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Grandeur Loop Clockwise

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A rough climb with a beautiful, gradual descent.


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10.2

Miles

16.3

KM

Loop

8,254' 2,516 m

High

4,953' 1,510 m

Low

3,400' 1,036 m

Up

3,402' 1,037 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

80%

Max Grade (39°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

Great views at the top of Grandeur Peak with a nice forested descent into the Pipeline Trail.

Description

A very steep 2.2 miles to start up to the top of Grandeur Peak. The descent into Mill Creek Canyon isn't as steep but still will hit the quads pretty hard. The descent starts down the west side of the peak and wraps around to the ridgeline to the east. You'll encounter nice, covered areas and exposed areas with shale rock.

You'll run into a creek at about mile 4 where I refilled my water bottles. Pipeline enters in at about mile 5 where you follow it until the mouth of the canyon. After Pipeline Trail ends, I recommend keeping your map or Hiking Project mobile app open for the next mile or two because of the many cross trails before the trailhead.

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Brandon Hays

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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Looking west towards Salt Lake City on a winter evening from the Pipeline Trail
Mar 12, 2015 near Mount O…, UT
The east shoulder of Grandeur Peak poses with Mt. Olympus and Hobb's Peak in the background.
May 14, 2017 near Mount O…, UT
View of Salt Lake valley from the end of Pipeline Trail
Mar 12, 2015 near Mount O…, UT
Mt. Olympus and Hobb's Peak are gorgeous when viewed from the summit of Grandeur Peak.
May 14, 2017 near Mount O…, UT
A small waterfall greets you near the beginning of the Grandeur Peak Trail.
May 14, 2017 near Mount O…, UT
Looking down from the ridge into the quarry in Parley's Canyon. Grandview Mountain is in the far distance. Weather is inclement in the valley, drenching the GSL.
Jul 6, 2019 near Mount O…, UT

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