Grandview Peak Via Great Western Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Grandview Peak Via Great Western Trail is a 16.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,714 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

Getting to this mountain is no easy task. If you have a high clearance four wheel drive this route gives you the shortest hiking distance of about eight miles round trip. The Great Western Trail follows the ridge of the mountains along the Davis Morgan County line. The trail skirts some of the lesser peaks making it a fairly steady assent until you reach the base of Grandview. The last half mile is the steepest with no established trail but the view from the top is incredible and worth the effort to get their. Grandview rises to 9410 feet and is the highest peak in this general area. Grandview peak is a little harder to get to than many of the spectacular in the Wassatch front but is definitely worth the effort to get there.

1 month ago

There is copious signage at the trail head and around the parking lot that dogs are NOT allowed on this trail. Be advised before you drive up. The scenery is beautiful from the pass. We did not hike due to the NO DOGS ALLOWED posted.

2 months ago

Good climb at the beginning, levels out at the top. Beautahful views at the top. plan for a couple hours (at least 5-6) to finish the whole trail.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This is a really fantastic long hike, but I could only make it to the base of the final peak (s). The trail completely peters out in a mess of brambles and burrs. Actually for quite a ways up to this point the trail is almost completely grown over in places. This trail will make you feel raped by nature. I did a full tick check after I got home. I will gladly go back and help clear it, I feel robbed of my final destination and view. Does anyone know who I can contact- who is responsible for this trail?

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Made it to hardscrabble/city creek meadows area (6 and some miles in), ran out of time. Lots of snow from swallow rocks on. Used microspikes and poles, ice axe advisable on steep snowfields. So stunningly beautiful. Makes for a long day. Not a lot of shade at all, will be hot in summer.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Didn't quite make the the peak. Too much snow in the last few miles without crampons and/or an ice axe. Private property borders this trail to the East for almost the entire length, which is mostly fine anyway because it follows a ridge line that drops off rapidly. Still a really nice hike - please don't bring your dogs though as the western side of the drainage is a protected watershed/

Sunday, July 10, 2016

not used much. good hike.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hiked this peak from the Farmington Flats side. Excellent views as you hike along the saddle looking into the Morgan Valley. Looked to be rarely climbed. Didn't see another person the entire hike.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hiked this, but from North Canyon, just south of Mueller Park.

Liked seeing the Uinta Mountains, Antelope Island, and Morgan at the same time!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

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Saturday, August 09, 2014