Deseret Peak Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Oct 5, 2021 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2021

first Ultra since San Jacinto last November  Sucess!

Two hours and twenty minutes up the standard route. Turned it into a loop on the way down for roughly a five hour day. Kept my mouth shut when some other hikers mentioned that many trees on the western slope were dead due to a forest fire, even though the dead trees had ALL their branches and were untouched by fire. There were rock climbers practicing in the Narrows on the drive up to the TH. Well designed trail.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 14, 2020 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2020

Mellow loop  Sucess!

Climbed with Greg Jagielski as a loop. Was looking for a nice mellow hike/climb and this was perfect! Nice day.


bdreese2 - Nov 27, 2019 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2017

A bit Hazy  Sucess!

My Peakbagger Report


bkraushaar - Oct 20, 2019 9:56 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2019

Beautiful Fall Day  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Tail end of colors, light dusting of snow. No macro-fauna to be seen.


OwenT - Jun 21, 2019 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2019

Thursday  Sucess!

Didn't see anyone else on the mountain. We did the loop, coming up the South side of the summit and descending the North. A little over 5 hours in total. Weather was nice enough, the worst part was it was very windy on the upper mountain. We saw a rattlesnake the trail near the top while coming down. The snow was soft enough to ascend with trekking poles but coming down on the North side I definitely wished I had an ice axe for one part.


dfox - Feb 3, 2019 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2018

Deseret Peak

My 4th Utah county high point. Deseret Peak via the South Willow Creek route. Would love to go back and do the loop!


LazyJSkwires - Nov 3, 2018 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

Hot  Sucess!

It was real hot, kinda like we're in some kind of desert or something

jasonlcarman - Sep 30, 2018 11:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2018

Beautiful area  Sucess!

Took the dog we just adopted for her first hike and took the loop up Willow Fork and down Pockett's Fork. Very windy at the south saddle and stayed windy most of the ridge until we dropped down into Pockett's Fork but it's a beautiful hike! If you're just doing a Willow Fork out-and-back, you're missing out--Pockett's Fork has some incredible views, especially as you drop down into the basin of Dry Lake Fork, the view of the peak is awesome! Plus, that side is less-traveled too (we only ran into two others on that side vs. the 4-5 groups on the Willow Fork side).

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Aug 29, 2018 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2018

First Hike With Matt V  Sucess!

A leisurely outing with my bud from Med-school. Blisters on the way up and a weird tendinitis of the right knee on the way down. Still worth it!


Udink - Jun 25, 2018 8:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2018

My 14th Utah county high point  Sucess!

This was a nice hike, with outstanding views. I'm a little out of shape, so it took almost eight hours to complete the loop up Mill Fork and down Pocket's Fork. There was very little snow, and none that I had to actually cross.


gimpilator - Jul 18, 2016 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2016

37 peaks in 19 days  Sucess!

There was bad weather for weeks in WA so Heather and I drove through OR, CA, NV, UT, and ID. We climbed 37 peaks in 19 days and on the 13th day of the trip we did Deseret Peak and Flat Top Mountain. Deseret was a lovely hike similar to Timpanogos but Flat Top was a horrible hike through cattle grazing land with numerous biting flies. trip report


Clubbox42 - Jun 4, 2016 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Sweeping Views  Sucess!

On the trail at the hottest part of the day. Would not recommend doing this in the middle of the day, definitely get an early start on this one. Don't forget to sign the register just below the summit! Fantastic 360-degree views, scenic trail, overall a great mountain. A lot of firsts for me here: my first Ultra-prominent, my first CoHP, and my first range HP. Wonderful peak, highly recommended!


AbinadiWitness - May 24, 2016 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

One of my favorites. :)  Sucess!

Beautiful area; nice place to beat the crowds. :)


BKiser90 - Jan 23, 2016 9:56 pm

Favorite Childhood Hike  Sucess!

Climbed this peak twice as a kid. Last time I climbed it was September 2005. Need to climb again. Tooele County 4 life!


scout - Jan 20, 2016 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Love it  Sucess!

Really great peak. Highly recommend it to anyone wondering if they should do it.


scgrant - Dec 1, 2015 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016

Deseret Peak  Sucess!

6/18/2016 After work hike. Started just after 7 pm. 1:21 up and :47 down. Love that this trailhead is less than an hour from my work.
10/15/2105 Nice loop hike along with South and North Willow Peak. I hit Deseret first hiking up the Mill Fork trail and then continued on to South Willow and North Willow before retracing my steps a bit and descending the Pockets Fork trail.
9/10/2011 As part of a backpack with my dad. Second county Highpoint and second ultra behind Kings Peak.


DarkHorse - Sep 23, 2015 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2015

Early in the Season  Sucess!

We climbed Deseret just after I moved to Utah from Texas. It was still half covered in snow and we had to hoof it for over a mile, we lost the trail for a little while, but still trekked on and found the top. It was great, just a little early in the season for it.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Sep 20, 2015 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2015

Busy Day on Deseret  Sucess!

Hiked up the Mill Fork route and down the Pockets Fork route. The Mill Fork route was very busy with many groups hike this Labor Day. The weather was ideal.


zcochran - Sep 14, 2015 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Up and back South Willow  Sucess!

Did this hike with my mom (age 63) and my two oldest kids (11 and 9). It took us all day, and we were all pretty worn out afterwards, but it's still a great hike. This was my second time up the mountain, and it was much later in the year. I'd say a little earlier in the year, when there's snow in the couloirs and the streams are running would be a bit nicer, but it's still gorgeous up there.

We had beautiful weather without too much haze, so we were able to make out Timp, Nebo, Olympus, and Antelope Island. The views from the top are really unique; a great example of basin and range topography. It was a bit hot, but that's just late summer in Utah.

We skipped the loop route; I did it a few years ago, and the views were great, but I remember it being longer (of course, last time I hiked the road was washed out, so the whole hike was longer. I might be misremembering.)

There weren't a lot of people on the trail; we bumped into fewer than 20. I deliberately waited until the week after Labor Day, since I'm not fond of crowds. But I don't think you'll often get a crowd up there anyway. We did meet a really nice couple (with an awesome Australian shepherd buddy) at the summit to take our picture.

I'm awfully proud of my mom and kids toughing it out with me, too. Great day on the mountain together.


kteichert - Sep 12, 2015 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Hot, deserty day  Sucess!

Volunteered in the morning at mile 5 aid station of the big cottonwood marathon, then headed out to hit this beauty. The views on top are incredible. 8.4 miles roundtrip with 3,500' elevation gain from loop campground.

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