Trail Details

Box Elder South Peak from Granite Flat South TH<br />via Angel Flat

Box Elder South Peak from Granite Flat South TH
via Angel Flat

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.0 to 8.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 7.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3845 feet
 Main Aspect: East
 Climb Rate: 986 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 19%
Notes: The trail follows Wide Hollow up to Angel Flat, where you should take the left fork. At 2.3 miles you are at the head of Wide Hollow where the trail curves to the south. Follow it as it climb and wraps around the south end of South Box Elder. At this point you are looking down Tank Canyon. Mt Timpanogos does not look bad either. 8
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Granite Flat South TH
Trailhead Elevation: 6765 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 8.2 miles
Area: American Fork Canyon
Area Location: East on Timpanogos Hwy (SR92), exit 284 in Utah County
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Drive past the main trailhead parking on the right a few hundred feet after Granite Flats CG shack. The parking lot you are looking for is another tenth mile. Park in the group picnic area on the right after crossing the bridge. The trail leaves from the west end of the lot. Parking is free for hikers.

Waypoint 1
Angel Flat
 Elevation: 8750  Feature: Meadow
Notes: At 1.9 miles you will come to a junction in a meadow named Angel Flat. The right fork goes to the north saddle via White Canyon. The left junction takes you to the south saddle. The peak to the west is not Box Elder, that is a false summit.

Box Elder South Peak
 Elevation: 10610  Feature: Peak
Notes: If you get anywhere near the south saddle of Box Elder and decide you can not go on, consider turning south and heading for this peak. It is not as high and you can get great shots of Box Elder or down the rugged Tank Canyon into AF Canyon.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.476744    Longitude: -111.691791 

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External Links
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Route Description  WillhiteWeb

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