Mount Raymond

Salt Lake City, Utah

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4 out of 5
A challenging day hike or overnighter to the top of the Big Cottonwood Canyon–Mill Creek Canyon divide, featuring spectacular views of Dromedary, Sunrise, and Twin Peaks to the south. The Mill B North Fork Trail is an easy way to get a good view of the most spectacular peaks of the Wasatch Range. This hike goes up a good trail on the north side of Big Cottonwood Canyon, climbing quickly to high-elevation vegetation and scenery. The hike is somewhat difficult, with an elevation gain of 4,000 feet from the road to the summit, but since it goes up and back by the same route, you can turn around before the summit.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A challenging day hike or overnighter to the top of the Big Cottonwood Canyon–Mill Creek Canyon divide, featuring spectacular views of Dromedary, Sunrise, and Twin Peaks to the south. The Mill B North Fork Trail is an easy way to get a good view of the most spectacular peaks of the Wasatch Range.

This hike goes up a good trail on the north side of Big Cottonwood Canyon, climbing quickly to high-elevation vegetation and scenery. The hike is somewhat difficult, with an elevation gain of 4,000 feet from the road to the summit, but since it goes up and back by the same route, you can turn around before the summit.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: One day to overnight
Season: Late spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,200 feet
Top Elevation: 9,200 feet
Local Contacts: Public Lands Information Center, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Deseret Peak Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Mount Aire quad, Northern Utah Multipurpose Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Raymond

Recent Trail Reviews

7/25/2009
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The description of this trail is alright for the first couple of miles. If the author actually hiked any farther than this I don't understand why he didn't include a little more detail. His description of the last part of the climb to the summit of Mt. Raymond as a "short scramble" is ridiculous. I've been climbing in the Wasatch for about 30 years, and this is no short scramble. It's a a long struggle for a very fit climber through brush and over cliffs with extreme exposure. No technical skills are required, but it will require some real determination and at least an hour, maybe two, after leaving the main trail, even for the fastest hikers on a good day. That said, it is one of the most rewarding hikes I have ever taken. The wildflowers in the meadow just below the summit were the most beautiful I have ever seen anywhere, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. So the trail deserves a 4 star rank, but the description is a two.



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