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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6 days ago

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 broken into.

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12 days 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.

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

Intense, and extremely rewarding.

1 month 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.

1 month 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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2 months ago

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2 months 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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