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Tri-County Peak Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 997 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

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Getting There

Tri-County Peak is a short but steep hike to the spot where Summit, Wasatch, and Salt Lake Counties meet. Views of Park City, Midway, Heber, Clayton Peak, and the Brighton ski slopes can be seen from the summit.

Park in the parking area at the top of Guardsman Pass. No facilities.

Take the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road all the way to the parking lot at the top of Guardsman Pass. The trail begins on the the north side of the road. There is no trailhead marker.

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Dave Markert
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This trail does go partially on a gravel road to the top of the hill which is a ski lift. It’s not long but it’s steep. Also it can be a “loop” as you can go up the gravel road and then come down a dirt trail making it a loop. The desc said in and out but I did the loop. The views were amazing as you can see “three counties”. On the way down the steep slope I ended up on some well traveled switchbacks as the main trail was very steep and even with hiking boots I was slipping on the dirt/ rocks. It might be better to go up the steep part on the way up but it’d be pretty strenuous! Enjoy.

Prisca Ranck
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Hiking

Parking Stinks! Much better hikes and better views from other peaks in the area.

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Follows a service road to the top of the Jupiter Ski Lift

Christi Jones
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Hiking

I only gave this 3 stars because the "trail" is really just a service road and I'm sorry but that is very different from a trail. The view from the top is beautiful though. Parking is very limited because of Blood lake Trail across the street, which is very popular. Go early, this is a very exposed hike.

Daniel Greenbaum
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Hiking

Wife did this one and loved it. Views were incredible.

jacob P
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Hiking

Great for families, we had 2 4 year olds and a 3 year old with us and they loved it. Views on the ride in to the trailhead are great too. Took us about 40 min round trip even pausing at the top.

Tiffany Draper
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Hiking

Great trail when you need a super-short hike. Even though it's steep it only took 10-15 minutes to reach the peak. Gorgeous view in all directions. You can continue to Jupiter Hill and some of the Park City ski lifts.

Glenn J
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James Rhead
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Stephen S.
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Victoria Ritzinger
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Kate Manning
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Andrew Maher
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William Hertzing
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Angelo Garcia
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Baillie Kae
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Alec Page
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Caleb Riddle
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Luke Andrews
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Tiffany Draper
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