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Holbrook Canyon Prospect – Bountiful Utah
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Overview
Location

Holbrook Canyon, Bountiful Utah

Sights

Holbrook Canyon, a small mine prospect

Distance

About 1.24 miles round-trip

Parking Lot Elevation

5158 ft

Summit Elevation

5486 ft

Elevation Gain/Loss

328 ft

Time Required

<1 hour

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring 1 liter of water

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Shade is minimal

Trail Condition

Trail is in good condition until you need to head up to the prospect which is bushwhacking.

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

None

Camping

None

Food

Bring snacks as needed

Equipment

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.

GPS Coordinates

Trailhead:  40.881699°, -111.844443°
Holbrook Canyon Prospect:  40.882069°, -111.835011°


Trail Map


Driving Directions


The Trail:

Holbrook Canyon

Large retaining wall to the right

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.


Holbrook Canyon

Looking up Holbrook Canyon

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.


Holbrook Canyon

The prospect goes in about 8 feet

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.


The Return:

Head back down towards your vehicle.


Personal Thoughts:

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.

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Difficulty is basically the length, duration and stress of the Trek.  If the Trek is really long then it will receive a higher rating. If the Trek is short then it won't receive that high of a rating. However, difficulty rating also includes how tired we were at the end of the Trek.

Technicality is how strenuous the Trek is. If there is lots of bouldering or if there is bushwhacking involved then the rating will be higher. Technicality also includes if there are steep inclines or the need for ropes and other equipment.

Enjoyment is strictly how much fun we had doing the Trek. Regardless of how tired and exhausted we were, if we had a ton of fun doing the Trek then it will receive a higher rating.

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Jeff Johnson
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