This is one of my favorite hikes in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is one that usually will not appear in a hiking book because the first portion is cross country (no trail) and steep. The steep factor is not far so don't let that scare you off. We seldom see anyone on the majority of this hike...which is great on busier days.
|Great Western Lift on right and water mine on the left|
|Just finishing the hill and starting on the ski run|
|Taking a rest on the lift|
|Just before we turn off onto the trail|
|Starting my favorite part of the trail|
|Moose near Dog Lake...look hard|
|And they all gravitated to the top of the rock|
|The stream on the main Lake Mary trail|
|Can we just sleep here?|
|Almost to Lake Mary|
|Wow! What a view.|
|Time for lunch|
|On the single-track trail heading down to Silver Lake|
Stop by the visitor's center if it is open for some fun activities for the kids.
To get back to your car at the Brighton Ski Resort parking lot, follow the main road going right.