Trail Details

Box Elder Peak from Dry Creek Trailhead<br />via Phelps Canyon

Box Elder Peak from Dry Creek Trailhead
via Phelps Canyon

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.0 to 10.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5441 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 1327 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 25%
Notes: A half mile after leaving the trailhead you enter the conifer forest. Look for the trail splitting off to the right (just before the big rock in the trail). This is the Phelps Canyon trail. At the head of the canyon, go to the ridgeline for a great view of Horsetail Falls. The trail gets very steep after this point. 10
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Trailhead
Dry Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5660 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Area: Utah Valley
Area Location: Various locations on east and north ends of the valley
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Dry Creek is a popular trailhead with hikers and horse riders, located in the northeast corner of Alpine. It is one of the few trailheads left in Alpine that does not cross private land and is assured of never being cut off by development. The trailhead is at the end of the road that goes past the Alpine Rodeo Grounds.


Waypoint 1
Phelps Canyon
 Elevation: 7600  Feature: Canyon
Notes: At the point where the ridgeline to your left turns and heads south up the mountain, go to the ridgeline for a great view of Horsetail Falls. This is a good turning around point if you’re out for a short hike.


Destination
Box Elder Peak
 Elevation: 11101  Feature: Peak
Notes: The views from Box Elder Peak are great. You can see Lone Peak to the northwest, the Alpine Ridge running east and Mount Timpanogos to the south. You might see mountain goats there. There is a huge cirque on the north side of the mountain. The folded rocks look really cool.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.489813    Longitude: -111.696333 

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External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost
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