OverviewOne of the more remote and seldom-visited peaks of the Wasatch. Grandview straddles the Davis and Salt Lake County line, and is only visible from a few spots in the Salt Lake Valley. A variety of routes exist. All are long, though none are more difficult than class 2 off-trail hiking.
Getting ThereThe most common routes to Grandview are via the Great Western Trail from the north, and City Creek Canyon just east of downtown Salt Lake City.
To get to the GWT, take the well-grated dirt road "Skyline Drive" that passes above the prominent "B" above Bountiful, to a saddle at 8,100 feet. The road continues north towards Bountiful Peak, and a less distinct road goes south. The trailhead for the GWT is four miles to the south, but passenger cars can only go about two miles. From the GWT trailhead, it is still several miles to Grandview.
For City Creek, even numbered days are required if taking a passenger car. Drive to 11th Avenue and B Street and continue north on Bonneville Boulevard. Turn up a side road which leads directly up City Creek Canyon. Pass the entrance gate (a few dollars) and drive to the end of the road at the upper end of Rotary Park.
Red TapeThe road up City Creek to Rotary Park is open typically from late May to the end of September, and costs $3 per vehicle at this time (2011).
When To ClimbBecause both access roads are closed in winter, ascents other than in summertime are rare. Best time for climbing is June through September.