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Sandy

The Ultimate Base Camp for Spring and Summer Fun

Tom Haraldsen

October 1, 2011

 

Biking and Hiking
Sandy is the most centralized place to access the best mountain biking trails along the Wasatch Front. With 30 different trails within 30 minutes of Sandy, and more than 100 trails within an hour drive, Sandy is the ultimate base camp when you have the itch to get out and bike or take a hike. Here’s a few recreation areas to highlight:

Little Cottonwood Creek Trail
Out and back, broad single track, intermediate in difficulty. Trail is rocky and steep at times.

Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Sandy to Draper)
One way, or out and back, single track, total distance of 3.6 miles. Intermediate in difficulty.

Snowbird Resort
Lift served network of trails, including single track, double track, dirt roads. Trail lengths and difficulties vary.

Suncrest Loop Trail (a.k.a. Eagle Crest)
Out and back single track, or create a loop with single track and asphalt road. About 2.9 miles one way; 4.5 mile loop. Intermediate in difficulty.

Camping
How about pitching a tent and camping out? Campgrounds are plentiful near Sandy, including these:

  • Tanner's Flat—4.15 miles from the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Albion Basin10.9 miles from the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • The Willows—Located along the banks of the Jordan River
  • Jordan Pines8.8 miles from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Spruces9.7 miles from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Redman12.7 miles from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon

 

Top Things to do in Sandy in the Summertime

  1. Camp at Tanner’s Flat
  2. Hike to Cecret Lake in Albion Basin
  3. Climb Sunrise Peak above Catherine’s Pass
  4. Mountain bike on the Temple Quarry Trail
  5. Bike along the Jordan River Trail
  6. Ride your horse through Dimple Dell Park
  7. Compete in the Widowmaker Mountain Bike Race at Snowbird
  8. Enter the “I Can Tri” triathlon
  9. Fly fish at Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir
  10. Hike to the Bell Canyon Waterfall
  11. Play in the water at the Rocky Mouth Waterfall
  12. Golf at River Oaks
  13. Ride a Zip line at Snowbird
  14. Take the tram to the top of Hidden Peak
  15. Try the waterslide and bucket dump at Alta Canyon Sports Center
  16. Swoosh down the waterslide at Dimple Dell Recreation Center
  17. Attend a Real soccer game
  18. Take in a concert at the Sandy Amphitheater
  19. Catch a movie premiere at Jordan Commons
  20. Dine outside at La Caille
  21. Watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July
  22. Enjoy a  movie on the big screen with your family at Movies at the Park

 

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