Frary Peak Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until September.
Hiked this yesterday. The first mile of the hike was surprisingly steep. Although we continued to gain elevation after the first mile, it was more gradual. The final crossing to the summit looked quite difficult when we got there. I was ready to turn around, but my husband encouraged me to keep going. The trail is quite narrow at that point and you are walking across a fairly steep incline. There is snow on that part of the trail in certain areas and we had to be very careful. Another hiker coming back from the summit warned us about the snow and told us to put on our microspikes. We did, and we were very glad. Once we reached the summit it was all well worth it. There is a lot of really interesting geology on the hike. I love to take pictures of textures we find when we are hiking, and there were SO MANY on this trail. Also, the possibility of running into Bison on the trail makes it very exciting - we didn't see any Bison on the trail (lots of poop though) but did see 3 when we got back down and were driving out...in fact, one came very close to our vehicle. Today I am definitely a little sore from the hike, but we loved it and would do it again. We plan to go back with our kids and take them on the cutoff to Dooley's Knob.
Challenging hike, with plenty of steep terrain. First 7/10th is steep, and the last 1/2 is as well. There is no shade or any protection from the elements anywhere, so if you are hiking this in the summer, bring tons of water. Be prepared for quick weather changes and lots of wind.
Lots of variety, great views and very immersive!
No shade, bring lots of water.
Hike this trail and plan to be at the peak for sunset. Well worth it.
Don't do this on a 90+° day, you'll hate yourself. The incline is pretty unrelenting, especially the first and last half mile. Totally worth it, though. Views the entire way are stunning.
This hike is steep and 95% in the sun, best to start early in the morning. Make sure to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and plenty of water. The views at the top are fantastic! We took the route to the right of the radio station at the top to avoid scrambling along the ridge (adds another mile or so each way). We did the hike in about 2.5 hours up and took plenty of quick breaks along the way.