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Dog Lake (Big Water) Trail
Bikes are allowed on this trail ONLY on even-numbered days!
|After the first 1-1/2 miles, the Big Water trail separates
from the Upper Mill Creek Canyon (Great Western) trail. Fork right. The Dog Lake trail becomes a bit steeper and
rougher, but still not too tough. About a mile later, the Little Water trail
crosses. Keep straight, or take the slightly steeper but shorter Little
Water by forking R uphill. The trails rejoin. All trail intersections are
marked with signs.
Dogs are allowed on Mill Creek Canyon trails, but don't take Fido over the ridge into Big Cottonwood Canyon! About 150 feet past Dog Lake, dogs are absolutely outlawed.
The trail continues past Dog Lake over the ridge into Big Cottonwood Canyon, to join the Mill D North Fork trail, from which you can head up to Desolation Lake, or drop down to the Big Cottonwood road near Reynolds Flat.
|Getting there: Get to Foothill Blvd on the east bench of Salt Lake City
via I-215. Exit at 39th South. Take 3800 South eastbound into the Canyon. Drive all the
way to the top of the canyon, where the Big Water Trail parking area will be obvious at
GPS N 40° 40.922' W 111° 38.914'.
(Note: The gate to upper Mill Creek Canyon is open to cars July 1 to November 1. Mountain bikes are only allowed on upper Mill Creek trails on EVEN numbered days!)
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Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.