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Northgate Peaks Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (6)

A mostly level trail linking Wildcat Canyon Trail to the base of the Northgate Peaks.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

6,943' 2,116 m

High

6,903' 2,104 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

46' 14 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This mostly flat trail originates at a junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail, about a mile from the trailhead. This is one of the park's lesser used trails, but given its tame nature, it makes for a great family hike.

The trail heads due south for just over a mile from its junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail and passes through open grasslands and pinyon-juniper. The Northgate Peaks Trail ends between the east and west Northgate Peaks. From here, you'll have great views of the North Guardian Angel, a large sandstone formation that juts up from the surrounding landscape.

There are multiple trails heading up either of the Northgate Peaks if you're looking for a scramble to a better view. It should be noted that these approaches are not sanctioned park trails - please be considerate of your surroundings and stick to defined paths to avoid trampling delicate desert fauna.

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Brian Smith

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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North Guardian Angel
Feb 5, 2015 near Springdale, UT
View beyond the Northgate Peaks.
Oct 17, 2017 near Springdale, UT

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Sep 15, 2019
GS Galvan
Northgate Peaks and Wildcat Canyon combo. — 3h 35m
Jun 8, 2019
Jake Conneen
Great view at the end of the hike. Open camping off the trail about 100 feet (50ish meters), with permit. Great view at the end! 1.1mi
Jul 6, 2018
Tracey Shanks Filicky
Great hike away from the crowds
Jun 15, 2018
Kiri Banks
Started hear to do the subway top down. 10mi
May 3, 2018
Drey Rosenberg
4mi
May 23, 2016
Ben Williams
Apr 6, 2016
Tilman Giese
Apr 20, 2015
Kim Smoltz
Summited north guardian angel!