Welcome to Corner Canyon

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 .

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.

Donate Now

 

 

 

  

Trails Update

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.

Ann's muddy

 Old News Articles on Corner Canyon

Deseret News 1994

Salt Lake Tribune 2012

 

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 

Ksl article

 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

Little Valley is located on the other side of Traverse Ridge road from the Potato Hill Trailhead. To get there, you can park at Potato Hill and take the tunnel under Traverse Ridge and head a short distance to the Little Valley Trailhead. This new trail is great for families with kids who would like to go for a short hike. This trail is also great if you want to take your dog for a good hike through the woods. If you’re heading up to Peak View on your mountain bike, head through the tunnel and add this little loop onto your ride.

 

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.

Drapers Suncrest Purchase: 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.

 

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7 Responses to Welcome to Corner Canyon

  1. greg hilbig says:

    good job bill

  2. Brian Blumer says:

    Great site!
    One thing I would find helpful under “visitor info” is some specific information on how to get to Corner Canyon, parking options, etc. Personally, I know how to get to and park at the equestrian center near the new bike park (which is awesome, by the way), but I wonder how to drive to the dirt parking area where I’ve seen cars up at the top.
    Anyway, keep up the good work!

  3. John Riddle says:

    New website looks great! Looking forward to future news and updates about corner canyon.

  4. David Rohrer says:

    Nice Job – May I suggest a LOST & FOUND tab or dropdown to the menu? I just recently lost a black LIFE-LINK tool pouch on the trail to an from Bonni Shoreline trail on Wed 8/14 am. I am sure it would be returned if found. Just a thought, we have all experience the lost gear nightmare.

    Cheers D

  5. Jane Rackl says:

    Great Job on the website also the trails are amazing, Thanks to every one who worked so hard to make this happen.

  6. Robert Orme says:

    The trails in Corner Canyon are amazing. kudos to everyone involved in their construction and maintenance! I just can’t believe they are just moments from my home and work. If I lived anywhere else, I would happily drive for hours to ride those trails. We all just need to continue being respectful of all users so that we may all continue to enjoy them. It is especially important to be respectful of horses and their riders. Say “hay” and ask the rider whether they would prefer you walk or ride past them.
    I think many of us would be happy to donate toward trail construction and maintenance. Since a donation box would be quickly stolen, I would suggest that signs be posted at several key trail heads saying “If you enjoy these trails, please text RUSH to ##### to make a $10 donation for trail construction and maintenance”. I would likely do it almost every ride and I think I’m not alone. Those phone numbers could then be used to send out notifications of trail closures/cautions/ suggestions etc. I think the cost of those signs would very quickly be paid for in donations. Thoughts?

  7. Ilene Helfrich says:

    We went for a ride on the new horse trail from canyon hollow trail and loved it! Some parts were still muddy so we turned back and went around. Having the dedicated up and down for bike travel on the multi-use trails on the lower part has really increased the safety level for horses, they are much less likely to get scared from bikes when they go slower. Everyone we me was very polite and considerate of our horses and we definitely appreciated it! It was a beautiful day and great to see everyone out enjoying the weather and the wonderful area of corner canyon.

    I love what you’ve been doing in the canyon with the trails and making it more enjoyable for all, and including horses in those plans is greatly appreciated!

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