Box Elder Peak Trail

HARD 33 reviews

Box Elder Peak Trail is a 10.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

10.5 miles
4908 feet

dog friendly




nature trips



horseback riding



wild flowers





1 hour ago

Beautiful hike! Easy to follow trail and lovely view.

17 days ago

Great views of Lone Peak, Timp, and Utah, Salt Lake, and Wasatch counties.

You pay your dues on the hike from the saddle to the peak, and that seems to keep the crowds away. There's a good chance you'll have the views all to yourself!

20 days ago

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22 days ago

1 month ago

Need to summit this!

1 month ago

1 month ago

The trail from saddle to ridge is hard!! Straight up which means straight down. Was not mentally ready for the difficulty getting to ridge. Ran out of water but had my filter for the first water crossing down. This elevation gain is going to make Mt. Whitney in CA a piece of cake. Great training hike along with Mt.Olympus. Kris Tabler

1 month ago

The last bit from the saddle to the peak is pretty tough. Trail is fairly easy to follow all the way to the top and as of July 3 2017 there's almost no snow left to get in the way. Bring plenty of water unless you plan on melting snow. Views are incredible. This is the perfect early season alternative to Timpanogos while it's still snowbound.

1 month ago

Amazing hike. The second half was steep but well worth it-the views were incredible. Took my group 6 hours of hiking at a decent pace.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Still a little snow that you have to cross in places. Had to turn back .3 miles from the top on account of time. The views would have been better if most of the surrounding peaks hasn't been covered in clouds. The views all along the trail was amazing

3 months ago

7 months ago


10 months ago

This hike is tough. Lots of incline going up from the parking area. This is marked hard for a reason. Also this hike says 7.9 miles but when I tracked it, came out to about 9.1 miles so I don't know whats going on there. Me and another person completed this in 5 hours but we were trucking the 2nd half. Speaking of 2nd half, the trail is very narrow and sometimes its difficult to know which is the trail and which is not lol. I would highly suggest doing this trail tho, the views were Amazing and it was not very trafficked so it was very peaceful.

11 months ago

This hike is awesome. One of my favorites in any of the wasatch canyons. Highly recommend this hike.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Awesome hike. Start early so it's cooler. Areas that get really steep. Phenomenal views the whole entire time you're going. Up is fun, down is pretty awful not going to lie. Steep areas are pretty slippery on the way down. Make sure you have good shoes and plenty of food and water! Hard....but 110% worth it!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Whatever you don't attempt box elder peak via phelps trail from dry canyon, right now there is just a wood en post but there should be a sign saying TRAIL CLOSED!!!!! Trail out granite flat campground is spectacular