- Type: Hiking
NileGuide Expert tip:
Grandeur Peak is considered a relatively easy hike in the Wasatch, but keep in mind it does climb over 2000 feet to the summit. Seasoned hikers should have no problem with the hike but less conditioned hikers may need more breaks. The views attained are certainly worth the effort.
- Grandeur Peak is the easiest and most accessible of the prominent peaks that make up Salt Lake City's eastern skyline. The most popular route to the summit of Grandeur Peak is from the Church Fork trailhead, which begins at the Church Fork picnic area 3.2 miles up Mill Creek Canyon (from Wasatch Blvd).
The trail is well marked and easy to follow. The total length of the trail is 5.2 miles (out and back) with 2340 feet of elevation gain. The trail follows a stream for the first ½ mile and then cuts sharply west leading to a series of switchbacks that lead up to Mill Creek ridge. The trail follows the saddle to the summit and provides exceptional views of the entire Salt Lake Valley.
Don't forget to pack your camera, sunscreen, and plenty of water for your hike to the Summit. Average hikers can reach the summit of Grandeur Peak in 2-3 hours.
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