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Dr. Nielson’s Favorite Area Hikes


If you know Dr. Nielson personally, you know that one of his favorite things to do is hike! Near, far, long, short, summer, winter, you name it, he’ll hike it! We thought it would be fun to spotlight some of his favorite local trails for you to try or to experience again. Next week, we’ll ask him about his go-to out of town hikes, in case you need some extra adventure.


First off, Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitors Loop. This trail system offers easy to moderate trails accessible any time of year and are mostly tree lined. They range in duration from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Here is the link to see the map of the available hikes, recommendations, and current weather forecast in the park. Discover | Utah State Parks


Second, and no less awesome, is the Dutch Hollow Enchanted Forest Trail. It’s on the more difficult side and stretches just over a mile. Hikes in this area are best in the early or late season, as they tend to be open, dusty and hot. Here is the link to the map of all your Dutch Hollow Trail options. WasatchMountain_dutchhollowbro.pdf (utah.gov)


Third is the Deer Creek Trail running along the west side of Deer Creek Reservoir. It is a fully exposed trail, also best hiked in early and late season, which means it is currently the best time of year to give it a try! It’s beautiful and accessible even when it is cold and a little snowy. Here is the link: Deer Creek Trail | Utah State Parks


Hiking is one of those activities that strengthens the body, mind, and spirit. The beauty, the fresh air, and the physical exercise make it one of the best! Keeping your body in shape and strong is SO important for the lifestyle we’re all hoping to keep as the years pass. It’s amazing how in the blink of an eye, we’ve gone another spin around the sun. So, from all of us here at Midway Advanced Chiropractic, we wish you a wonderful week and encourage you to get out and explore your own backyard today... and let us know if Dr. Nielson's picks are yours, too!



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