Willow Canyon Peak (Dharma Peak)

Willow Canyon Peak (Dharma Peak)

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 40.45660°N / 111.723°W
Additional Information County: Utah
Activities Activities: Scrambling
Additional Information Elevation: 9237 ft / 2815 m
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Willow Canyon Peak has been known as Dharma Peak on summitpost for a few years but since the page has disappeared, I'm taking the opportunity to change the name to something more official. Summitpost member kteichert informed me that a placard on a granite rock at the south end of Burgess Park in Alpine had the name of the peak as Willow Canyon Peak. This peak towers over Alpine and is visible from all of Utah county. There are multiple route possibilities so look for a few different route pages over the next few years. Although my route via Willow Canyon was tough, the presence of a hunting chair on the summit hints of easier routes up.

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From  North  MahoganyWillow Canyon Peak from Mahogany Mountains North Peak
From Box Elder Peak
Willow Canyon Peak from Box Elder Peak
From Box Elder South Peak
From Box Elder South Peak

Getting There

Drive north into Alpine from SR-92 on 5300 West. In Alpine, take 100 S going east. Cross S 800 E where the road becomes E Village Way. Follow this to the end, take a right on N County Manor Lane, then a quick left on E Preston Drive. This becomes North Preston Drive and dead-ends. Look for a small Forest Service sign and trail. Road names seem to change often here, print a MapQuest map of the streets before heading out.

Willow Canyon Peak MapWillow Canyon Peak Map
North Ridge ViewThe North Ridge

Red Tape

Not a whole lot of parking at the trailhead. Avoid blocking anyone's driveways.

View of cityViews near start of route

When to Climb

You could plan your trip anytime of the year. Summer is hot of course with more brush likely. Mid-winter would be challenging with soft snow. I did it in mid-December with several inches of snow on the upper mountain, but my timing was more to avoid snakes. Spring or fall is probably best.

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Down ClimbingDownclimbing
Willow Canyon Peak SummitOn Summit

Additional Information


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runbyu1 - Nov 11, 2010 3:51 pm - Hasn't voted


You should probably put "Dharma" in parentheses of the official name so those searching for it can find it---everyone I know calls this mountain Dharma and has never heard Willow Canyon Peak before.


ridgeguy - Nov 12, 2010 2:34 pm - Hasn't voted

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