The Granite Lakes Loop Hike is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS is useful in identifying waypoints and verifying your location. Good map reading skills are helpful. It should be noted that the USGS maps are not accurate for trails in this area. Numerous trails including the Granite Lakes Loop are not shown correctly. The trails are correctly located on the map provided. This route is suitable for beginners and rated 1 II using the Yosemite Decimal System.
Big Cottonwood Canyon is within Salt Lake City Watershed, therefore special restrictions apply and are strictly enforced. No domestic animals (dogs, cats, horses) are permitted in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
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