Bowman Fork Connector Trail
In 2020, Trails Utah worked to help resurrect the Bowman Fork Connector Trail, a classic back-country hiking trail within the Mt. Olympus Wilderness Area. This iconic high alpine traverse fell into disrepair over the years due to its remoteness and deferred maintenance. The Bowman Fork Connector Trail takes off to the west high up along the Alexander Basin Trail and then threads its way west and south, connecting over to the Baker Pass area. This is truly a stunning stretch of alpine trail that contours around through the upper basins and peaks of the Wasatch between Millcreek and Big Cottonwood Canyons.
Resurrecting this trail involved clearing vegetation, removing downed trees, and re-establishing the trail tread in areas where it has almost completely disappeared. It is now an excellent link between the Alexander Basin Trail and Bowman Fork Trails and provides great loop options mid-canyon in Millcreek for the long-distance hiker and trail runner. With grant funds secured through Salt Lake County, Trails Utah contracted with our partners at the Utah Conservation Corps who camped on location for four weeks in July and August 2019 and did excellent work in bringing this trail back to life.