Friday, September 11, 2015
Dimple dell park Wrangler trailhead
My sister and I found this trail a year ago but didn't get around to doing it until just recently. And I am so glad I did. Unlike most of the trails that I have done this one is not on a mountain, it is in the city. It is a lot like the trails in southern California; no more than 5 minutes to get to a trail.
The trail was a mix of dirt and asphalt depending on what part you were on, and since it is in the city sometimes you can look to any side and see houses, and yet it is secluded with a gorge and different forage rehabilitation projects. In fact the area is so secluded that there is an ancient pit house somewhere on the trail that was just recently discovered. Last April the salt lake tribune wrote an article about it, but they withheld the location of the site to protect it from people who would vandalize it, and once they are done excavating they plan to rebury it to protect it from the danger of the elements. I don't know if it has been covered back up yet, but if it hasn't I would love the chance to see it. If you want to read more about it I'll leave the link at the bottom.
This may not have had quite as many sights to see as some of the mountain trails but it had some other cool features like a tree with a hand made swing, and random picnic tables that are covered in unkempt trees and weeds. I definitely want to go back and do more exploring of it sometime soon.
If you are looking to check it out yourself the trailhead we used was 10400 South 1300 East
Sandy, Utah. but there is another trailhead that you could use, it is: 2900 East Mt. Jordan Road or
10000 South 2700 East.
This is the website about the ancient pit house.