Living Room Hike Salt Lake City

Living Room Hike Salt Lake City

NBA Playoff Buzz Hits Salt Lake Posted on May 2, 2017 by NBA Playoff buzz is getting loud in Salt Lake—you can even hear it all the way out in Oakland. In response to certain Warriors’ laments about the quality of Salt Lake’s nightlife, Scott Beck—Visit Salt Lake CEO—drafted a welcoming response, complete with a promise that our local bartenders and servers will do their best to keep the Warriors up real late during their time in Salt Lake.We’ve often heard that there is nothing to do in Salt Lake, and we also know that self-deprecating humor is …more Antelope Island Rum Wins Silver Medal Posted on April 11, 2017 by Contrary to stereotypes, Salt Lake has a history steeped in booze. If you haven’t heard of Brigham Young’s famous Valley Tan, we have some stories for you. While Salt Lake’s tenure as a booze capital waned in the early 1900’s, we’re back in a big way. The Dented Brick Distillery won a Silver Medal in the renowned Denver International Spirits Competition. But DBD isn’t the only player in the burgeoning craft liquor scene that has been growing rapidly in Salt …more The 6 Best Off-Slope Adventures in Salt Lake Posted on March 20, 2017 by For the past few months, we’ve been featuring a series of articles from Snowbrains.com founder Miles Clark on our Ski City Blog. In addition to showing Miles the best of the Cottonwood resorts, we showed him everything Salt Lake has to offer. Miles discovered that Salt Lake is a true Ski City—complete with top-shelf dining and nightlife, pro sports events, next-level cultural arts and performing arts venues, and a thriving urban environment that you won’t find in any American ski …more Sartain and Saunders Posted on February 23, 2017 by Toni Isom Will Sartain and Lance Saunders have been heavily involved in Salt Lake’s music scene for over a decade now. They both spent a good chunk of time on stage, and when they weren’t performing with their bands or supporting other local and touring musicians from the crowd, they were doing bookings for The Urban Lounge.It might be a bit of a dive, but despite the existence of fancier venues in Salt Lake, The Urban Lounge is an undeniably important and well-loved part of the community—it’s where …more Laziz Kitchen Posted on February 14, 2017 by Toni Isom Moudi Sbiety and Derek Kitchen: another Salt Lake power couple who kicked things off at the Downtown Farmers Market. Raised in Lebanon, Moudi missed authentic Lebanese hummus and wanted to share it with his new community. So he and Derek formed Laziz Foods and began selling their homemade hummus, muhammara, and toum to enraptured market shoppers. The spreads and sauces were so popular that Laziz quickly began distributing them in Harmons and Whole Foods grocery stores, and now the …more Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade Posted on February 7, 2017 by Toni Isom Husband and wife team Hasen Cone and Teri Rosquist ran a popular limeade stand at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market for 12 years before deciding to take the plunge and open their own restaurant. Hasen, also the frontman of local gypsy-rock band Hectic Hobo, brought his unbridled creativity and a passion for biscuits and gravy, Teri brought her business education and savvy, both tapped into their outdoorsy sense of adventure, and Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade was born. Located on …more Salt Lake’s Best Live Music Venues Posted on November 10, 2016 by Toni Isom The bands and musicians that play Salt Lake inevitably come back, despite it being relatively far away from other tour stops—this city is full of passionate music makers and fans, and the stoke is infectious. And in addition to its popular outdoor music festivals and superstar arena concerts, Salt Lake has some awesome smaller venues that are booking killer shows. Here’s a guide to the best small and mid-sized places to see live music in SLC, and who’s playing this month. The DepotLocated in …more Abravanel Hall Posted on October 27, 2016 by Starting with the arrival of the earliest pioneer settlers, who entertained themselves through dark desert nights with song and dance, Utah’s history has been steeped in music. So it comes as little surprise that a recent study by the National Endowment for the Arts revealed Utahns attend more performing arts shows than anyone else in the nation.And a key component in the state’s storied musical history is Abravanel Hall, the home of the Utah Symphony. It’s hard to imagine a building more …more The Best of City Creek Posted on October 27, 2016 by Toni Isom Shopping is a favorite Salt Lake pastime, from the various boutiques across the valley to downtown’s state-of-the-art City Creek Shopping Center. The latter is a 23-acre open-air mall than spans across charming Main Street. City Creek opened in 2012, and it was the catalyst for the rapid transformation of Salt Lake’s urban center and arts district. It’s not only Salt Lake’s go-to destination for upscale and contemporary shopping, it’s also a favorite hang spot for families, friends, …more Salt Lake’s Best Bakeries Posted on October 27, 2016 by Toni Isom There’s no shortage of spots to get your pastry fix in Salt Lake, whether you want to start the day off right with a morning bun and shot of espresso, cap off your evening with some millefeuille and pinot noir, or just grab a fresh baguette on your way to a Red Butte concert. Here are some of our very favorite bakeries and cafes. GourmandiseGourmandise is celebrated for its tantalizing selection of fine French pastries and desserts. And it’s not just casually celebrated—in 2016, Gourmandise …more
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Living Room Hike Salt Lake City

The Living Room is a classic Salt Lake City hike to a scenic viewpoint above the city, complete with stone chairs to relax and take in the view. This hike is quite popular, particularly in the late afternoon and evening to see the sunset over the Great Salt Lake. The moderately strenuous trail begins on Colorow Road near the University of Utah and ascends nearly 1,000 feet in 1.25 miles before reaching The Living Room. There are some minor navigation difficulties near the start of the hike, but the trail is otherwise easy to follow. This trail is suitable for most healthy adults and children. Trailhead The Living Room hike has many access points from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, but the most direct route begins on Colorow Road in Salt Lake City (40.759301, -111.821300): Take Exit 129 on I-80 for Foothill Drive. Drive north on Foothill Drive for 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Wakara Way and continue 0.7 miles. Turn right onto Colorow Road and continue 0.3 miles. The trailhead is located on the east side of the street just north of the junction with Huntsman Way. Parking is available along the road. The Hike From the trailhead, begin hiking up the heavily wooded path heading east toward the mountains. After about two tenths of a mile, the trail climbs over a small rocky outcropping before it intersects with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. This is the most difficult part of the hike in terms of navigation. Turn right onto the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and walk about 200 feet to a split in the trail. Bear left here, continue another 400 feet, and turn left again. From here, navigation is easy. Stay on the main trail as it follows the bottom of the canyon. Several junctions are encountered, but the trail stays straight and follows the bottom of the canyon. After about 0.75 miles, the trail begins to climb out of the bottom of the canyon, eventually arriving at a beautiful overlook of the Salt Lake Valley (40.763196, -111.811905). This is a great midway stop to take in the view and rest your legs before continuing. Continue hiking past the midway overlook as the trail climbs steeply up the ridge and into another canyon before reaching The Living Room, located on the adjacent ridgeline. Once at The Living Room, pick a chair and take in the panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley. Return the way you came. Round trip hiking distance is approximately 2.5 miles, with nearly 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Rules and Regulations Dogs allowed on leash. Clean up after pets. No littering. Special Considerations This hike can be hot with little shade available in the upper section. Bring plenty of water for all members of your group. Credits This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.
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Living Room Hike Salt Lake City

The Living Room is a classic Salt Lake City hike to a scenic viewpoint above the city, complete with stone chairs to relax and take in the view. This hike is quite popular, particularly in the late afternoon and evening to see the sunset over the Great Salt Lake. The moderately strenuous trail begins on Colorow Road near the University of Utah and ascends nearly 1,000 feet in 1.25 miles before reaching The Living Room. There are some minor navigation difficulties near the start of the hike, but the trail is otherwise easy to follow. This trail is suitable for most healthy adults and children. Trailhead The Living Room hike has many access points from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, but the most direct route begins on Colorow Road in Salt Lake City (40.759301, -111.821300): Take Exit 129 on I-80 for Foothill Drive. Drive north on Foothill Drive for 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Wakara Way and continue 0.7 miles. Turn right onto Colorow Road and continue 0.3 miles. The trailhead is located on the east side of the street just north of the junction with Huntsman Way. Parking is available along the road. The Hike From the trailhead, begin hiking up the heavily wooded path heading east toward the mountains. After about two tenths of a mile, the trail climbs over a small rocky outcropping before it intersects with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. This is the most difficult part of the hike in terms of navigation. Turn right onto the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and walk about 200 feet to a split in the trail. Bear left here, continue another 400 feet, and turn left again. From here, navigation is easy. Stay on the main trail as it follows the bottom of the canyon. Several junctions are encountered, but the trail stays straight and follows the bottom of the canyon. After about 0.75 miles, the trail begins to climb out of the bottom of the canyon, eventually arriving at a beautiful overlook of the Salt Lake Valley (40.763196, -111.811905). This is a great midway stop to take in the view and rest your legs before continuing. Continue hiking past the midway overlook as the trail climbs steeply up the ridge and into another canyon before reaching The Living Room, located on the adjacent ridgeline. Once at The Living Room, pick a chair and take in the panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley. Return the way you came. Round trip hiking distance is approximately 2.5 miles, with nearly 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Rules and Regulations Dogs allowed on leash. Clean up after pets. No littering. Special Considerations This hike can be hot with little shade available in the upper section. Bring plenty of water for all members of your group.

Living Room Hike Salt Lake City

Living Room Hike Salt Lake City
Living Room Hike Salt Lake City
Living Room Hike Salt Lake City
Living Room Hike Salt Lake City

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