Utah Hike of the week: Broads Fork Trail — Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Directions • From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 4.4 miles east, up the canyon, to the Mill B trail head. It will be on your right.

About the hike • Broads Fork Trail is steep but the meadows and views of the peaks are rewarding. From the trail head in the southwest corner of the Mill B parking lot, the trail climbs to a creek at 1.19 miles. At 1.6 miles is the first of two meadows with tall grasses and flowers if they are in season. The trail climbs again and there is another meadow at 2.42 miles. The trail goes through the meadow and turns left, leading to a Beaver pond at 2.53 miles. • Trail data

Find GPS coordinates and more at: http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=2391623 Destination Beaver Pond

Hiking time 3 1/2 hours

Round trip miles 5.16 miles

Elevation gain 2,082 feet

Difficulty Moderate

Trail head restrooms Yes

Dogs allowed No

Bikes allowed No

Fees No