Hike Grandeur Peak

6 Miles Round Trip - Out-and-Back Trail

Church Fork Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Rebecca Stubbs

See the entire Salt Lake Valley from the summit. This is a 6-mile roundtrip hike. Be CAREFUL of possible rattlesnakes on or near the trail during the summer. Duration: 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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6 Miles
Out-and-Back Trail

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Refuel at Mill Creek Cafe on 3300 S and get the smothered breakfast burrito...or anything else on the menu, this place is good!

Jeff Johnson

almost 5 years ago

Excellent go to hike i you just want to get out of about for a few hours.