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Grandeur Peak

Grandeur Peak

Grandeur Peak is an 8,299-foot-elevation (2,530-meter) mountain summit located in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

Grandeur Peak is located eight miles (13 km) southeast of downtown Salt Lake City on land managed by Wasatch National Forest. The peak is set in the Wasatch Range which is a subset of the Rocky Mountains. Precipitation runoff from the mountain's north slope drains to Parleys Creek, whereas the south slope drains to Mill Creek. Topographic relief is significant as the summit rises 3,300 feet (1,006 meters) above Parleys Canyon in 1.25 mile (2 km) and 2,700 feet (823 meters) above Millcreek Canyon in one mile (1.6 km). The peak is prominent on the Wasatch skyline, and it is the most accessible as well as easiest climb of the major peaks rising above the Salt Lake Valley. Reaching the top involves 3.4 miles of trail hiking with 2,300 feet of elevation gain, and the summit provides excellent views of Salt Lake City. This mountain's toponym has been officially adopted by the United States Board on Geographic Names.

  • Grandeur Peak: weather forecast
  • Grandeur Peak Trail: US Forest Service

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