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 .
Weekly Hike Series starting May 4th. Call Julie Kilgore for details 801-244-3323.
Come out and explore the south end of the valley. It’s easy to get to Draper on TRAX so this year we will meet in the parking lot of last Draper TRAX stop. One train arrives as 5:49 and another at 6:04. Either will do. Then the group will carpool the trailhead with those of us already down south. Trains head back to Salt Lake as late as 10:30 and we won’t be out that long! The Draper hikes are geared toward newcomers or those who just want a more relaxed pace, and would be suitable for kids about 12 or older. Dogs on leash are ok for most hikes, though occasionally we’ll have a hike that goes through a watershed and those will be posted as such.
|Meeting Place:||Draper Town Center UTA Trax parking lot (enter from 12300 South at about 1200 East)|
|Meeting Time:||6:00 pm|
|Web Link:||Blue Line Trax Schedule|
“Unified Fire Authority will be routinely driving this Polaris in Corner Canyon and other trail areas. UFA are using this new Polaris to become more familiar with the area. As more people are getting out and using trails, it’s good to know the firefighters will have a better understanding of how to locate visitors in the event they need help.
*See Upcoming Events section for upcoming races.
*See new Lost and Found Section at top.
Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us get the word out. We did very well this year ranking 25th out of 229 in the Small Nonprofit category. Below is our donation link for anyone who missed the event and would like to donate. Thank you.
When trails are muddy, please back off and use the south facing trails such as Gasline, Upper Corner Canyon, Rattler and Lower Ghostfalls. This will help protect the other trails until they’re dry. Thank you.
Old News Articles on Corner Canyon
REI supports Corner Canyon Trails Foundation
REI recently awarded a grant to help support our efforts to build new trails and make trail improvements in Corner Canyon. Please let REI know how much you appreciate their support.
Important Trail Change Update
Clarks Trail is Now One-Way Up for Bikes
Three principals of trail etiquette
Red Potato Trail
We have recently completed the new Red Potato Trail that heads down from Potato Hill to the Bst heading towards Red Rock. This now allows visitors to park at the Red Rock Trailhead, which is off of Mike Weir Drive, instead of the overcrowded Coyote Hollow Trailhead and climb this new trail up to Potato Hill. This is a great new trail and was funded by the Corner Canyon Trails Foundation.
Little Valley Loop
Corner Canyon Trails and Open Space Foundation
Our first project of 2014 is a new bridge abutment on both sides of the bridge located on the Bst right next to where we installed the retaining wall last year. Unfortunately, the dirt beneath the bridge was eroding away so this new improvement will protect the bridge for many years to come.
We are also working on completing the first Ada friendly trail located at Potato Hill with a short retaining wall to support the downhill side of the trail. We are also installing a retaining wall at the beautiful overlook of the valley to enlarge the viewing area.
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2014 New Trails Update :
CycleCross coarse– Equestrian Center
Red Potato Trail- Red Rock to Potato Hill
Little Valley Beginner Trails
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.
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.