Rattlesnake Gulch Trail
After a long, down-canyon contour along the Pipeline Trail, mountain bikers drop down the very steep, loose, rocky Rattlesnake Gulch Trail at high rates of speed. For those loving a technical high speed descent it can be fun, but because it is one of the first trails that can be accessed heading up the canyon from nearby Wasatch Boulevard it is a go-to for local hikers and dog walkers looking to get out for a quick excursion. The combination of descending mountain bikers and uphill hikers and dog walkers is a dangerous mix that needs a solution.
With funds secured through grants in 2018, Trails Utah is now working with pro trail builders and designers and the Salt Lake Ranger District to identify a new trail alignment in Rattlesnake Gulch that can stop the degradation and erosion of the gully and create a safer, more enjoyable trail experience for a variety of users. This project is currently underway and is due to be finished later this fall or early next summer.