Mount Wire from Pioneer Park

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Mount Wire from Pioneer Park is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

3.7 miles 2211 feet Out & Back

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Mt. Wire is one of the prominent foothill peaks due east of downtown Salt Lake City. Atop Mt. Wire is an old airway beacon, which you can climb should you desire an extra 25 feet of elevation. While Mt. Wire is a relatively low elevation peak, it is an outstanding spring hike of over 2,000 vertical feet with incredible views in every direction, rampant wildflowers, and wildlife that includes the occasional rattlesnake or mountain lion. In most years the peak can be hiked free of snow in April, and is an excellent tune up for the bigger mountains. This is the shorter of the two trails to the peak

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little peak. This trail is VERY steep. I came up the living room side and down the steep side which made for a nice loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Except for the lower section it's a steep climb to the top with great views. There are many trails and trail junctions all around the lower section but I have a recorded track from the Wasatch Mountain club that help me from taking the wrong trail. Used the map editor on the web and downloaded the track to follow on my smartphone while recording my own track.