Deseret Peak Climber's Log

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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.


browng73 - Aug 31, 2015 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Nicely Quiet  Sucess!

Climbed with my 10 year old son (who is now 17). Awesome hike, and not nearly as busy as the Wasatch trails.


Highpointer1837 - Aug 8, 2015 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

One of my favorite hikes.  Sucess!

Got snowed off this mountain my first time, so I made another attempt about a week later. I have to say out of all the places I've hiked in Utah this is one of the best. The views of the salt flats are amazing. Deseret is a hidden gem.


edge - Jul 23, 2015 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2015

Fire Away  Sucess!

Climbed up South Willow to the top of Deseret Peak with a couple of my friends. Lots of thunderclouds in the sky but luckily none really got us, just a little hail in sections. The big highlight of the hike was seeing a massive explosion and the subsequent mushroom cloud in Dugway from the summit. After that we went down Pockets Fork. A really fun day!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 13, 2015 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

2 Peaks  Sucess!

With Francis Peak

rileypeper - Feb 5, 2015 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

Vastly Underrated Hike  Sucess!

Great hike! Took the loop route. There was great variety there. Trip Report at


SabineInUtah - Nov 11, 2014 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Willow Creek Loop  Sucess!

Climbed with RB and Spud, the dog. Very hot temps on the descent. Amazing views of the desert. Only saw two other climbers. Reached the summit by 10 am, one of my earliest in the day.


x4wheeling - Nov 7, 2014 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

solo hike

Did as loop. Side trip to a lake. Saw some golden eagles up close.


oldgoatwasatch - Sep 6, 2014 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

Deseret Peak - Monolith of the Stansbury Mntns.  Sucess!

I used to hike Deseret Peak regularly when I was young, but this was the first time as an old man. The weather was perfect and I was alone on the mountain except for a couple of blue grouse, some grouse hunters, 5 deer and a hiker going down near the bottom.


harbor - Jul 20, 2014 7:46 pm

Re: Twice

Most of the dead trees up there are from 2 different fires in the last 10 years as I understand it. At least on the ridge N of the trailhead and N of the saddle above Mill Fork.


sharpa - Jul 12, 2014 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Loop  Sucess!

Great weather. Lots of traffic on the summit. There was only one sad patch of snow on the trail at the saddle before dropping into Pockets Fork.

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