Trail Details

Clayton Peak from Guardsmans Pass<br />via Peak 10420

Clayton Peak from Guardsmans Pass
via Peak 10420

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.0 to 3.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 2.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1231 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 1119 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 21%
Notes: From Guardsman Pass, the climb is steep up Peak 10240, then drops down a few hundred feet to a saddle. Lakes come into view on both sides of the ridge. As you get closer to the peak, boulder hopping becomes necessary. 9
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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
Peak 10420
 Elevation: 10420  Feature: Peak
Notes: The peak is between Guardsmans Pass and Clayton Peak near Brighton. There are actually 2 peaks close together, with a nice meadow in the saddle between them.


Destination
Clayton Peak
 Elevation: 10721  Feature: Peak
Notes: Clayton Peak (Mt Majestic) is the east boundary of Brighton Ski Resort. The peak towers over upper Big Cottonwood Canyon to the west and Bonanza Flat to the east.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.590859    Longitude: -111.559992 

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


External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  SummitPost
 WillhiteWeb


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