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Walk Soft: A Mindful Nature Hike

  • City Creek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 City Creek Canyon Road Salt Lake City, UT, 84103 United States (map)

Part guided meditation, part silent walking, part social group

Time spent in nature can be a wonderful way to release tension, improve health and cultivate creativity. But like much of life, the mind can race and an hour outside will slip away with hardly a moment of present awareness. 

Join a small group for a peaceful morning in City Creek Canyon where you will be given tools to help quickly ground yourself and stay connected throughout a hike. With just a little awareness, a regular exercise routine can be more fulfilling, safer, and rewarding.

This gathering will run from 8 am to 10:15 am, concluding with a light brunch and the energy to enjoy a full weekend.

Participants need to be able to walk 2 miles over varied terrain with very slight elevation gain and loss (up and down medium hills) over the course of 90 minutes; wear closed toe supportive walking or trail shoes, carry a bottle of water, sun protection, and any personal medications or items needed for safety and wellbeing.

Fee: $10 to cover costs

Saturday, June 17th, 8:00 am
Meet at City Creek Canyon Gate House 

Space is very limited; sign up quickly to reserve a spot.


About the facilitator:

Andrea Barlow is a Salt Lake native and has enjoyed a decade of hiking in City Creek Canyon. Introduced to mindful walking in 2011 by her teacher Thomas McConkie, Andrea has cultivated a deep love for nature and its power to heal and inspire. Corporate by day, Andrea is a volunteer gardener at Red Butte, YMCA board member and devoted aunt in her free time.


The only vehicle access to City Creek Canyon Park and Nature Preserve is from "B" Street and 11th Avenue to Bonneville Boulevard, a one-way street, to Canyon Road. Turn right at Canyon Road and go approximately 300 feet to the Canyon Gate House.