- In Little Cottonwood Canyon southeast of downtown Salt Lake City
- 7.5 mile roundtrip
- 4 hours
- Elevation Change:
- 2050 feet
- June to October
DescriptionThe trail to Maybird Lakes leaves the Red Pine Trail about 2.5 miles from the highway, or about one mile down from Red Pine Lake. The Maybird Trail branches to the west, crossing Red Pine Fork on a narrow wooden bridge just after Red Pine Trail first meets the creek. It then follows a fairly level route for about 0.5 mile in a westerly direction before turning south again for the assent through Maybird Gulch to the three tiny Maybird Lakes.
The first lake is about 1.3 miles from the Red Pine trail junction at an elevation of 9,660 feet, and the second and third lakes are situated a quarter of a mile further up the gulch. The lakes are all small, only 100 to 150 feet across, and the trees surrounding them are stunted. The gulch is filled with the breakdown of the nearby cliffs, and there is not enough soil to support a more luxuriant forest.