Trail Details

Box Elder Peak from Granite Flat South Trailhead<br />via Angel Flat

Box Elder Peak from Granite Flat South Trailhead
via Angel Flat

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.0 to 8.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 6.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4336 feet
 Main Aspect: East
 Climb Rate: 1275 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 24%
Notes: The trail follows Wide Hollow up to Angel Flat, where you should take the left fork. At 2.3 miles you’re at the head of Wide Hollow where the trail curves to the south. You have a choice here – follow the trail, which takes you around South Box Elder Peak before climbing the saddle from the west (easier but longer), or you can climb straight up the saddle from here. 10
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Trailhead
Granite Flat South TH
Trailhead Elevation: 6765 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 8.2 miles
Area: American Fork Canyon
Area Location: East on Timpanogos Hwy (SR92), exit 284 in Utah County
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Drive past the main trailhead parking on the right a few hundred feet after Granite Flats CG shack. The parking lot you are looking for is another tenth mile. Park in the group picnic area on the right after crossing the bridge. The trail leaves from the west end of the lot. Parking is free for hikers.


Waypoint 1
Angel Flat
 Elevation: 8750  Feature: Meadow
Notes: At 1.9 miles you will come to a junction in a meadow named Angel Flat. The right fork goes to the north saddle via White Canyon. The left junction takes you to the south saddle. The peak to the west is not Box Elder, that is a false summit.


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
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Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  SummitPost
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