Trail Details

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

Box Elder Peak from Deer Creek TH
via Community Flat

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 7.0 to 11.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 9.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4081 feet
 Main Aspect: East
 Climb Rate: 833 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 16%
Notes: This trail is nearly the same as the one starting at Granite Flat South TH, except its is about a third mile shorter. The two trails join after a short distance. 7
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Trailhead
Deer Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7020 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Fee Station: 8.6 miles
Area: American Fork Canyon
Area Location: East on Timpanogos Hwy (SR92), exit 284 in Utah County
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: The trailhead is on a hairpin turn a half mile after turning onto the Silver Flat Res road.


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 

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