Directions: Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir located in Salt Lake County, Utah. Their are two trailheads to the reservoir, Boulders, and Granite. The Granite Trailhead is a little longer but not as steep. The Granite Trailhead is just off 9600 South and a little east of Wasatch BLVD. The Boulers Trailhead is a half mile south of 9600 and just east of Wasatch BLVD.

Parking: The Granite Trailhead has two parking lots. The main parking lot narrows towards the back with no room to turn around. During busy times cars get easily jammed up. We recommend parking in the over flow lot which is just a little ways south on Wasatch BLVD.

Fishing: Due to how easy this hike is the reservoir is very popular for all ages. During warmer periods this reservoir gets very crowded. Due to the heavy amounts of pressure you can expect lots of kids throwing rocks in the water, and people swimming. This activity can make it difficult to fish.

Bell Canyon Reservoir catch and release only sign.

Fish Species: Cutthroat Trout

Fishing Regulations: Although not listed in the 2019 Utah fishing proclamation, there is a sign stating “catch and release, and artificial lures only”.

Nearby Areas to Fish: Bells Canyon Creek, Upper Bell Canyon Reservoir, Sandy Pond, Lake Hardy, Red Pine Lake, White Pine Lake, Lake Lillian, Lake Florence, Lake Blanche.

Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir