Grandeur Peak via Church Fork


Grandeur Peak is an 8299 foot summit on the east side of Salt Lake Valley. It's steep, but one of Utah's quicker mountains to summit. At the top, you'll get incredible views of the Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Church Fork Trailhead

(40.6975, -111.743)

The trailhead is located at the Church Fork Picnic Area, in Mill Creek Canyon about 3.2 miles up from the canyon mouth. You pick up the trail at the north end of the picnic area.

The trail is wide, well-marked and easy to follow.

The trail is wide, well-marked and easy to follow.

Grandeur Peak

(40.707, -111.76)

The trail follows a small stream north into the forest and then climbs to a saddle via switchbacks. From the saddle you have grand views into Parleys Canyon and out over the Salt Lake Valley.

From the saddle it is just 1/2 mile to the summit.

Return the way you came in.

You can also summit Grandeur from the West Ridge Trailhead at the top of Wasatch Boulevard. That route is a little shorter, but is steeper and more difficult.

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