NileGuide Expert Says:
The Salt Lake Valley's unsung rim
84081 Salt Lake City,
Outside of City
NileGuide Expert tip:
If planning a visit to the Oquirrh Mountains, consider stopping by the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine for a tour of the world's largest open-pit mines.
When people talk about the mountains of Salt Lake City, they almost always talk about the Wasatch Mountains
. But if you look to the west, you can't help but admire the beauty of the Oquirrh Range. Though only about 1/5 the length of the Wasatch
, these beautiful peaks nevertheless stretch approximately 30 miles southward from the southern shores of the Great Salt Lake. Because this range stands a fair distance from Salt Lake City, it offers a much wilder, less-traveled environment to explore. Take a hike to Flat Top Mountain; at 10,620 feet above sea level, this is the topmost point of the Oquirrhs.