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West Slopes

 
West Slopes

Page Type: Route

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.70700°N / 111.7592°W

Object Title: West Slopes

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 1 Trail, Steep!

Route Quality: 
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Page By: MrWasatch

Created/Edited: Sep 5, 2003 / Sep 5, 2003

Object ID: 158746

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Approach


Take 3300 South east from Wasatch Boulevard, the road turns north and leads to a parking lot. From here a trail winds around some homes then splits with two different trails leading up seperate ridges towards Grandeur...either can be taken to the summit.

Route Description


We took the slightly more southern trail up...the first part of the climb is very steep trail, then eases up (still steep overall however) all the way up this prominent ridge to the peak. Partway up, the trail from the more northerly ridge joins. We took the northern trail on the descent, it too has some very steep, slippery sections. This route climbs about 3,200 feet in just over two miles and is quite a workout!

Essential Gear


Just a good pair of boots. Because of the western exposure, it's snowfree by about mid-April, and in times of low snow, can easily be climbed in winter.

Miscellaneous Info


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rmjwintersRoute Comment

rmjwinters

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From the trailhead both a 4wd track and a single track head east. Take the single track (right). The single track joins the 4wd track after 50 yards. Back on the 4wd track and hiking south the first left will take you up the gully eventually cresting out on the northernmost ridge. The second left (10 yards further) climbs steeply to the top of the second ridge. I'd recommend this one.
Posted Mar 23, 2004 3:01 pm
PellucidWombatRoute Comment

PellucidWombat

Hasn't voted

I don't know if you want to incorporate this info, but here's what TOPO! calculated for the route.





Distance: 2.14 mi (1-way)


Elevation Gain: +/-3,287'
Posted Feb 8, 2005 1:45 pm

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Images

The trail to Grandeur PeakA black and white of the mouth of Parleys CanyonA black and white Matt and his 2 dogs......Flowers along trail up...