The Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge is located on the east side of Draper in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. It is typically accessed from the Orson Smith Trailhead. The bridge spans 185 feet across Bear Canyon and connects the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The bridge was designed and constructed by Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. Inc. and paid for by donations from residents and friends of Draper City. This bridge is dedicated to Clark Naylor and associates who started building Draper trails some 50 years ago.
Parking: Please follow posted parking signage as it will be enforced. Do not park in travel lanes on Highland Dr. If your car is over the line on the road, do not park there.
Be aware of rattlesnakes: As of May 11, 2020, we have received many reports of rattlesnakes in the area. To be safe, wear closed-toed shoes while hiking, be aware of your surroundings, and look carefully where you place your hands and feet. Remember to never try to poke, handle, corner or harass a snake. Be sure to warn others if they are around. Learn more safety tips.