Overview23 July 1849: "One of Flack's oxen was left to die. The road this morning led over a low mountain. We had to double teams in crossing the summit. It is one mile of heavy hauling. After passing over the summit the descent is very steep and we had to lock both wheels".
Start where the early pioneers of Utah saw their first glimpse of the Salt Lake Valley. From your vehicle (or handcart company), one can hike north of Big Mountain Pass for a quick trip to Big Mountain and big views. This is the Great Western Trail so you can continue beyond if you have more time.