Dry Creek Trail to Box Elder Peak

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Dry Creek Trail to Box Elder Peak is a 13 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, Utah that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and backpacking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Used this trail today to summit Box Elder Peak. Hang a right just before Horsetail Falls at a signed intersection to keep ascending on 2043, then keep on trucking for a good while until you get to a spot where you can see down into the Granite Flat Campground. From here, you swing south on 2188 and basically just go up and up and up until you're at the top of Box Elder Peak!

Saw oodles of wildflowers on this first day of June; oodles more are on the way in the next few weeks I'm sure. There's still snow up high, though nothing terrible as long as you're not the kind of person who likes to test their luck on avoidable cornices. I liked having my waterproof boots and gaiters, but I like fancy/luxurious things like that.

4.5 hours up. 3.5 hours down.