We love when blankets of snow cover the ground but we're already daydreaming about spring and summer. We've found the perfect spot to hop into the new season. Utah's boardwalk hike will take you around a beautiful lake. Plus, it's super easy.

Silver Lake Loop Trail is only about one mile in total and can be found in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It's only a two-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

During winter conditions, the trail is closed, so we recommend visiting in spring, summer, and fall.

After snowmelt, the fields are filled with blooming flowers, making for the most amazing photo opportunities. With over 100 species of plants and wildlife, it's the best place for an outdoor enthusiast. 

The best time to see wildflowers is in late July and through the end of August. 

There's no fee to visit here and it's pet-friendly too. 

The trail is flat and loops around Silver Lake. If you want stunning views with more of a challenge, you can opt to take Twin Lakes, Lake Solitude, and Brighton Lakes Trail. 

The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and there are restrooms and picnic tables at the trailhead. Why not pack a lunch and have a relaxing day out with your boo?

It's possible to see a moose while you're out exploring. If you do, it's best to avoid them as much as possible. 

Whether you're looking for your next adventure or want some stunning views, this easy boardwalk trail will give you the best of both worlds.

If you're wishing for warmer weather, why not check out this underground hot spring? It's the best place to go if you're tired of winter already. 

Silver Lake Loop Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approximately 1-mile loop

Address: Silver Lake, Utah

Why You Need To Go: You can see wildflowers and a beautiful lake on this easy trail this spring. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment, and refrain from picking flowers as it prevents them from growing the following year.