Tooele County - Deseret Peak

Grantsville, Utah

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Driving toward Grantsville on the edge of the Great Salt Lake desert, one wouldn’t imagine that he would soon be visiting a land of aspen and pines, mule deer, rattlesnakes, and wildflowers. The surprise comes when hikers enter South Willow Canyon and begin preparing to hike to 11,031-foot-high Deseret Peak at the end of the road. Most people simply can't believe that such an oasis of green exists in the midst of the Great Basin desert. Though many Wasatch Front hikers have discovered the joys of a visit to the highest point in Tooele County, most still savor the place because of its relative solitude.
Hiking Utah's Summits

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Hiking Utah's Summits

by Tom Wharton & Paula Huff (Falcon Guides)

Driving toward Grantsville on the edge of the Great Salt Lake desert, one wouldn’t imagine that he would soon be visiting a land of aspen and pines, mule deer, rattlesnakes, and wildflowers. The surprise comes when hikers enter South Willow Canyon and begin preparing to hike to 11,031-foot-high Deseret Peak at the end of the road.

Most people simply can't believe that such an oasis of green exists in the midst of the Great Basin desert. Though many Wasatch Front hikers have discovered the joys of a visit to the highest point in Tooele County, most still savor the place because of its relative solitude.

©  Tom Wharton & Paula Huff/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grantsville
Distance: 6.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best summer and fall
Local Contacts: Wasatch - Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Deseret Peak E, Deseret Peak W
Driving Directions: Directions to Tooele County - Deseret Peak

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