Mineral Basin

Highland, Utah (Utah County)

Last Updated: 06/01/2018
5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Mineral Basin
Another amazing trail in the Wasatch Mountains, Mineral Basin takes you some incredible sights and a lot of historical points. After completing Lower Mill Canyon or Baker Fork Road, this trail will give you the challenge and excitement that you were looking for. Mines are everywhere around these hills as well as wildlife. Moose, porcupine, and deer are often seen in the area. In the heat of the summer, this is a great trail to cool off a little. In the fall, the mountains are on fire with all of the leaves changing color. There are many reasons this trail will quickly become a favorite!

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts to the left (west) of the sign.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Highland, Utah

Follow UT 92 east until you take a left on UT 144. Continue on UT 144 for 2.5 miles until you pass Tibble Fork Reservoir. After the parking lot by the lake, the road will U-turn uphill to the left, or you can continue straight to the dirt parking lot. This is the air down lot and the trailhead for Lower Mill Canyon. You must then complete Lower Mill Canyon.



Trail Reviews (6)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Has there been any more information avaliable about going past the Snowbird property line?
–Will Thaler (09/05/2020)
–Ken Crawford (10/29/2020)
–TJ Bosworth (09/05/2020)

Writer Information

TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he's only been off-roading since he was 16 but fell in love immediately. He attended college in Denver for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and wheeled in Colorado for 4 years, but ended up moving back home to Salt Lake City. He currently works in an off-road shop and spends his free time doing anything he can to stay busy, which is usually working on his jeep or playing music. Outside of off-roading, he is an avid whitewater rafter and outdoor cook. Camping at least every other weekend in any season is a normal year. The further from civilization, the better. Bring on the memories!
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