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Box Elder Summit from South Saddle

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A difficult ridge walk from the Box Elder South Saddle up to the summit of Box Elder.


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1.0

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

11,054' 3,369 m

High

9,429' 2,874 m

Low

1,624' 495 m

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Down

32%

Avg Grade (18°)

68%

Max Grade (34°)

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Description

Trail starts at the South Saddle of Box Elder and branches off of the White Canyon Trail.

From the saddle set your sights due south on the summit of Box Elder. The trail follows a mix of good footpaths and hardly noticeable social trails. As you head towards the peak, simply follow the ridge. Good route finding skills are key, though the path is pretty straight forward.

Simply stick close to the ridge until you gain the summit. Take a good break at the USGS marker for the summit high point. Close to that marker is a summit register. On the way down make sure to follow the correct ridge. While it is not difficult, make sure to double check your chosen path. Follow the same route back to the saddle.

*Note: this route is best-done mid to late summer. Often patches of snow remain till late in the season since you're approaching on the northern aspect of the summit.

Flora & Fauna

More rocks than plants. Often mountain goats can be seen up in the high cliffs. This is also a good location for sighting hawks due to the rising air currents

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View to the west on approach to Box Elder Peak.
Oct 13, 2017 near Alpine, UT
Timpanogos Massif from Mill Canyon Peak.
Oct 13, 2017 near Alpine, UT
Views of parts of the Bullion Divide (including American Fork Twin Peaks, Red Baldy, White Baldy) and some of the peaks to the south of the divide (Pfeifferhorn, etc.), from the summit of Box Elder
Aug 27, 2018 near Alpine, UT
A cool rock formation just below the summit of Box Elder, with Tibble Fork Reservoir down below
Aug 27, 2018 near Alpine, UT
Lone Peak and the surrounding peaks, as seen from the summit of Box Elder
Aug 27, 2018 near Alpine, UT
There's plenty of scree along the trail to Box Elder Peak.
Apr 16, 2017 near Alpine, UT

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