Trail Details

Desolation Peak from Mill D North Fork TH

Desolation Peak from Mill D North Fork TH

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.5 to 8.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 9.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2706 feet
 Main Aspect: SouthWest
 Climb Rate: 564 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: THis is the most popular route to Desolation Peak, but a bit longer than the BearTrap Fork route. 3
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Mill D North Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7300 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 9.0 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is great parking at Mill D, both sides of the road, and an outhouse. The Mill D North Fork trailhead is on the west end of the north parking lot.



Destination
Desolation Peak
 Elevation: 9990  AKA: Ninety Nine 90
 Feature: Peak
Notes: The peak looks down on Desolation Lake, but also provides great 360 degree views. The Wasatch Crest trail goes below its base, so it is likely you will see mountain bikers, especially on odd days of the month when bikers are allowed in upper Mill Creek.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.658103    Longitude: -111.595779 

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