Trail Details

Box Elder Peak from Dry Creek TH<br />via Community Flat

Box Elder Peak from Dry Creek TH
via Community Flat

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 7.0 to 12.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 12.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5441 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 892 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 17%
Notes: This is one of the longer trails (with more elevation gain) to get to Box Elder. There are several great camping areas along the way if you want to make it an overnighter. 7
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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
Community Flat
 Elevation: 9650  Feature: Meadow
Notes: It is the saddle north of Box Elder Peaks dividing the Deer Creek drainage (Granite Flat) from the Dry Creek drainage (Alpine). If you are looking for a good place to camp overnight, this is a good place to do it. Hunters use it as a base during hunting season.


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 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
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External Links
for this trail
Photos  WasatchHiker
Route Description  SummitPost
 WasatchHiker
Trip Report  SummitPost


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