Rules & Trail Etiquette

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Remember to be courteous and aware as you enjoy the trails throughout Draper. When going downhill on any trail, it is courteous to yield to all uphill traffic, while bikers should yield to all other users in any direction. 

If you stop to enjoy the views, always step off the trail. If you are approaching a horse, let the horse and rider know you are coming by vocalizing your presence. This will help keep the horse from being spooked. Watch the video below for more trail etiquette tips.

What is not allowed in Draper City Open Space and Corner Canyon?

  • Camping
  • Campfire and/or open flames
  • Dogs in the watershed area
  • Hunting
  • Firearms, paintball guns, airsoft guns, and archery
  • Motorized vehicles, including remote control cars, golf carts, motorized scooters, ATVs, and dirt bikes
  • Smoking

Where am I allowed to take my dog?

Dogs are not allowed in the Corner Canyon watershed area, which includes above the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. 

Dogs are allowed on leash on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and any trails below it, starting from Hidden Valley Park in Sandy to Potato Hill Trail in Draper. They may also be on the Potato Hill Trail and any trails below it to the junction of Ann’s Trail.

Dogs are allowed off-leash in the West Bluff off-leash test area at 1455 E. Deer Ridge Drive. They may also be off-leash at the Dayland Dog Park and the Galena Dog Park.

Please note that dogs trained for and assisting a person with a disability, or dogs used in law enforcement or search and rescue work are permitted on all trails.

Are eBikes allowed?

Only Class 1 eBikes are allowed on the trails in Corner Canyon.

How do I access the hike for Lone Peak?

Access to Lone Peak can start from Jacob’s Ladder, which is accessed from the Peak View trail at the Peak View Trailhead. Other alternative access points for Lone Peak include the Cherry Canyon Logging Trail accessed from Orson Smith trailhead; the Hammagogs Trail from Alpine City; or the Sawmill Trail from Hidden Valley Trailhead in Sandy.

When do the gates to Upper Corner Canyon close?

As of July 1, 2020, the gates at Orson Smith are closed at all times to help reduce the risk of ignition and to allow access for the fire department in the event of a fire in the area.