The Great Western Trail is a continuous cross-country trail stretching from Canada to Mexico, through Idaho, Utah and Arizona. The trail is a combination of single-track trails and dirt roads, traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in Utah and Wasatch County.
Through Wasatch County, the trail follows the county line atop the ridges and peaks of the Wasatch Mountains offering breathtaking panoramic views and overlooking fascinating historic mining areas. The trail continues south, skirting Mount Timpanogos wilderness area , then drops into the forested South Fork of Provo Canyon.
From there, it climbs to Strawberry Ridge overlooking Strawberry Reservoir. Wildlife is abundant along the length of this route. Difficulty is moderate to advanced where the trail traverses some challenging terrain.