Great Western Trail: Guardsman Pass to Clayton Peak is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Midway, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,571 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

1 month ago

Nice short hike up to Clayton Peak. It is steep to begin with. At the top instead of going over the boulders I went west or to the right around them then up to the peak. Not much boulder hopping that way. It was snow at the top so the views were limited but still amazing. Then I went down to Blood Lake. Beautiful area. Fall leaves were beautiful in the snow.

hiking
1 month ago

The views are worth it but the path near the top is a little tricky with all those boulders to cross. I really enjoyed Bloods Lake. I would go again just for that area alone however the dog poop bags were very unpleasant to have to pick up. So disgusting! Please pick up after your pets. Do NOT leave the bags on the side to pick up later because you may forget and it pollutes the area and makes it unpleasant for hikers walking by when they are trying to enjoy the scenery. Thanks!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike. Absolutely beautiful on the peaks!

hiking
2 months ago

this is definitely not 10.3 miles I think it's closer to 7.5. At the top of Clayton is a stretch of about 100 m of Boulders that you have to climb through it is not a path. Might be hard for dogs

trail running
4 months ago

Mileage is wrong. Less than 4 miles. Lots of rocks to slow you down if you are running. Amazing vistas at the top and a couple nearby lakes to cool you down.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a cool and difficult hike. The climbs to the peak were definitely difficult and we stopped a few times for water and to catch our breath. The view from the second peak is beyond gorgeous! Great views of the 2 or 3 lakes that we were near. We actually ended up scrambling down from the second peak towards the lake and then went to the trail that led to Bloods Lake. However, even if we did the loop that was specified, it would not have been 10 mikes. The hike, at most, is 5.5 miles round trip.

hiking
9 months ago

Can see Heber Valley, Brighton ski resort from the top

hiking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

pretty hike and saw some moose running in the rain on our drive down.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

This trail offers great views, the trail takes you up and down in many areas. The gravel/dirt is very loose coming down.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Fun, challenging, short day hike with excellent views. The trail is rough and can be loose in places. I recommend trekking poles. Encountered significant amounts of mosquitos!

hiking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Loved it! The view was breathtaking and there were plenty of options to take other side trails. I look forward to exploring this area again.

hiking
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Just did this one again about a year after I did it the first time. I loved it even more, even though the wind was raging and it was hard to stand upright at the peak without being blown over. Fantastic views in all directions. If you have some extra time head down to Lackawaxen Lake after the peak. There is a clear trail to the lake. It's not far after you get to the saddle between Clayton and Peak 10420. Very secluded and pretty. Well worth the extra 10 minutes to get to the lake.

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Did this one September 20, 2014. I love this hike! You get two peaks for the price of one. It's a short hike but pretty steep. Take the path on the right at the Guardsman Pass parking lot. You'll go up and over Peak 10,420 and continue on to the saddle between that peak and Clayton Peak and right on up. A bit of boulder hopping near the summit of Clayton but nothing too scary or tricky. You'll see the Mount Majestic ski lift from Brighton on the west side of the peak. Lovely view in all directions from the summit. Well worth the elevation gain.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Very steep but amazing view !

hiking
5 months ago

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