Hike of the Day: Grandview Peak near Salt Lake City

This 8.6-mile out-and-back with an off-trail bonus traverses grassy ridgelines to a rocky summit overlooking the Wasatch Front.
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This 8.6-mile out-and-back with an off-trail bonus traverses grassy ridgelines to a rocky summit overlooking the Wasatch Front.

This 8.6-mile hike climbs to a seldom-explored 9,410-foot summit in the Wasatch Range. Climb the Great Western Trail then at mile 3.1 go offtrail and follow a prominent ridgeline to Grandview Peak. On top, views stretch south to nearby peaks like Mt. Timpanogos, Lone Peak, and Little Matterhorn.

Download GPS coordinates and see more photos at www.backpacker.com/hikes/27201

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Kris Wagner, map editor