Great Western Trail (Guardsman Pass to Clayton Peak) is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Midway, UT and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until September.
This trail offers great views, the trail takes you up and down in many areas. The gravel/dirt is very loose coming down.
Fun, challenging, short day hike with excellent views. The trail is rough and can be loose in places. I recommend trekking poles. Encountered significant amounts of mosquitos!
Loved it! The view was breathtaking and there were plenty of options to take other side trails. I look forward to exploring this area again.
Just did this one again about a year after I did it the first time. I loved it even more, even though the wind was raging and it was hard to stand upright at the peak without being blown over. Fantastic views in all directions. If you have some extra time head down to Lackawaxen Lake after the peak. There is a clear trail to the lake. It's not far after you get to the saddle between Clayton and Peak 10420. Very secluded and pretty. Well worth the extra 10 minutes to get to the lake.
Did this one September 20, 2014. I love this hike! You get two peaks for the price of one. It's a short hike but pretty steep. Take the path on the right at the Guardsman Pass parking lot. You'll go up and over Peak 10,420 and continue on to the saddle between that peak and Clayton Peak and right on up. A bit of boulder hopping near the summit of Clayton but nothing too scary or tricky. You'll see the Mount Majestic ski lift from Brighton on the west side of the peak. Lovely view in all directions from the summit. Well worth the elevation gain.
Very steep but amazing view !