Emigration Canyon has likely served as a conduit for human movement over and through the Wasatch Mountains for millennia.
Native Americans, the Pony Express, and the Mormon pioneers all made their way through this canyon before it was settled. Now hikers, runners, and mountain bikers are seeking to traverse its length via a trail system that will eventually connect the Salt Lake Valley with the Wasatch Back. A detailed master plan, developed with the help of Emigration Canyon residents and both federal and municipal land managers was crafted over a period of three years and finally adopted by the Salt Lake County Council in 2007. TRAILS UTAH is committed to working with land managers, residents, and user groups to bring the Emigration Canyon Trails Master Plan to life for the benefit of canyon dwellers and valley trail enthusiasts alike. A trail system through Emigration connecting the Wasatch Front and Back will create a world class trail experience right here in our own backyards!
There are many challenges to the realization of an Emigration Canyon Trails System but the process of establishing working relationships, coordinating partnerships, and finding the funding to make this dream come true are underway. Stay tuned for updates and action alerts on this project and GIVE to this project.