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.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3313 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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
1 day ago

2 days ago

The West Face is more challenging than the Church Fork option (a nice point to point is to go up the West Face and down to Church Fork/Mill Creek Canyon) and the peak affords great views of the valley. There was no snow to contend with on 5/21.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Lots of interesting side trails and free climbing about halfway up the trail. Not particularly challenging, and the peak offers some beautiful views of the city basin and surrounding wilderness. Very dog-friendly, with lots of streams at the base of the trail to splash around and cool off in. Not as breathtaking as Olympus, but a fun hike and a good introduction to the mountains of Utah!

11 days ago

11 days ago

Like has been already mentioned, definitely a leg burner. I would suggest doing the west face not in the afternoon if you want to avoid being slow roasted by the heat of the sun. there isn't really any shade till the very top.

12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

It hurts so good!

17 days ago

trail running
21 days ago

It was the leg burner couldn't get all the way to the top because of snow beautiful

21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

If you're not used to hiking long steep trails, take your time as you go up this trail. It is very steep, rocky, and slippery! We just did this trail in March so no snow but still slippery.

Otherwise the views are beautiful and totally worth it but start early in the day if you don't normally hike difficult trails!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic steepish hike! Great trail for a mid to upper level athlete to jog!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good, steep hike. Still snow packed and icy at the top. Be sure to bring some traction aids.