Holbrook Canyon, Bountiful Utah
Holbrook Canyon, a small mine prospect
About 1.24 miles round-trip
Bring 1 liter of water
Spring, summer, fall
Open year round
Shade is minimal
Trail is in good condition until you need to head up to the prospect which is bushwhacking.
Bring snacks as needed
Bring good hiking shoes and a bag for food and water, hat, sunglasses
A small mine prospect that is probably connected to the isinglass mine which is in the same canyon.
Trailhead: 40.881699°, -111.844443°
Holbrook Canyon Prospect: 40.882069°, -111.835011°
We hiked this trail in the middle of February because we were trying to find a different mine but instead found this little prospect.
The trail starts off in the parking lot just off from Bountiful Blvd near the Bountiful Temple. The Holbrook Canyon trail slopes down to meet up with the creek and it winds around about .5 mile until you need to head straight up to the prospect.
The canyon is really neat and it warrants further exploration as there may be other mines and prospects in the area.
The prospect is a little tricky to find. My friend and I found it on accident as we were looking for a different mine that we figured was in the area. We never found the mine that we were looking for but we did find the small prospect here.
Simply follow the Holbrook Canyon trail for a little more than 1/2 mile. There won’t be much direction after this point unless you are using the GPS coordinates that I posted in the section above. You will need to bushwhack up the mountain a hundred yards until you come to a small outcropping of rocks and the prospect will be there.
Head back down towards your vehicle.
The prospect is small but I enjoy documenting these small mines and prospects so people know that there are interesting places all over the hills to explore.