Composing the east rim of the Big Horseshoe, East San Pete Peak rises abruptly from the cirque below. However, the south side of the peak is very gently sloping and offers an easy walk to the summit from Skyline Drive. The views are gorgeous looking into the Horseshoe and across to the Tent Peaks.
From Ephraim: Take Ephraim Canyon Road 15 miles from town and turn slight left (North) onto Skyline Drive. Drive along Skyline Drive for 5.7 miles until there is a patch of several pine trees on the right side (East) of the road at the bottom of the southwest slope. The old ATV trail is usually discernible at this point.
From Skyline drive, walk in a straight line toward the summit to the northeast. This is one of the easiest hikes you'll do.
Round-trip Distance: 0.43 miles
Elevation Gain: 132 feet
The area is managed but US Forest Service. No permits or reservations required. Please use Leave No Trace ethics.
When to Climb
Year-round is possible but the winter ascents require use of a snowmobile to get to the area.
There are several primitive camping sites in the immediate vicinity. Otherwise, you'll have to refer to the camping section on the Wasatch Plateau
page for more information.