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Mount Aire Trail #017

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 4.5 (6)

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

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22%

Avg Grade (12°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

The usage fee for this area is $3.00 per car, collected by park staff as you exit the canyon.

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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Matthew Kidd

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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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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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
Peter Hoburg
Had to add 1.5 miles to the start and end of the hike because the road is still partially closed. 5mi — 3h 25m
Sep 28, 2018
John McCool
This one is steep and loose. 4mi