Tucked away in the foothills of Lone Peak is the Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir, and the Sandy City Bell Canyon Nature Park. This beautiful spot offers hikers and fisherman a secluded place to visit, close to home. Sandy City purchased 220 acres surrounding Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir to protect the watershed in this area and to create a nature park in the area. The nature park provides two trailheads to hike into the area, a public fishery at Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir, and trail access into the Lone Peak Wilderness Area via the Bell Canyon Trail. Hiking and Trailhead Information: There are two trailheads that provide access to the Bell Canyon area. Directions to both trailheads are provided from the intersection of Wasatch Boulevard and E. Little Cottonwood Rd. To get to this intersection from Sandy, continue going East on 9400 South as it turns in to E. Little Cottonwood Rd. The intersection with Wasatch Boulevard is at approximately 3400 East. Granite Trailhead The Granite Trailhead, located just East of the intersection of Wasatch Boulevard and E. Little Cottonwood Rd., provides 23 parking stalls and restrooms. The Granite Trail, which heads up to the reservoir, is a longer but not as steep trail as the Boulders Trail. The trail to the reservoir is .71 miles long and has a vertical gain of 560 ft. Boulders Trailhead The Boulders Trailhead is located .6 miles south of the intersection of Wasatch Boulevard and E. Little Cottonwood Rd. on the East side of Wasatch Boulevard, on the North side of the entrance to the Boulders at Bell Canyon housing development. The Boulders Trailhead has about 20 parking stalls. The Boulders Trail up to the Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir is shorter and steeper than the Granite Trail. The trail to the reservoir from this trailhead is .5 miles long and has a vertical gain of 578 ft.
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