Parked at Colorow Rd just off of Wakara Way, followed one of the trails through the vegetation going east to pick up the BST then followed that north to the Mt Van Cott "trailhead" in the U overflow parking lot. Steep and dry, only saw two other pairs of hikers (but it was 95F outside), nice views from just below the summit. Took a slightly different route down that dumped me on the BST further north, about the same steepness as the "standard" route. Two hours for my leisurely round trip from car to summit and back.
Note for the parking on Colorow Rd: There are signs up saying parking is only allowed 8am-6pm.
Took the SW ridge up. Parked our car at the Nat. Hist. Museum. Beautiful day but a bit breezy. Temps in the 70s! Descended down the Mt. Van Cott trail to Red Butte Canyon. Easy early season climb.
Nice short hike to some fantastic views of the valley. Just in time for sunset!
Short but steep. Pretty views of the city.
Heidi Alexis and I ran up this one on a nice rainy night.
Nice day hike to get you up high.
Nice easy hike.
Hiked it in 1 hr 40 minutes with Lily. Pretty nice short hike close to the city.
quick hike to the top. nice view. beautiful snowy spring morning
Great hike for kids
6/25/12 Short hike 28 min up and 20 mins down. Took the Dog.
the only time I can remember, when I was a student at the U.
Again on 7 January 2020, almost 30 years later! Easy to access with the Red line TRAX.
Great quick hike. It was fun.
I like Cephalapod gulch the most, but did a hard run the other day up the northernmost of the ridges coming of the Bonny in 28 min up and 45 round trip. Sore legs the next day for sure!
Quick hike on a rainy day. Good view. Thought about continuing up, but the weather was deteriorating.
Nice quick hike with lots of wildflowers.
On a run from Ave Twins with Scott W.
My first mountain summit since moving to SLC. Good fun but not as good as big brother Beacon.
First time climbing Mt Van Cott. Winds 30-40 mph, snow immient, trail/summit clear. 42 minutes up/42 minutes down. Pretty much as advertised; short, brutish with a happy ending. Nice veiws.
Pretty quick and easy. Hiked up the rocky ridge and did a short loop down the other ridge.
#2 - 7/21/15 TRAIL RUN