Box Elder Peak Climber's Log

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Josh Behunin

Josh Behunin - Aug 28, 2020 9:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2019

Not very easy  Sucess!

Cloudy day made for some cool shots, this peak is harder than I expected its go a big push at the end thats almost straight up.

Wisemtn - Sep 3, 2019 7:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2019

Loop CW  Sucess!

Did the loop clockwise. 20/33 Wasatch 11ers

Ethan Clark

Ethan Clark - Aug 7, 2019 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2019

Box Elder Peak  Sucess!

Started from granite flat camp ground and to the meadow then up the ridge

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Feb 18, 2018 2:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

Deer Creek  Sucess!

With Matt Van Horn


harbor - Nov 23, 2017 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2017

Awesome Peak  Sucess!

Hiked w/ Durka.


LazyJSkwires - Jul 16, 2017 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2017

Phelps Canyon  Sucess!

Talk about a crazy trail. The trail is still there for the most part, it kinda disappears as you approach the ridgeline. But it's almost entirely overgrown in some areas. Bring a machete or some clippers if you're going this way


BKiser90 - Jul 8, 2017 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

Up Deer Creek, Down the South Ridge  Sucess!

Long, hot slog up to Box Elder. The start of the ridge after the trail was especially strenuous, but my friend and I made good time. Beautiful views from the top and a thunderstorm rolled in over the American Fork Twins when we reached the summit. Plenty of snow still visible on Timpanogos. Great peak for getting away from crowds!


AbinadiWitness - May 24, 2016 5:23 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2014

Fun in the Wasatch  Sucess!



scout - Jan 20, 2016 12:59 pm

Excellent  Sucess!

Awesome awesome awesome. Beautiful views at the top as well as on they way up.


peachey - Jul 7, 2015 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Awesome Views  Sucess!

Climbed this bad boy on Independence Day 2015! The views were amazing and the wildflowers were spectacular!


ridings82 - Jun 23, 2015 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Father's Day Hike  Sucess!

06/23/2015 - Box Elder Trail #044, summit via the south ridge


edge - Nov 8, 2014 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

Tedious but Fun  Sucess!

Climbed up Trail 43 up Deer Creek. Made good time up until the snow on the ridge. I had no winter gear so it took 3 hours from the ridge to the top of Box Elder. I kept sliding back down the snow even though it was only 1-3 feet deep. That part was horrible. Very cold on the summit. The views were amazing, though! Going back down was really fun. Slid down from the top to the pass in 20-30 minutes. Very fun trip on the way down, if not a bit boring coming down the trail. Also did Silver Lake Peak on a previous hike.


scgrant - Jul 26, 2014 12:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2015

Box Elder Peak  Sucess!

10/25/2015 Nice loop hike with Ben Stokes and Donovan Lynch. Also hit the SE peak and South peak (2 ranked 10,000 footer in the Wasatch).
7/18/2014 Very nice hike with my dad from the Deer Creek trail. Did Silver Lake Peak as well on the way out.


voxnihili - Jun 2, 2014 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

Great hike  Sucess!

I went up Phelps Canyon to the summit then north across the ridge to the sub-peaks near White Baldy (above Silver Lake), returning to the trailhead via the Dry Creek trail. Some strong winds along the ridge but otherwise, a perfect day. Beautiful views all the way around.


Apexrock - Jan 26, 2014 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

North Ridge  Sucess!

What a slog! Gaining the North Ridge in winter conditions is exhausting. I spent just about the entire hike post-holing anywhere from 6 inches to 4 feet. This was with snowshoes on and a 5 A.M. start! Can't wait to try out the cirque once spring rolls around.

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Oct 6, 2013 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Great Peak!  Sucess!

We enjoyed this one! We underestimated the 1 foot of snow and steep terrain, should have brought the crampons and gators. The wind, clouds, and snow were brutal on top, but all 3 made for quite the adventure! We even followed elk tracks to navigate through a portion of the steep pine section.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Sep 25, 2013 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2013

Finally!  Sucess!

Box Elder has been on my list for about 15 years. I can't believe it took me so long to bag this baby. This one will definitely be added to the rotation. Some of the best views in the Wasatch. With Jun32 and Jennilyn. We just beat the storm. Cold and windy on top. 1:50 to the summit and just over 3 round trip.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 24, 2013 10:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2013

First Hike After Moving to SLC  Sucess!

A 6.5-hr solo. Underestimated the distance and elevation gain. Basically coming off the couch, the last 0.5 miles on the way down were painful. Losing the trail in the snow within the forest was costly as well. The clouds we a bit menacing but were over Timpanogos.

~11 miles round-trip
~4500 feet of elevation gain

MAero - Jun 9, 2013 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

N-S loop via Dry Creek  Sucess!

Trip report. Climbed up from Alpine via the S Ridge, enjoyed a perfect hour on the summit eating lunch, then descended via the north ridge. Lost the trail where the ridge splits above the forested slope and ended up bushwhacking (not bad) our way down to the grassy bench below where we found a sweet shortcut back to Dry Creek



liliacarrillo0822 - May 15, 2013 6:57 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

Hardest from my little list

The day before this trip I did like 100 lunges at crossfit not a good idea at all so I was so sore ant this was my first time carrying crampons and ice axe so I didnt make it to the summit just to the saddle, still was a good experience I even got a lesson for self arrest from my experienced friend ;)

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