The Haunted Hike In Utah That Will Send You Running For The Hills
Utah has plenty of places that people say are haunted. In most cases, the haunting stories are of people who have died and still linger, scaring the pants off the unwitting souls who stumble upon them. Here’s a hiking trail in one of Utah’s most beautiful places… but people have seen and heard some pretty creepy things along the Rock Canyon haunted hike.
I like to think that I don’t believe in ghosts…but I’ve never hiked this trail on a cloudy late afternoon. What do you think? Is Rock Canyon haunted? Tell us your stories about this place!
If you’re interested in visiting more of Utah’s haunted spots, take our haunted road trip.
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Rock Canyon Haunted Hike
What are the most haunted places in Utah?
After lacing up your boots and completing the Rock Canyon haunted hike, you might be curious to explore more haunted places in Utah. Luckily for you, there are many! Salt Lake City Cemetery is so old that it’s had plenty of time to collect unhappy spirits who’ve failed to move on to the afterlife. "Emo" will appear to you if you light a candle, circle his crypt three times, and then peer into it. The ghost of a small child has been seen here and is sometimes heard sobbing late at night.
Fort Douglas is another notoriously haunted site in Utah. The site of several suicides and murders in its early years between 1896 and 1901 and some of those spirits may haunt the cemetery and fort museum today. The ghost most often seen is the one nicknamed "Clem," who is a short, stocky man with a beard, wearing a Civil War-era uniform. He seems happy enough but tends to startle museum staff when he shows up unexpectedly.
Of course, we can't discuss haunted places in Utah without mention of Silver Fork Lodge. Guests at the Silver Fork Lodge at Brighton report feeling cold spots throughout the hotel, along with a general feeling of discomfort. Late at night, footsteps and whispers are supposedly heard right inside guests’ rooms. Staff reports objects being moved and electronics and lighting flickering and turning themselves on and off. Eerie!