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Large Flag in Little Willow Canyon in Sandy

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There is a large flag hung in Little Willow Canyon in Sandy, Utah from July 4 – July 24. You have a great viewpoint from Hidden Valley Park of the 30’x60′ flag!

Each year since 2012 Harold Haugen and 10-20 of his friends and neighbors hike up to hang this 50 lb. flag at the mouth of the canyon from Independence Day to Pioneer Day.

You can see it along Wasatch Boulevard as you drive past Hidden Valley Park (2860 East and about 11500 South), but can get a better view if walking along the paved section of the Hidden Valley Trail or the Bonneville Shoreline route to the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge.

This flag is large, but if you want to see an enormous flag, check out the flag in Grove Creek Canyon for a week starting on Independence Day. Instead of 60′ long, it’s 150′ long! There is also a huge flag hung in Coldwater Canyon in North Ogden from November 2-11. Over the week of September 11, there are 3,300 flags in Sandy’s Healing Field and a large flag in Rock Canyon in Provo.

Here is one more image of the flag in Little Willow Canyon.

Distance – 0 – 3 miles round trip (can be seen from parking lot)
Approximate hiking time – 0-2 hours
Elevation gain – 0 – 500 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved and well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At trailhead
Seasons to see – July 4 – July 24
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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