View Benchmark (UT) Climber's Log

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edge - Dec 2, 2018 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2018

Snowy  Sucess!

Climbed this peak on a very snowy day. Summit was covered in clouds but it was an enjoyable hike despite the weather!

Wisemtn - Apr 2, 2018 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2018

Fools Frijoles  Sucess!

Trail run with BEANS! to VB, unnamed 6er and Steep Mtn.


Clubbox42 - Jun 4, 2016 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2016

Spring Jaunt  Sucess!

A short stroll, albeit with some blinding snow, to a nice summit with some spectacular views--hence the name. About 35 minutes up, 10 minutes taking pictures on the scenic summit, about 25 minutes down; a huge payoff for such an easy hike. Would recommend for anyone hungry for a peak in early season, with amazing views as an added bonus!


Dean - Sep 20, 2015 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2015

Another way  Sucess!

Leaving from Maple Hollow housing area, I used the old jeep road that is now part of a bike and hike trail system maintained by Draper. GPS 40.4611 111.8363 at 5560' is where I parked. I followed the road portion as it dropped into Maple Hollow and then went across the "creek" and straight up the side of the hill, eventually getting to the summit of View Benchmark. It gains about 1000 feet and is a bit more challenging than following the other route posted on this page. A nice change of pace and perhaps better for conditioning. I'll eventually get around to posting a route for this one when I get a chance.


kteichert - Jun 3, 2015 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

Great views  Sucess!

Went up here with the girl I was dating at the time. She was from New Orleans and really enjoyed the views of both Salt Lake and Utah valleys. She was living in Salt Lake at the time and this was a fun one.


runbyu1 - Sep 28, 2014 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014

Wife's Birthday Got Soaked  Sucess!

It was my wife's birthday and we decided to run up here since it had been raining all day and it was pretty cool with all the fog and VERY low visibility. It made the dirt road seem fun. It rained on us most of the way and we got absolutely soaked in a downpour on the way back down.

I believe a couple buddies and I ran up here from the Micron area back when I was in High School, but I can't be for sure we made it to the right summit.


scgrant - Mar 6, 2014 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2014

View Benchmark  Sucess!

The views were pretty great from the summit. Easy little hike, up and back in under 45 minutes.


Hayden - Apr 22, 2012 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

Two times.  Sucess!

The first part was rocky, and we saw a girl and her dog. And we kind of got muddy. There was barely any snow. The second time a week later, it was cool we made it. It was fun to see the triangle structure again. We got muddy again. It was windy, my hat blew off.


oldgoatwasatch - Feb 10, 2012 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2012

In The Footsteps of Dean  Sucess!

After a hiatus of more than 18 years thanks to Dean's encouragement finally made it back. Definitely miss the garish panels.


Pharmacist - Apr 19, 2011 11:36 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2011

Family Hike  Sucess!

walked up one afternoon with the wife and both kids. Nice views and fun for everybody.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 3, 2010 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

From Deer Ridge TH  Sucess!

I worked 14+ hours the day before and felt compelled to get some fresh air. This was a great after-work hike. I had the mountain to myself most of the time, though I did run into a local teenager who said he'd seen the triangulation structure at the summit and just wondered what was up there.


Tracy - Apr 17, 2010 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

"Tracy, party of 11"  Sucess!

Made for a great two-family, 2 and a half hour outing on a Saturday. Hiked this with my wife and four kids and with Carrie Powell and her four youngest kids. Beautiful day - snow was melting fast, snowy and muddy in places, but not too bad. Great views!

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Apr 2, 2010 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010

A Quickie

This peak has one of the best views in the Wasatch. On a clear day you can see from Mt. Nebo to Ben Lomond and everything in between. I frequently do training runs up this mountain from various trailheads in Draper that give me 8-10 miles with 1600-2000 vert.

Total summits: 58

4/2/10- 4/9/10- 4/18/10- 6/6/10- 11/29/11- 12/2/11- 12/17/11- 1/2/12- 1/6/12- 1/14/12- 1/24/12- 1/31/12- 2/7/12- 2/25/12- 2/27/12- 3/5/12- 4/5/12- 4/7/12- 4/10/12- 4/9/12- 4/23/12- 4/25/12- 4/29/12- 5/1/12- 5/19/12- 5/23/12- 5/26/12- 6/2/12- 6/5/12- 6/15/12- 6/17/12- 6/20/12- 7/4/12- 7/6/12- 7/7/12- 7/17/12- 7/20/12- 7/24/12- 7/26/12- 7/28/12- 7/30/12- 8/1/12- 8/2/12- 8/3/12- 8/4/12- 8/6/12- 8/9/12- 8/15/12- 8/17/12- 8/19/12- 8/21/12- 8/22/12- 8/23/12- 8/25/12- 8/27/12- 8/29/12- 9/3/12- 9/24/12


ZeeJay - Apr 2, 2010 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010

nice hike  Sucess!

Nice short hike with Sam this morning. Perfect weather and of course great views.


mountaingazelle - Jan 29, 2010 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010

View Benchmark  Sucess!

I decided to jump on the bandwagon and snowshoe up View Benchmark. It was definitely a hazy shade of winter.


imontop - Jan 1, 2010 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010

Fun snowshoe  Sucess!

I was headed down to Draper to visit family, so I threw the snowshoes in, knowing that I had a couple of hours free. Had a blast thanks to the great info on the page!


Dean - Dec 12, 2009 6:21 pm

Many times

I use this for a conditioner and probably hike it several times a month early in the year. I love this little mountain and have found countless ways to find my way to summit other than the jeep road. Wear long sleeves and pants otherwise the brush can tear you up on some of the routes. Combine a hike over to Steep Mountain near Draper and you can get some decent conditioning in.

In the fall the colors can be fantastic and in winter it makes a nice snowshoe hike. It is practically in the backyard of folks in Lehi, Alpine and Draper.

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