Trail Details

Box Elder South Peak from Dry Creek Trailhead<br />via Phelps Canyon

Box Elder South Peak from Dry Creek Trailhead
via Phelps Canyon

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 7.0 to 12.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 13 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4950 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 762 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: Just south of Box Elder and lower, South Box Elder is often overlooked as a hiking destination. It has great views of Timpanogos and other surrounding mountains. 6
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Dry Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5660 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Area: Utah Valley
Area Location: Various locations on east and north ends of the valley
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Dry Creek is a popular trailhead with hikers and horse riders, located in the northeast corner of Alpine. It is one of the few trailheads left in Alpine that does not cross private land and is assured of never being cut off by development. The trailhead is at the end of the road that goes past the Alpine Rodeo Grounds.


Waypoint 1
Phelps Canyon
 Elevation: 7600  Feature: Canyon
Notes: At the point where the ridgeline to your left turns and heads south up the mountain, go to the ridgeline for a great view of Horsetail Falls. This is a good turning around point if you’re out for a short hike.


Destination
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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