Horizon ViewpointWendover, Ut
Amazing Views, Fresh Air, and Expansive
Length: 0.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 110 ft
Approximate Hiking Time: 30-60 min
Features: Amazing Views
Nearest Town: Wendover, Ut
Horizon Viewpoint looks out across the salt flats, Wendover, and the surrounding landscape. The view is so expansive that you can see the slight curvature of the earth. Simply incredible.
- Trail Condition 75% 75%
- Usage 50% 50%
- Trail Head Easy to Find 75% 75%
- Kid Friendly 100% 100%
1. Take a Break
The trail is easy to get to and enjoy as it is located within the bounds of the City of Wendover.
2. Big Views
The view from Horizon Viewpoint is simply breathtaking.
3. A View of Wendover
Horizon Viewpoint gets you right above Wendover. It’s such a unique experience to get an aerial view of Wendover against the backdrop of the desert and salt flats.
There is no official trailhead or parking area for that matter. Take Wendover Boulevard west for 3.6 miles and head around the hill on the eastside. This place is a frustrating maze of roads, but you need to be on the side of the hill facing Wendover. The road heads up the hill to the lookout point at the end. Ensure you park in a spot that’s safe to turn around.
Depending on where you park, reaching Horizon Viewpoint can be anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 miles round trip. Follow the road as it wraps around the hill.
There are 3 car pull-outs along the way that can be used for parking, passing other cars, or as viewpoints.
As you walk up the trail, check out some of the interesting geology and caves along the way. We didn’t see any animals on our hike, but are wondering what might live in these dug-outs?
At the top the road comes to a point. Stand here and gaze out over Wendover, the Salt Flats, and the surrounding landscape.
The view seems so expansive you can see the slight curvature of the earth. No wonder it got called Horizon Viewpoint!
Why is this hike easy?
If you have a high clearance vehicle it’s possible to drive quite far up the road making the actual hike pretty short. Even without driving up the road; the hike has a pretty steady ascent, is on a road that’s in reasonable condition, and is pretty short and sweet.
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