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Mount Aire Trail #017

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 4.6 (7)

This Mill Creek classic climbs to a commanding view.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

8,607' 2,623 m

High

6,668' 2,032 m

Low

1,939' 591 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

22%

Avg Grade (12°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

The usage fee for this area is 5.00 per car, cards only, collected by park staff as you exit the canyon. Dogs allowed off leash on odd days, on leash on even days.

Description

The Mount Aire Trail is a short but steep climb to a peak that offers good views of Parley's Canyon. The route begins by following Elbow Fork for a short distance before ascending straight up the drainage. Eventually, switchbacks provide a little relief from the relentless climb, but not nearly enough. Upon cresting the top of the peak, enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area. Pro Tip: Summit Mount Aire in the autumn to see your surroundings erupt in fiery fall color.

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Shared By:

Matthew Kidd with improvements by Cekirk Kirkpatrick

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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#226

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You'll get a stark view of Parley's Canyon and I-80 from Mount Aire.
Apr 10, 2017 near Summit…, UT
There's a hint of fall in late October looking east from Mt. Aire.
Apr 10, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Autumn's Arrow can be viewed from the Mount Aire Trail in Mill Creek Canyon.
Apr 10, 2017 near Summit…, UT

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Jul 25, 2021
Alessandro V
Steep but great. 2mi
Sep 27, 2020
Anish Deshmukh
Jul 20, 2020
Whitney Morris
Beautiful hike! Very steady steep climb up so it can take a little longer but worth the view! Came across a rattlesnake close to the top so we deci… 1.5mi
Jul 27, 2019
Francisco Rodriguez
Jul 26, 2019
Phil Bastian
Jul 23, 2019
Donnie Jackson
Jul 10, 2019
Will Schott
3.4mi — 3h 00m
Jun 22, 2019
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