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Clubbox42Spring Jaunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2016


A short stroll, albeit with some blinding snow, to a nice summit with some spectacular views--hence the name. About 35 minutes up, 10 minutes taking pictures on the scenic summit, about 25 minutes down; a huge payoff for such an easy hike. Would recommend for anyone hungry for a peak in early season, with amazing views as an added bonus!
Posted Jun 4, 2016 10:53 pm

DeanAnother way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2015


Leaving from Maple Hollow housing area, I used the old jeep road that is now part of a bike and hike trail system maintained by Draper. GPS 40.4611 111.8363 at 5560' is where I parked. I followed the road portion as it dropped into Maple Hollow and then went across the "creek" and straight up the side of the hill, eventually getting to the summit of View Benchmark. It gains about 1000 feet and is a bit more challenging than following the other route posted on this page. A nice change of pace and perhaps better for conditioning. I'll eventually get around to posting a route for this one when I get a chance.
Posted Sep 20, 2015 12:02 pm

kteichertGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011


Went up here with the girl I was dating at the time. She was from New Orleans and really enjoyed the views of both Salt Lake and Utah valleys. She was living in Salt Lake at the time and this was a fun one.
Posted Jun 3, 2015 4:53 pm

runbyu1Wife's Birthday Got Soaked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014


It was my wife's birthday and we decided to run up here since it had been raining all day and it was pretty cool with all the fog and VERY low visibility. It made the dirt road seem fun. It rained on us most of the way and we got absolutely soaked in a downpour on the way back down.

I believe a couple buddies and I ran up here from the Micron area back when I was in High School, but I can't be for sure we made it to the right summit.
Posted Sep 28, 2014 12:47 pm

scgrantView Benchmark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2014


The views were pretty great from the summit. Easy little hike, up and back in under 45 minutes.
Posted Mar 6, 2014 8:21 pm

HaydenTwo times.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012


The first part was rocky, and we saw a girl and her dog. And we kind of got muddy. There was barely any snow. The second time a week later, it was cool we made it. It was fun to see the triangle structure again. We got muddy again. It was windy, my hat blew off.
Posted Apr 22, 2012 11:24 pm

oldgoatwasatchIn The Footsteps of Dean  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2012


After a hiatus of more than 18 years thanks to Dean's encouragement finally made it back. Definitely miss the garish panels.
Posted Feb 10, 2012 4:24 pm

PharmacistFamily Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2011


walked up one afternoon with the wife and both kids. Nice views and fun for everybody.
Posted Apr 19, 2011 11:36 am

Sarah SimonFrom Deer Ridge TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Sarah Simon

I worked 14+ hours the day before and felt compelled to get some fresh air. This was a great after-work hike. I had the mountain to myself most of the time, though I did run into a local teenager who said he'd seen the triangulation structure at the summit and just wondered what was up there.
Posted Jun 3, 2010 10:22 am

ericwillhiteWith the kids  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008


I could run up every morning from my house to stay in shape but I'm too lazy. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/draper_utah/view_benchmark_066.htm
Posted Apr 29, 2010 6:55 pm

Tracy"Tracy, party of 11"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


Made for a great two-family, 2 and a half hour outing on a Saturday. Hiked this with my wife and four kids and with Carrie Powell and her four youngest kids. Beautiful day - snow was melting fast, snowy and muddy in places, but not too bad. Great views!
Posted Apr 17, 2010 5:29 pm

Scott WesemannA Quickie
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010

Scott Wesemann

This peak has one of the best views in the Wasatch. On a clear day you can see from Mt. Nebo to Ben Lomond and everything in between. I frequently do training runs up this mountain from various trailheads in Draper that give me 8-10 miles with 1600-2000 vert.

Total summits: 58

4/2/10- 4/9/10- 4/18/10- 6/6/10- 11/29/11- 12/2/11- 12/17/11- 1/2/12- 1/6/12- 1/14/12- 1/24/12- 1/31/12- 2/7/12- 2/25/12- 2/27/12- 3/5/12- 4/5/12- 4/7/12- 4/10/12- 4/9/12- 4/23/12- 4/25/12- 4/29/12- 5/1/12- 5/19/12- 5/23/12- 5/26/12- 6/2/12- 6/5/12- 6/15/12- 6/17/12- 6/20/12- 7/4/12- 7/6/12- 7/7/12- 7/17/12- 7/20/12- 7/24/12- 7/26/12- 7/28/12- 7/30/12- 8/1/12- 8/2/12- 8/3/12- 8/4/12- 8/6/12- 8/9/12- 8/15/12- 8/17/12- 8/19/12- 8/21/12- 8/22/12- 8/23/12- 8/25/12- 8/27/12- 8/29/12- 9/3/12- 9/24/12
Posted Apr 2, 2010 7:19 pm

ZeeJaynice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010


Nice short hike with Sam this morning. Perfect weather and of course great views.
Posted Apr 2, 2010 2:50 pm

mountaingazelleView Benchmark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010


I decided to jump on the bandwagon and snowshoe up View Benchmark. It was definitely a hazy shade of winter.
Posted Jan 29, 2010 6:35 pm

imontopFun snowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010


I was headed down to Draper to visit family, so I threw the snowshoes in, knowing that I had a couple of hours free. Had a blast thanks to the great info on the page!
Posted Jan 1, 2010 11:15 pm

DeanMany times


I use this for a conditioner and probably hike it several times a month early in the year. I love this little mountain and have found countless ways to find my way to summit other than the jeep road. Wear long sleeves and pants otherwise the brush can tear you up on some of the routes. Combine a hike over to Steep Mountain near Draper and you can get some decent conditioning in.

In the fall the colors can be fantastic and in winter it makes a nice snowshoe hike. It is practically in the backyard of folks in Lehi, Alpine and Draper.
Posted Dec 12, 2009 6:21 pm

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