Red Butte Garden and Arboretum has more than 100 acres of botanical gardens, and miles of hiking trails in the surround foothills. There’s a fragrance garden, an herb garden, a rose garden, a magical children’s garden, etc, etc, — it’s a beautiful place to spend the afternoon.
Beyond the landscaped paths and gardens, hiking trails wind through Red Butte Canyon. Although it was overcast, we had great views of Salt Lake City from the canyon overlook, at an elevation of about 5400′. What started as a dry and rocky hike became green and woodsy as we came down along the creek. I loved the oak tunnel we walked through at the end of the hike.