Hike is a guest favorite, roughly 3.5 miles out and back takes you to a unique waterfall that drops into a beautiful cave. The best time to hike donut falls is during the Summer. If you hike in the Spring or fall just make sure to wear warm clothes and bring something warm to drink. You can also snowshoe here in the winter. To complete the winter hike, make sure to bring a shovel because it can be very difficult to access.
Your group will be amazed at the beautiful river and scenic views. The waterfall halfway through the hike is spectacular and you will want to make sure to bring a camera to capture every moment.
Brighton Utah is full of incredible activities all year long. This truly is an ideal location for everything from family reunions to company retreats, and everything in between. If you are looking for more activities in the canyon check out our activities page. Or, check out our blog for more of the best hikes in northern Utah.