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Sunset Trail

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Highlights:

Beautiful walk up the canyon
Near:Farmington, UT
Scenery:
Distance:3 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:1156 ft
Hike Time:2 hours
Difficulty:Moderate
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back



Summary: Up Farmington Canyon is one of the great undiscovered trails of northern Utah. At about one and a half miles in length it is a comfortable hike and can be done most any time of year. The trail follows Farmington creek from the trail head up to Sunset camp ground. Sunset trail can be done as an up and back hike, from the top down and back or have someone pick you at the bottom. The canyon is a popular feeding area for deer and moose so be on the look out for all kinds of wildlife.
Trailhead: From I-15, take the Lagoon Drive/Farmington exit (#326 from the south or #327 from the north) and head East to U.S. Highway 106 (Farmington's Main Street). On Main Street, drive south towards town. Turn east on 600 North then turn north on 100 East (Skyline drive) follow this road up Farmington canyon to the end of the pavement. (Lat:40.9874 Lon:-111.79979)
Trail Guides for Sunset Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Ogden Ranger District 507 25th Street, Suite 103, Ogden, Utah 84401; 801-625-511
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Matty Ross, who has posted  26 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by Patti on 7/2/2011
loved this trail. have it to ourselves and that surprises me because its so beautiful and the river is so nice to cross over and enjoy. flowers were in bloom, but beautiful.

Reviewed by EC on 7/6/2009
We just did this hike today, started about 9am. It was already hot but the shaded areas were nice. The trail is pretty well maintained but it is narrow as someone else said, and you need to cross a stream a few times (there are enough rocks to step on so you don't get too wet). There were some wildflowers but not tons. You can hear the stream almost the whole time and spot it several places, which is pleasing. There are a few short steep parts. There are also a couple of abandoned old cars along the way. I can see how this could be a better hike for the waning hours of the day. Might even be more shaded at that time of day too.

Reviewed by Bruce on 8/10/2008
It was an ok hike...not much too it. The trail is gradual and very narrow which made it seem repetitive. There are a couple good photo ops but nothing spectacular.

Reviewed by Keith on 7/31/2006
This is our new favorite hike. We went late yesterday (7/30/06). Hike goes through goregous fields of wildflowers. At one point the hummerbirds seemed to be dive-bombing us. You can feel the vibration of their wings as they swoop and dive. Arrived at the top around 6. Beautiful views of Heber Valley. The sun was setting by the time me left. Spectacular. Not to be missed.


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