Lookout Peak Climber's Log

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cjwolf100

cjwolf100 - Nov 11, 2019 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2019

Summiting Lookout Peak  Sucess!

If you drive the Parley's Canyon often, you will have seen this peak numerous times. It is the large peak to the north of I-80 as you pass the East Canyon exit. It is a very gentle hike with no scrambling required and the grade is very gradual. Once you get up to the ridge, you will cross over about 5 false summits so be patient- the true summit will come. For my full report visit https://www.summitingwolf.com/post/lookout-peak-from-mountain-dell-canyon

Scott

Scott - Aug 8, 2018 8:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2018

Lookout Peak  Sucess!

Kimberly and I climbed Lookout Peak in the Wasatch. We got a later start than we wanted so it was hot, but it was still a nice climb. The views were nice too. After the climb we drove back home to Colorado.

SabineInUtah

SabineInUtah - Jun 28, 2018 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

Nice hike!  Sucess!

Great hike from Afleck campground (not picnic area as in the route description). Hiked with RBD. Getting hot already this time of year and there is no shade on this route. Awesome views from the summit and only saw two other people the entire hike. Wildflowers all over. Great half day hike.

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Oct 28, 2017 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2017

Autumn in Emigration  Sucess!

Hiked up from Affleck Park Campground. Beautiful views of the snowcapped Central Wasatch to the south. Perfect 3.5 hour hike.

edge

edge - Mar 2, 2016 1:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2016

Clear Winter Day  Sucess!

Snow was nice and hard up to Lookout Peak early in the morning. Good views to Grandview with a helicopter flying back and forth in the distance.

Scott

Scott - Nov 3, 2015 2:49 pm

Lookout  Sucess!

1990s

jgreeneruns

jgreeneruns - Apr 13, 2015 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

So many false summits  Sucess!

I love a decently long hike and Lookout did not disappoint. The false summits were heartbreakers though. I read a story to my friend at the summit and enjoyed a pumpkin spice bagel. Much joy and gladness.

abrennalinerush

abrennalinerush - Oct 5, 2014 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

Aspen are going off!  Sucess!

Fun, mellow hike. Lots of horny toads, lots of senescing aspen, lots of hunters, a couple of deer, and a snake! Gorgeous views from the summit.

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Jul 23, 2014 12:59 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2014

Via Affleck Park  Sucess!

Great hike, we had a blast glissading the ridge snowdrifts on the way down! Saw tons of Horny Toads.

scgrant

scgrant - Apr 11, 2014 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2014

Lookout Peak  Sucess!

Via Killyon Canyon.

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 9, 2011 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

utahjimk  Sucess!

beautiful flowers plus a good amount of snowdrift left!

Wisemtn - Jun 24, 2011 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Lookout below!  Sucess!

Beautiful wildflowers, 4 snakes, a handful of horny toads. Came from Killyon Canyon and enjoyed the great views at the top with some coffee.

#2 - 4/29/18 trail run from Killyun

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Dec 19, 2010 7:15 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2007

Geocaching  Sucess!

Climbed summit during trip to get the Wasatch Workout Cache.

seanpeckham

seanpeckham - Aug 13, 2010 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Big Mountain / Lookout Peak loop

I ran a 16 mile, ~3500' loop over Big Mountain and Lookout Peak, based on this mountain biking route, starting and ending at the Pioneer Trail parking area. The trail did not quite go to the very summit of either, and somehow I didn't have it in me to take detours (except by accident), so I don't know how much this counts as peakbagging, but it counts as taking a good beating and as excellent solitude with incredible views. It took me 4 hours to complete, part of which was spent waiting for my friend on a mountain bike who got behind because the climb up Big Mountain is pretty brutal for a bike, then broke his derailleur, got lost, coasted down City Creek Canyon, ended up at my residence, and had to drive my car back up to get me and his car at the trailhead. Kind of a crazy day.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - May 20, 2010 4:33 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2010

Killyon Canyon  Sucess!

Started late in the evening, last mile out via headlamp. Great spot for a mountain, views were perfect. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/mountain_dell/lookout_peak/affleck_040.htm

byates

byates - Dec 5, 2008 11:10 am

Gret fall Color Hike  Sucess!

Various routes and climbs, about a dozen total. probably my favorite trip was a ski tour, we started up the Mountain dell road from the closure at Little dell, gained the ridge at via Afleck Park then skied up the main trail. The Descent was via City Creek Canyon, skied a few laps off the north face and then a great cruise nearly to the mouth of the canyon. Long day!!

Kadee

Kadee - Nov 24, 2008 5:06 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Very nice hike. Beautiful day with lots of flowers. I remember one section where I had to run from the bugs in the slippery mud.

apachedino

apachedino - Sep 16, 2008 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Fall is here  Sucess!

Started at Affleck Park, then continued to Grandview Peak an dback via the Wasatch 100 route that skirts the NE slopes of Lookout. Note: When starting at Affleck Park you can start at campground #6, but must quickly cross a bridge and turn left followed a few hundred yards later by another bridge...this actually puts you in a different part of the campground, an area also accessible by cars, but the trail is lush and beautiful and worth the extra hike. The actual trail starts at the red gate and is refered to as Burnt Flats on a nearby map.

merrell

merrell - Feb 10, 2007 4:14 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2004

Unique View of Salt Lake

Very pleasant hike, with views of Red Butte, Emigration, and City Creek canyons. Also view of Salt Lake Valley and Lake much different than those from more southern Wasatch area. Started hike from Affleck park.

Outdoorpartner

Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 6:29 am Date Climbed: May 22, 1999

Good spring hike  Sucess!

One of the first to melt out

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