Church Fork Peak is a minor peak along the ridge extending east from Grandeur Peak on the north side of Mill Creek Canyon. Though below treeline, the bare summit affords excellent views of the peaks lining the ridge east from Mount Olympus. One can also gaze upon the distant Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island to the west.
Travel up Millcreek Canyon Road, which starts at 3760 South just off of Wasatch Boulevard.
Church Fork TH - 2.4 miles past the pay booth on the north side.
Burch Hollow TH - 3.6 miles past the pay booth on the north side, a few hundred yards past the Log Haven.
In the winter, the road is closed at the Maple Cove Picnic Ground about 5 miles up the canyon.
Church Fork Trail:
Elevation Gain = 2625 feet
Burch Hollow Trail:
Length = 3.1 miles one-way; Elevation Gain = 2300 feet
Mill Creek Canyon Road requires a $3 fee for passenger vehicles leaving the canyon. This is not covered by the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
When to Climb
Year-round. Check avalanche forecasts prior to attempting in the winter. Bring plenty of water in the summer.
Camping is allowed but at least 200 feet away from any trail and 0.25 miles away from any lake.
External LinksUtah Avalanche Center