Mount Van Cott Climber's Log

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neotoma - Aug 16, 2020 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2020

Short and steep  Sucess!

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.


BKiser90 - Apr 8, 2017 2:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2017

Beautiful March  Sucess!

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.


edge - Apr 9, 2016 1:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2016

nice'n'easy  Sucess!

Nice short hike to some fantastic views of the valley. Just in time for sunset!

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 9, 2015 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2015

Van Cott  Sucess!

Short but steep. Pretty views of the city.


kteichert - May 25, 2015 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2015

Night Run  Sucess!

Heidi Alexis and I ran up this one on a nice rainy night.


Crystalcarpenter - Dec 13, 2014 6:21 pm

Gorgeous Hike  Sucess!

Nice day hike to get you up high.


scgrant - Oct 19, 2014 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Van Cott  Sucess!

Nice easy hike.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Mar 23, 2014 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

Nice Short Hike  Sucess!

Hiked it in 1 hr 40 minutes with Lily. Pretty nice short hike close to the city.


dstevenson0204 - Mar 23, 2013 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013

nice hike  Sucess!

quick hike to the top. nice view. beautiful snowy spring morning

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 29, 2012 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

Good short one!  Sucess!

Great hike for kids


Mooner - Jun 25, 2012 3:51 pm

Up I Go

6/25/12 Short hike 28 min up and 20 mins down. Took the Dog.


utahjimk - Nov 25, 2011 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1989

good old days  Sucess!

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.


Crystalcarpenter - Nov 8, 2011 2:29 pm

Quick hike  Sucess!

Great quick hike. It was fun.


apachedino - Oct 27, 2011 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

3 ways  Sucess!

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!


voxnihili - Jul 6, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Rainy Day  Sucess!

Quick hike on a rainy day. Good view. Thought about continuing up, but the weather was deteriorating.


ZeeJay - Jun 21, 2011 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice quick hike with lots of wildflowers.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Apr 21, 2011 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011

Foothill  Sucess!

On a run from Ave Twins with Scott W.

ldangerm - Jan 17, 2011 3:13 pm

First   Sucess!

My first mountain summit since moving to SLC. Good fun but not as good as big brother Beacon.


Fleshj27 - Nov 19, 2010 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2010

November Hike  Sucess!

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.

Wisemtn - Sep 30, 2010 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2010

Small Loop  Sucess!

Pretty quick and easy. Hiked up the rocky ridge and did a short loop down the other ridge.

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