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Willow Canyon Peak (Dharma Peak)

Willow Canyon Peak (Dharma Peak)

Willow Canyon Peak (Dharma Peak)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.45655°N / 111.72289°W

Object Title: Willow Canyon Peak (Dharma Peak)

County: Utah

Activities: Scrambling

Elevation: 9237 ft / 2815 m


Page By: ericwillhite

Created/Edited: Apr 30, 2010 / Dec 13, 2010

Object ID: 617709

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Willow Canyon Peak has been known as Dharma Peak on summitpost for a few years but since the page has disappeared, I'm taking the opportunity to change the name to something more official. Summitpost member kteichert informed me that a placard on a granite rock at the south end of Burgess Park in Alpine had the name of the peak as Willow Canyon Peak. This peak towers over Alpine and is visible from all of Utah county. There are multiple route possibilities so look for a few different route pages over the next few years. Although my route via Willow Canyon was tough, the presence of a hunting chair on the summit hints of easier routes up.
From Suncrest
From Suncrest

From  North  Mahogany
Willow Canyon Peak from Mahogany Mountains North Peak

From Box Elder Peak
Willow Canyon Peak from Box Elder Peak

From Box Elder South Peak
From Box Elder South Peak

Getting There

Drive north into Alpine from SR-92 on 5300 West. In Alpine, take 100 S going east. Cross S 800 E where the road becomes E Village Way. Follow this to the end, take a right on N County Manor Lane, then a quick left on E Preston Drive. This becomes North Preston Drive and dead-ends. Look for a small Forest Service sign and trail. Road names seem to change often here, print a MapQuest map of the streets before heading out.

Willow Canyon Peak Map
Willow Canyon Peak Map

North Ridge View
The North Ridge

Red Tape

Not a whole lot of parking at the trailhead. Avoid blocking anyone's driveways.
View of city
Views near start of route

When to Climb

You could plan your trip anytime of the year. Summer is hot of course with more brush likely. Mid-winter would be challenging with soft snow. I did it in mid-December with several inches of snow on the upper mountain, but my timing was more to avoid snakes. Spring or fall is probably best.

From 6800 feet
From 6800 feet

From 8800 feet
From 8800 feet

Down Climbing

Willow Canyon Peak Summit
On Summit

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You should probably put "Dharma" in parentheses of the official name so those searching for it can find it---everyone I know calls this mountain Dharma and has never heard Willow Canyon Peak before.
Posted Nov 11, 2010 3:51 pm
ericwillhiteRe: Name


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Posted Nov 12, 2010 2:34 pm

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