Head up-canyon, following cairns, use trails, and/or the path of least resistance, and ultimately make your way toward the notch. The going is straightforward, as you simply need to follow the main watercourse up into the deep parts of the canyon toward the obvious notch above.
Obstacles encountered along the way are fun and typically present only minor scrambling difficulties. As you get deeper into the canyon, not too terribly far from the notch, you will encounter the crux of the day - a 12-15 foot chimney (class 4). Good scrambling gets you up it. I’m told that there is an easy tunnel nearby that allows you to bypass the crux, though I didn’t notice it when I did the route. New page owner's note: the tunnel is actually just a few yards beyond the chimney; it's not hard to see but easy to miss if your focus is all on the chimney problem.
By MoapaPk-- This is a view West to the bottom of the tunnel under the chockstones.
By MoapaPk-- I'm standing on top of the last (highest) obstacle, looking east and down on Matt H and Jeff A. There is a tunnel under these chockstones, emerging to west near some bushes. Often one will find rappel slings tied off the bushes near the upper tunnel entrance. In "the old days" we chimneyed by the chockstones; a very exposed difficult chimney for a short person.
Beyond the chimney, continue up over class 2-3 terrain to the notch. Once there, the notch itself is gained via class 2 terrain.
From the notch, hang a right (north) and follow the path of least resistance (class 2-3) up to the summit a short distance away.
Second Leg-- Gunsight to Juniper
Except for the rappel and the workaround, the traverse is just a matter of following the ridge, with hiking most of the way and up to Class 3 scrambling at other times. Cairns sometimes point the way but are unnecessary, so don't worry about finding them.
By MoapaPk-- Matt and Jeff pose for perspective.
Enjoy the red outcrops along the ridge and the spectacular views of Rainbow Wall.
An outcrop framing Rainbow Wall as seen from the Gunsight-Juniper traverse.
Just as Juniper Peak is looking really close and you start thinking that reports of a rappel are all wrong, you come to the prominent notch between the two peaks (on topo maps, this is the saddle shown as being closer to Juniper than to Gunsight-- note that neither peak is named on maps and that you must know where they are). At the edge of a high cliff, find a rappel location that likely has several slings (remember that no one can guarantee the reliability of these slings).
Photos and captions below from MoapaPk--
Unless you are going to rappel this pitch, backtrack a bit and look for a series of ledges and outcrops that will allow for a descent on the left (west) side of the ridge. At first, you will be moving toward the notch but will end up heading the opposite direction. Approximately directly below where you left the ridge above, find a chimney/corner that will allow access to easier ground below. Class 4 scrambling and downclimbing does the trick on this part of the route. Warning: use extreme caution here. The way is not simple to find (I have already heard from some very experienced climbers who were not able to find the correct way on their first try), it is often exposed, and it is very easy to suddenly find yourself in a precarious spot, whether you are going the correct way or not.
Once you scramble over to the saddle and are below the rappel location, the rest of the way is easy and fast scrambling to Juniper's summit.
Unfortunately, I do not have photos of the rappel workaround. Not sure as I was going along what might work and what might not, I did not take pictures. But the description above should give you a pretty decent sense of what to do and save some more of the fun for you.
Third Leg-- Juniper Peak to the Trailhead
The page for the standard route on Juniper Peak is, in my opinion, detailed to the point that it might actually be confusing to some people when the route is actually much easier to find and follow than it sounds.
My remarks: From the summit, descend between two large outcrops and find cairns/use trail dropping toward the Pine Creek Canyon side of the peak. As you are beginning to wonder whether you are beginning a route dropping into that canyon, notice a steep gully on the right. Descend this gully, which is heavily cairned, apparently in case you are confused about whether the only obvious route down this side of the mountain is the right one. Eventually, the terrain opens up onto slickrock slabs. Continue descending steeply, gradually working your way to the right a bit. Again, you will notice a lot of cairns, and sometimes there are cairned routes in other spots, which serve as a reminder that there is no one way down. Just continue descending, with a large, dark wall (Brownstone Wall) on your right.
As you get closer to the canyon floor, you may, depending on your exact course, have to briefly crash through brush, but you ultimately are aiming for a small talus field that is easy to see from above. Cross that boulder field and then continue descending via use trails or what otherwise seems to be the path of least resistance until you regain the canyon floor. Then hop and scramble the boulders until you get back to the use trail you took over from Pine Creek Canyon.
The photos below are provided mainly to help anyone ascending via Juniper Peak, but they might prove useful to anyone going the way I have described as well. However, due to all the cairns and the nature of the terrain, it really is pretty hard for anyone with decent route-finding skills to not find the right way down from Juniper Peak.