Lambs Canyon is located off I-80 after passing through Parley’s Canyon, but before you reach Jeremy Ranch. Lambs Canyon is part of the county Watershed, and therefore, dogs are not allowed. There are multiple signs saying no dogs, and there was even a county sheriff patrolling the area as well, so don’t even attempt to bring them up here. This is probably why even though I’ve lived in Utah for 3 years, but never hiked here, was because I can’t bring my dog. But sometimes, you have to leave them at home, and since it was a very hot day, I felt ok to leave Charlie at home.
From SLC, head east on I-80 and take the exit for Lambs Canyon. At the stop sign, turn right, and drive 1.5 miles south until you reach the trailhead. Restrooms are available. This road is typically closed during winter, and reopens mid-May through mid-October.
Distance: 4 miles RT (to the ridge and back)
Elevation gain: 1,400 ft
Time: 2-4 hours
Dog friendly? No, dogs are not allowed on this trail
Kid friendly? Yes
The official TH sign is on your right, and parking is on the left.
The trail heads south for a few minutes, and is very well shaded.
However the trail quickly turns west, and you are exposed to the sun. It was VERY hot when we started hiking around noon, so it’s best to hike here in the early morning to beat the summer heat.
Tall pine trees lined part of the trail.
A collage of the 8 wildflowers seen on the trail.
You’ll work your way up a few switchbacks, and eventually you’ll climb enough elevation gain to see across the canyon.
The last section of the trail before reaching the ridgeline.
Looking a little more south, you can clearly see Mt. Raymond (the pointy peak to the left).
Lambs Canyon trail map looking South.
You can also hike to Lamb’s Canyon pass via Millcreek Canyon! This route is only 3.5 miles RT and is dog-friendly!
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