Loafer Mountain Trail

Payson, Utah

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The trail gains just over 2000 feet in the next 3 miles. The upper reaches of the trail follow a rocky ridge void of any substantial trees, making this section hot in sunny weather. The trail soon comes to a small saddle and a great view of Utah County. This is a great spot to camp for those making this an overnight trip. From the saddle, the trail makes its way northeast toward Santaquin Peak. After a mile, the trail reaches another small saddle. Santaquin Peak lies to the left. A great view of Utah County can be gained from Santaquin Peak by following the trail to the left for 0.5 mile. From this vantage point one can see Mount Nebo to the south, Mount Timpanogos to the north, and countless other peaks in all directions.
100 Hikes in Utah

DESCRIPTION FROM:

100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

The trail gains just over 2000 feet in the next 3 miles. The upper reaches of the trail follow a rocky ridge void of any substantial trees, making this section hot in sunny weather. The trail soon comes to a small saddle and a great view of Utah County.

This is a great spot to camp for those making this an overnight trip. From the saddle, the trail makes its way northeast toward Santaquin Peak. After a mile, the trail reaches another small saddle. Santaquin Peak lies to the left. A great view of Utah County can be gained from Santaquin Peak by following the trail to the left for 0.5 mile. From this vantage point one can see Mount Nebo to the south, Mount Timpanogos to the north, and countless other peaks in all directions.

©  Steve Mann & Rhett Olson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Payson
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: 3,990 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Season: Late June to September
Local Contacts: Uinta National Forest, Spanish Fork Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Payson lakes, Birdseye; Trails Illustrated Wasatch Front/ Strawberry Valley
Driving Directions: Directions to Loafer Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/15/2001
0

Nice hike, steep climb in places, easily done in one day.



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