Kessler Peak Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,956 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

snow

no dogs

Once you get to the top of Kessler Peak, you need to backtrack a few hundred feet and go around the west side to avoid the cliffs and steeper areas (if you try to follow the ridge from the top you will cliff out). After dropping down to the base of the cliffs on the west side, climb back up to the ridge. There you will find a trail to the Little Giant Mine. At the mine the trail turns East and is easy to see from above until you get to the trees near the bottom. Here the plant growth gets thicker and takes a good eye to keep on the trail. The track stays very close to the trail. If you get off trail near the bottom just head east to the Mineral Basin Road.

hiking
3 months ago

Great loop hike if you want to see more. It also takes you past a couple of old mines

hiking
2 months ago