Hike Grandeur Peak
Utah › Church Fork Trailhead
Added by Rebecca Stubbs
See the entire Salt Lake Valley from the summitThis is a 6-mile roundtrip hikeBe CAREFUL of possible rattlesnakes on or near the trail during the summerDuration: 3 hours
This is the peak that can be seen from the valley located between Milcreek Canyon and Parleys Canyon. There are 2 trails that head up to this peak, but the one up Milcreek Canyon at the top of Church Fork is by far the more popular/enjoyable one (and the one described here). The other one heads straight up the face of the mountain.
It is a fairly straight forward hike and one of the easier peaks to summit around the Salt Lake Valley. The trail itself is well maintained and has a moderate incline nearly the entire way (gain of 2400 ft in elevation). Your legs will be burning by the time you reach the summit, but it is definitely doable for the average hiker. The trail is 6 miles round trip.
The entire Salt Lake Valley can be seen from the top. It is a great place to watch the sunset over the valley and the Great Salt Lake. On the way up you have have beautiful views of both surrounding canyons.
Warning: I have seen several rattlesnakes on/near this trail during the summer so be careful!
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The Place to be at Sunrise/Sunset
Ive made this hike at both sunrise and sunset before and it was absolutely breathtaking both times. Pretty steep hike if you come from the west trail. Ive also been rattled at by a rattlesnake at the top among the crags, so watch out for rattlesnakes!!! They are there!
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