Grandeur Peak, Utah

Published:  07/02/2022

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Trail Report: Started early AM and used less than 2 liters of water over the whole hike. Warmed up significantly after 9 am. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the Wasatch range so getting up and down before the thunderheads form is wise.

Keep an eye on the trail in front of you. Numerous reports indicated rattlesnakes are common on this trail, while descending happened upon a juvenile western diamondback rattler smack in the middle of the trail...which was halfway through having lunch. The snake seemed really focused on it's meal so was able to just step right over. Pics in the gallery below.

Wildflowers are in bloom (pics below). Boots and trekking poles recommended.

6 miles round trip, ~2,400 ft elevation gain, peak elevation 8,222 ft.

Here's some additional background on Grandeur Peak.