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American Fork Canyon Loop: Snow Gauging Trail / Horse Flat Trail / Willow Hollow Trail / Salamander Flat

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There is an extensive trail system up American Fork Canyon and many of the trails connect. Click here for a map. Usually when the trails connect there are signs that tell you the names of the trail and the distance to the next intersection.

This morning we hiked around a loop across many trails to create a loop that was about 3 1/2 miles. It was beautiful and mostly easy with a bit of moderate.

Hikers, mountain bikers and occasional dirt bikers use these trails, so please be courteous. June is the perfect month for hiking in Utah! All the wildflowers are in bloom, everything is so green and the waterfalls have great flow!

Stats: Distance – 3.5 mile loop
Approximate hiking time – 1 to 2 hours
Elevation gain – 728 feet
Difficulty – Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Summit Trailhead and Altamont Campground
Seasons to hike – May – October
Permits needed – $6 fee paid at Ranger Booth (or National Parks Pass)
Pets allowed – Yes

You can park anywhere along the trail, but the largest lots are at the Summit Trailhead, Salamander Flat Trailhead and Altamont Campground.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/salamander-flat-willow-hollow-and-snow-gauging-loop

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