Grandeur Peak Trail (West Face)

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Grandeur Peak Trail (West Face) is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3313 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

From Wasatch Blvd at 33rd South the approach is reached from about 2900 South on Cascade Way which is a frontage road.

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19 days ago

Intense, and extremely rewarding.

20 days ago

5 stars for difficulty.. I'm far beyond afraid of a difficult hike, but there are better ones in Utah for sure. 2 stars and lower because the majority of the trail is dirt slides you have to try to trek up losing foot grip all the way up AND having to slide damn near the whole way down so you don't fall and slip completely off the mountain side. There are no wild flowers, nothing to look at that other hikes West facing don't offer, everything is dead and brown. PLUS there is a plague of grasshoppers ALL 6 miles and more if you actually go to the peak! All 6 miles+
It sounded like it was raining grasshoppers the ENTIRE hike, and completely unenjoyable. I was dodging them left and right like the matrix. I didn't realize going into it, that my matrix skills had to be on point! Worst hike in Utah, no doubt, to this point.

21 days ago

Fun hike, it's extremely steep and I've noticed quite a few people who do it a few times a day.. it's not a long hike but definitely challenging! Saw lots of lizards, tons of grasshoppers and dragonflies. Took about two hours to get to the top!

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1 month ago

This is my teens favorite hike. The trail is not too long but challenging enough. Highly recommend to hike it.

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1 month ago

Great to hike the Western slope to the summit then descend across the back to Church Fork. Good day hike but you need to walk out of Millcreek Canyon or arrange some Transportation.

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1 month ago

nice

trail running
2 months ago

Steep start, steep descent, no shade, lots of fun!

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2 months ago

Very strenuous, very steep, very rewarding. I hiked it in June and there were dense wildflowers all over the top of the trail and around the peak. Getting there kicked my butt, but it was worth it.