Trail Details

Community Flat from Granite Flat North TH

Community Flat from Granite Flat North TH

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.5 to 6.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 5 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2880 feet
 Main Aspect: Southeast
 Climb Rate: 1152 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 22%
Notes: This trail follows Deer Creek Canyon. You pass through a lot of different habitat types. The trail appears to split after 1.6 miles. Take the right fork. This is where you leave the creek and start climbing the north side of the canyon. You’ll have great views of the peak most of the way. The trail goes through a big rock field just before the saddle. 9
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Trailhead
Granite Flat North TH
Trailhead Elevation: 6770 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 8.1 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 Granite Flats North trailhead is on the right a few hundred feet after you pass the Granite Flats CG shack. On the trail, you will come to a junction after 1/4 mile. Take the left fork. If you miss the fork, you will soon reach the Silver Lake Flats road, just follow it to the bend, where you will find another trail which will put you back on track.



Destination
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.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.510454    Longitude: -111.688478 

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External Links
for this trail
Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune


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