We’re excited to get this website up and running to help inform and educate visitors, both new and old, to the Corner Canyon area. Over the years, many of us have either stumbled upon, heard from a friend or neighbor, or attended a running or biking event in Corner Canyon. No matter how you were introduced to the area, the more time you spend here, the more you love it. Somehow Corner Canyon has an almost addictive quality about it and most people can’t wait to squeeze in one more hike, walk with their dog or bike ride .
Winter activities in Corner Canyon
Now that winter is officially here, its not time to go into hibernation but time to do a little cross-training. So head on over to Rei or Sams Club and grab yourself a pair of snowshoes. Snowshoeing in Corner Canyon is a lot of fun and good workout as well. It’s interesting to see the tracks of all the wildlife that travels through to Canyon.
From what I’ve heard, its important to layer as you’ll probably need to shed some cloths as you start to work up a sweat. Rei usually has a class or two on snowshoeing which is very helpful for the beginners. Here’s a link to Rei Sandy that lists the classes on their home page. The classes are free and will be held on 12/19 and 1/16 at 7:00-8:30pm.
Little Valley Trail is now open
Corner Canyon Trails and Open Space Foundation has completed its first project on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail between Clarks bridge and Potato hill next to the creek. This has been a problem area for quite awhile and Alpine Trails has installed a wood retaining wall to shore up this beautiful part of the BST.
Corner Canyon Trails and Open Space Foundation- We are now accepting donations from individual and corporate donors to help fund new trails and improvements along with maintaining existing trails. You can now donate via Paypal or if you would like to mail a check, please make the check out to: DCF- Corner Canyon Trails. The address is: Corner Canyon Trails 11482 Autumn Hill Drive Sandy, Ut 84094
New Trails Update: The city has just completed a connector trail from the Maple Hollow Trailhead at Suncrest to Ann’s Trail. It is a multi-use trail approximately one mile in length. It starts just next to the Maple Hollow Downhill Trail and connects with Ann’s.
The city is working on an extension of the Canyon Hollow Trail from the first switchback to the bottom to the Silica Pit. The Canyon Hollow extension will junction with Rush near the bottom of Rush. There will be a minor realignment of the Rush Trail at the junction. The city will have signs up during construction so please be cautions.
Cool, Clean, Water- So you’re heading up from the Equestrian Center on the Lower Corner Canyon Trail and you turn up the fire road and a couple hundred yards in it dawns on you; you forgot to fill your water bottle. Well look to your right and there it is, a new water fountain. This water fountain is located on the fire road a little below the road that heads up to Canyon Hollow. There’s also a faucet to fill a container for your dog on those hot days.
We need your help: The Corner Canyon area is closed to all motor vehicles except on the Upper Corner Canyon Road when the gates are open. The Hog Hollow Road and all other dirt roads leading to Alpine and Highland are also closed to motor vehicles. This area was just purchased by Draper City for Open Space. Its only a matter of time until fire season gets here and the illegal vehicle access compounds the risk. There has been excessive abuse in all areas recently . If you see something, say something. It is very helpful to get a description and even better, a photo of a license plate of offenders. To report illegal behavior, call Dispatch at 801 840 4000. Thank you.
It’s Official, Corner Canyon just got bigger: See link Draper Purchase
Check it out- new homemade video called Rushing Hours
New Article in the Tribune: Dogs and the Watershed
Update: We’ve put up some leashes at most of the trailheads that visitors can borrow who may may have forgotten their leash at home. Its critical that all visitors with dogs use a leash so hopefully this will help.