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The Silver Lake Loop Trail follows a boardwalk around Silver Lake. The boardwalk is provided to protect the wetland environment. Please stay on the boardwalk at all times. The trail provides access for fishing piers. The
Silver Lake Boardwalk accesses the Brighton Lakes Trail. The visitor's center has restrooms and a drinking fountain. Construction for an outdoor restroom facility was started Summer 1999 and should be completed for the 2000 season.

Directions: From Salt Lake City, Access #1: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center parking area across from the Brighton Store on the west side of the road. Trail begins behind the Visitor's Center (boarded walkway). Access #2: Same as above but follow the road around the circle to Majestic Lodge. Trailhead begins behind the lodge. Follow directions to Twin Lakes Reservoir and Silver Lake.

Elevation: 8,730 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,760 feet

Elevation Gain: 30 feet

Distance: 0.8 miles

Usage: Extremely Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

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