Clayton Peak Trail

HARD 25 reviews

Clayton Peak Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

cross country skiing

views

Directions from Salt Lake City: Take Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) to Brighton. Start from the Lake Mary Trailhead which is located behind the Mt. Majestic Lodge. The Clayton Peak Trail leaves from the Lake Mary Trail about 3/4 mile from the trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike! Nice and short to bag a peak. Lots of snow on top though, up to my knees. I had poles that helped a lot, but forgot my spikes. I highly recommend you wear spikes!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun day hike and beautiful scenery. Hike up 10-420 is strenuous but pretty easy to the top of Clayton after that. Sketchy decent to Lakawaxan lake but nice hike back to guardsmen pass from there. Several non marked trail splits.....always choose left.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked from Guardsmans Pass up to Peak 420 and continued up to Clayton Peak. We came back down and around Bloods Lake. The total mileage was 3.2 miles but felt like 7 miles because it's pretty steep. I wouldn't suggest for little kids, Bloods Lake is a great one for kids. Overall this is a really pretty hike and will give you a good workout. Dogs love this hike too.. at least mine did!

hiking
3 months ago

The written overview doesn't match the map. There are two routes. The written one does start from the resort and you climb the south side of the peak. The route on the map starts from Guardsman Pass and you would follow the upper trail above the route to Bloods Lake, climb over peak 10400, then go down the saddle and up the west ridge of Clayton. I prefer the map route but if parking is not available at the pass, the second route is just fine as well.

4 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

The trail was breathtaking. It was steep at times, with a scramble at the end. I was amazed at how accessible the hike was. Well worth it

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

We hiked this trail in mid-October and by the time we reached the top- it was really windy and had a few snow flurries. But it was well worth it given the magnificent views. You have great views of Brighton/Solitude, Mt. Timpanogos and down to Midway. The peak sits right on top of the Great Western Express lift from Brighton. We parked at the top of Guardsman Pass and hiked via 10,420 Peak and then continued on. The top of Clayton has a lot of rocks/boulders that you have to scurry over but nothing super technical or scary. A very accessible peak (about 1-1.5 hours) from Guardsman Pass.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 04, 2016

JUST an FYI, If you are starting this trail from 224 (Guardsman's Pass) this is NOT a good trail for cross country skiing...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great little hike, steeper than Mt. Timp trail! You can see almost all the ski lifts in the area and even cecret lake. Beautiful!

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016