Salt Lake City: Bonneville Nunns Trail

Run, bike, or hike 10.4 miles out and back along a 14,000-year-old lake shoreline to fresh air and broad vistas in Provo Canyon.
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Run, bike, or hike 10.4 miles out and back along a 14,000-year-old lake shoreline to fresh air and broad vistas in Provo Canyon.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.4

Waypoints

BNP001

Location: 40.3375205993652, -111.609596252441

From south end of lot, go NE on paved trail under maples and Gamble oaks

BNP002

Location: 40.33837890625, -111.607902526855

Turn R onto Bonneville Shoreline Trail, a fairly steep climb on the base of Cascade Mountain; In .3 mi., scour cliffs on L to spot waterfall spouting off ledge

BNP003

Location: 40.3331489562988, -111.612091064453

Cross Falls Spring as it bubbles over creekbed; veer L @ Y ahead

BNP004

Location: 40.3295516967773, -111.614501953125

Straight @ dirt road; holes in canopy yield views of Pole Canyon

BNP005

Location: 40.3269882202148, -111.618202209473

Straight @ 3-way over fan-shaped gravel deposits left by Lake Bonneville, a giant prehistoric lake

BNP006

Location: 40.3222885131836, -111.619201660156

Straight @ 3-way

BNP007

Location: 40.3177108764648, -111.623397827148

R on dirt road for 230 ft., then L back onto trail lined by Oregon grapes

BNP008

Location: 40.3205490112305, -111.635200500488

Pass dirt lot on L, crossing Squaw Peak Trail; Provo and Utah Lake swing into view ahead

BNP009

Location: 40.3129653930664, -111.639106750488

Quick ascent over subtle saddle

BNP010

Location: 40.3014335632324, -111.639114379883

Ancient shoreline: From a lookout directly on top a preserved sections of Bonneville Bench, look across Utah Lake at the Lake Mountains to spot the bathtub ring that shows the high-water mark (5,100 ft.)

BNP011

Location: 40.2981262207031, -111.639587402344

Drop into Provo and pop out on Hillside Dr.; backtrack to car

Waterfalll

Location: 40.3331832885742, -111.612091064453

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River

Location: 40.3329048156738, -111.612243652344

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Canyon Walls

Location: 40.3320960998535, -111.612854003906

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Bonneville Trail

Location: 40.3272895812988, -111.618156433105

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