Clayfon Peak from Guardsman Pass is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Peak 10420 is both and out and back and loop trail at the top of Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Peak 10420 is a short but very steep trail. There is an elevation gain of about 930 feet in less than a mile. Spectacular views in all directions. You can loop around Bloods Lake or continue on to Clayton Peak.
What a great hike to bag a 10,000+ ft summit! Yes, this is a steep hike, but the trail is plenty wide and the views at the top are incredible. Did this about a week ago and there was a dabbling of snow at the top. The hike down (the south side) was a bit steep. My wife and I managed this hike with a 2 year old in a backpack and an 8 month old in a carrier.
Made this a loop by going down the south side of the summit (towards Clayton Peak) and dropping into the gulch below and passing by Bloods Lake.
Great hike with impressive views. The trailhead is very accessible from the Guardsmen Pass but as others have commented - it is steep right from the start. It is a short hike from the Guardsmen parking lot so we continued on to Clayton Peak (aka Majestic Peak). Clayton peak requires some scrambling over boulders but we had 4 thirteen year old boys in our group and they managed it no problem. You can also tack on a hike down to Lackawaxen lake and then Bloods lake. The top of Clayton provides amazing 360 views of the entire Wasatch range and sits in top of Brighton ski mountain and the Great Western Express comes almost to the top of Clayton.
Hiked this on the way to Lackawaxen Lake. Nice views
It's a really hard hike
Continue up to Clayton Peak by taking the trail on the left after you hit the "top" of this one. It's worth the extra uphill. It's a steep scramble, but short. Clayton Peak provides an incredible 360 view of Park City, Heber, Mt Timp, and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Actual hike time out and back for me was a little under 2 hours. Perfect for after work in the summer evening.
This was definitely a fun trail. I got slightly confused on the directions and mixed up with Clayton's peak, but found it. Dogs loved it and went in mid June and we were blessed with some fun snow for them. Making the loop down to the lake and connecting to the trail out back to the parking lot was a perfect loop. Moderate to hard depending on fitness level at the beginning with some good vertical.
Nice trail. Very strenuous uphill to the top although less than a mile. Once you get to the top continue left for the actual peak of 10420 (there is a rocky false peak on the right). The top is a great 3-4 square meter precipice and offers outstanding views of the top. The trail swings around the backside of the mountain and heads down to bloods lake. Instead, we opted to go straight down the bowl of the mountain on a "trail" that forced us to pick our way down/ perform switchbacks. It became a much tougher but more rewarding hike because of this. Strongly recommend.
This trail is straight up and very rocky for the first mile. Makes it more difficult than moderate, then eases out. Our goal was to go up and then around and down to Blood Lake. Heading down was beautiful, but going around the back of the point was very narrow and again, rocky. When you get near the creek and the trail splits, go up left. We went rocky and ended up below the lake and had to hike back up. Beautiful lake!
This is one of my absolute favorite trails! It's a steep climb but a short one. So worth it! Awesome views of Brighton, Park City and Midway. I like to continue on and hit Clayton Peak as well. Dogs are allowed but only on the east side of the mountain. Anything on the west side is water shed. Definitely make the loop around and come back via Bloods Lake. Such a pretty area!