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
2975 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.

hiking
7 days ago

Love this hike!

hiking
15 days ago

A little muddy but other than that very good. Had to ditch my crampons about 4/5 of the way up because the snow got so sticky it was forming in big chunks on the spikes

trail running
1 month ago

It was hard to run at first, as it was very steep. However after the first half I was able to jog the rest. Took about 1 hour and 45 minutes to summit and about 35 minutes to get back to my car.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike!

2 months ago

Awesome incline but a bit rocky in some spots! Watch your step and Mountain bikers.

3 months ago

Nice trail. It's tiring, but rewarding

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail with a friend recently and it's one hell of a workout. The trail is beautiful the whole way up but especially towards the top with all the views of the city and the mountains. Be careful on your way down. It's very steep and slippery!

trail running
3 months ago

Awesome trail for an easily accessible workout with great views of SLC. The highway is a bit loud at first but you quickly rise up out of that area. This is a leg burner of a trail and it is very chossy on the way down so make sure you have good trail shoes.

hiking
4 months ago

Short, steep, and sweet! Steady, steep incline most of the way up along a barren ridge with no shade.
Unfortunately, when I finished my hike and arrived at the trailhead parking lot, I noticed the passenger window in my truck was busted in, along with two other cars too.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a good hike. Word of caution it is pretty steep with little to no shade. Getting to the top you are treated with some pretty good views. Definitely bring two or more bottles of water.

hiking
5 months ago

This is not the forested and most scenic route up Grandeur Peak - this is the gnarly one for a great workout. Straight up, steep, challenging, exposed - some great views of the valley. If you want a high cardio experience that will really work all your leg muscles (front and back) - this is your hike. Because of the straight up steep ascent and straight down descent that can sometimes be slippery on little rocks and shale pieces, make sure you have trail running shoes that have a good gripping tread (I've found Hoka Challenger and Saucony Peregrine have the best treads for gripping) - and make sure you take two bottles of water. I like this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Intense, and extremely rewarding.

5 months 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!

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months 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.

7 months ago

nice

trail running
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

7 months ago

I don't recommend hiking Grandear via the west face. The trail is very steep and unmaintained. It's also very hot on a sunny day. Go the back route up Millcreek Canyon starting at the Church Fork trailhead.

7 months ago

Holy Steep Batman. Rip Adam West.

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