Friday, June 7, 2013

Grandeur Peak Hike

Grandeur Peak (8,299 ft.) is the mountain between Parley's Canyon and Millcreek Canyon and forms part of the Salt Lake skyline.  There are 2 major routes: West Ridge and Church Fork.

We started on the Church Fork route at about 6:45 am and followed the trail to the summit.  We were on the summit by 9 am.  The trail climbs about 2,500 ft. over about 3 miles.  It is an enjoyable hike with nice view of Mt. Olympus and surrounding peaks and of the Salt Lake valley.

Panorama from Grandeur Peak, looking to the South