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Deseret Peak Loop

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An awesome loop replete with stunning views of Utah's west desert.


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Map Key

8.0

Miles

12.8

KM

Point to Point

10,995' 3,351 m

High

7,504' 2,287 m

Low

3,709' 1,130 m

Up

3,237' 987 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

50%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The trail can be difficult to following in the spring when there is still lots of snow on the ground. Recommend watching the GPS closely and/or bringing a topo map to follow. It is easy to end up climbing the wrong cliff face or heading down the wrong valley. Be careful out there and know where you are going!

Description

The trailhead is at the end of an 8 mile dirt road. The road is in good shape and can be handled by most cars with at least a few inches of clearance. I saw a Geo Metro up there when I was there last. There is a small parking lot. The trail starts out fairly gradual, but then gets much steeper as it begins climbing up the south side of Deseret Peak. The trail crosses over the peak and then descends on the north face of the mountain.

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Shared By:

Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Bob Davis

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  4.7 from 7 votes

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#103

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#1,776

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The Top of Deseret Peak
Sep 15, 2017 near Grantsv…, UT

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Sep 25, 2020
Duayne Balls
Aug 21, 2020
Timothy Dutson
Great day for a hike. 8mi — 7h 15m
Aug 15, 2020
Isaac Lindstrom
Great hike. 8mi — 4h 03m
Jul 20, 2019
Greg Low
We took a detour so we had more mileage. Beautiful hike. 9.3mi — 6h 00m
Sep 3, 2017
Timothy Dutson
Took Boy Scout Troop (12-13 year olds) and their dads to the top. We had a lot of fun. 8mi
Apr 15, 2017
Jp Roberts
With Georgia josh and Ryan