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Grandview Peak via Great Western Trail

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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 April until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 16.7 miles Elevation Gain: 4,714 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

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 there. 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 Wasatch front but is definitely worth the effort to get there. Note: Dogs are not allowed in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon, City Creek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, Parley's Canyon (north & east of Mountain Dell Reservoir), Little and Big Willow Creek and South Fork of Dry Creek because it is part of critical watershed for Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County.

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6 months ago

I didn’t understand when it says no dogs. This is a lie. It’s dogs off leash.

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7 months ago

I actual used the GWT from the North to hit Granview. It was opening weekend for Elk so I made sure to wear my Orange and keep my head up. This really is a great area and a good trail. Sections had snow and mud, but once on top, trail was dry. Looking forward to trying this from the Big Mountain side now.

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muddy
no shade
over grown
8 months ago

Amazing Journey!! Long and arduous... Nothing technical but this warrants a difficult rating ... Oh the views are GRAND !!

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9 months ago

EACH PERSON NEEDS MORE THAN OR AT LEAST 5 BOTTLES OF WATER (not the single use plastic bottles from the store). We didn’t make it to the top but we were 1-1.5 mile away from the top. The path towards the first major peak of the hike wasn’t clear and had to guess our way through the bushes. LOTS OF WATER!.

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10 months ago

A group of 7 WMC hikers summited yesterday shortly before noon. While not a technical hike, it's long, much of the trail is sun exposed, the trail is overgrown with vegetation in many areas and there's both ascending and descending areas both on the way up as well as on the way down. areas of patchy snow but easily avoidable. No spikes or snowshoes necessary. Bring plenty of fluids. I ran out on a cloudy, sometimes drizzly day. Would have been worse had we hiked on a warm, sun exposed day.

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11 months ago

From big MTN side...long...16 mi Rnd trip? Made it top, still alot of snow last mile, ice axe would have been nice but able to scramble up snow field and glissade down which saved a bit of time...bring gps or phone to keep track of trail as it is easy to lose in sections... especially the fork towards lookout peak-Grandview....never did find it exactly, though it was probably just covered by snow....also be prepared for a bit of leg scratching as the brambles are grown in ..beautiful hike and fairly easy except last half mile scramble to top...it's just the distance that will get to you!

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muddy
11 months ago

Hiked about 3 miles before turning around. Beautiful trail, some mud and snow toward the top, we hiked in sneakers and it was great.

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Fri Oct 19 2018

It’s a long one but the views are phenomenal. Lots of wildlife too. Part trail and part road so it’s mostly easy to follow. There are some fairly intense climbs but they’re short. There is no water along the way so bring all you need.

Tue Aug 21 2018

Great trail. Mostly ridge line so all in all an easy hike.

Thu Jun 28 2018

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.

Sun May 27 2018

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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Wed Aug 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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Tue 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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Tue 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/

Sun Jul 10 2016

not used much. good hike.

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Thu Jun 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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Wed Aug 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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Fri May 24 2019

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Sat Jun 02 2018