Ever wanted to conquer Mt. Olympus but haven’t gotten to it yet? We’re here to check it off your bucket list!
Cotopaxi Hiking Club is kicking off this summer with hikes every other week. Join us in exploring all that Salt Lake City and the Wasatch trail systems have to offer. Make new friends, see new things, and get moving. Because when you’re moving, you’re winning.
We want our hikes to bring individuals together through a mutual appreciation of the outdoors and hiking. We welcome all abilities and age levels, but please be conscious of the hike difficulty and length to make sure it is fitting for you! Each hike will explore a different trail in the Salt Lake Valley, ranging in length, difficulty and elevation gain.
About this hike:
Come check out the blooming wildflowers and views overlooking the Wasatch and Salt lake Valley with us! Mount Olympus is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located off Wasatch Blvd. With a hard difficulty rating, this is a steep, Class 3, climb up 4,000 ft to the peak.
*Please note this trail will demand a lot of physical movement and you will quickly be climbing elevation. It will take a few hours so plan accordingly with water, snacks, apparel and check the weather! Dogs are welcomed on the trail. We will meet at the Mount Olympus Trail parking lot (5477-5499 Wasatch Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84124) between 6:00a-6:30a with a planned departure of 6:45a.
A Cotopaxi staff member will stay at the Mount Olympus trailhead cooking up some burgers + brats + veggie dogs to refuel after our feat. (Weather permitting) Being mindful of our impact on the trail, space is limited so please register via Eventbrite so we can be sure to save you a spot and a burger!
Summer Hiking Schedule:
July 12th • 7:30p | Sunset Living Room Hike
-Meet at 7:15 at the Natural History Museum of Utah
July 25th • 6p | Hike with Cotopaxi Ambassadors to Desolation
Trail Overlook – Millcreek Canyon ($3 Park Fee)
-Meet at 5:30p at Olympus Cover Park and Ride (3900 Wasatch
Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) or at Desolation Trailhead at
August 2nd • 6p | Hike to Lake Solitude -Big Cottonwood Canyon
-Meet at 5:45p at Silver Lake Visitor Center (8073 Big
Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Brighton, UT 84121) Bring headlamp.
Grill out post hike.
August 13th • 6:30a | Day Hike to Mount Olympus
-Meet at 6:15a at Mt. Olympus Parking Lot (5477-5499
Wasatch Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84124). Bring the 10 essentials!
Grill out post hike (Weather permitting)
August 23rd • 6p | Hike to Dog Lake via Mill D North Fork Trail – Big Cottonwood Canyon
-Meet at 5:45p at Mill D North Fork trailhead (10011 Big
Cottonwood Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84121) Bring
headlamp. Grill out post hike.
*Please remember to bring your essentials when you come to hiking club and be prepared for the level of difficulty + weather – Check this page out for essentials you may need: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html *
SEE YOU AT THE TRAIL!