Trail Details

Jupiter Hill from Guardsmans Pass TH<br />via Tri-County Peak

Jupiter Hill from Guardsmans Pass TH
via Tri-County Peak

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 1.5 to 2.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 508 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 508 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 10%
Notes: The trail is short and not too difficult. Drive a few hundred feet past Guardsman Pass. Follow an old road to the top. 2
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





Trailhead
Guardsmans Pass TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9490 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 17.1 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The Guardsman Pass road turns off the Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd just before you get to Brighton. Follow the road to the summit. The parking area is usually crowded. This is also the start of the Wasatch Crest trail for mountain bikers.


Waypoint 1
Tri-County Peak
 Elevation: 10026  AKA: Guardsmans Pass Peak
 Feature: Peak
Notes: I first climbed this peak in the winter, on snowshoes. I didn’t see anyone the whole way up from where they close the Guardsmans Pass road in the winter. Once on the peak, I kept hearing voices. When I looked over the north edge I saw a Park City ski lift about 50 feet away – it made me chuckle.


Destination
Jupiter Hill
 Elevation: 9998  AKA: Guardsmans Pass Peak
 Feature: Peak
Notes: It can be seen from Park City. It is part of the Park City Mountain Ski Resort.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.613281    Longitude: -111.539914 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
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