Big Cottonwood Canyon: Dog Lake (from Butler Fork)

Location: In Big Cottonwood Canyon southeast of downtown Salt Lake City

The prettiest part of the Dog Lake loop is probably the first two miles of the hike, along Butler Fork. Butler Fork meanders northward through a narrow canyon filled with dense groves of quaking aspen,
eventually emerging into a more open forest of Engelmann spruce and Douglas fir along the ridge above Mill Creek Canyon.
Setting: Mountainous
Length: 5 mile round-trip
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 1,680 feet
Time To Allow: 2-3 hours
Season: June to October