The Living Room is one of the most popular hikes in Salt Lake City, and this is not its first appearance as The Tribune's Hike of the Week. But the routes have changed over the years, and May is such a lovely time to get into the Wasatch foothills. There were loads of flowers when I visited, with many more buds to open. There is no bad time to take in the view from the overlook where flat rocks have been arranged into sofas and armchairs. Sunset is beautiful but may be crowded.
Directions • From Foothill Drive near the University of Utah, take Wakara Way northeast to Colorow Drive, the final intersecting road before the Natural History Museum and Red Butte Garden. Turn southeast on Colorow Drive and park along the road. The trailhead is about 0.3 mile from Wakara.