The Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge is popular destination in Draper. My favorite path to take is from Hidden Valley Park. It is a bit longer than the shortest route from Orson Smith Park, but far more beautiful. It gets a lot of sun, so in the winter it’s almost always icy and slippery, so you’ll want to take microspikes. It is also very beautiful year round. The trail begins at Hidden Valley Park. You can either head directly east from the parking lot to join the higher level Bonneville Shoreline Trail, or head through the walking trails section of the park and then take the connection, which is what is shown here.
Last year it had many of the fall leaves and a little snow. This year there was a lot more snow.
This section of the Bonneville Shoreline trail is lovely! There are constant city views since you are on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley.
I love that it also has cool rock, including a little tunnel.
There is a little loop you can take that goes behind the bridge. The Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge looks different from different angles.
The bridge looks pretty framed with snow.
Too see what this trail looks like in other seasons and to learn more details, click here.
Other winter hikes nearby are Rocky Mouth Falls, Bells Canyon Lower Reservoir and Waterfall, and Alien Tower.