Lone Peak Area via Lake Hardy

Alpine, Utah

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An overnight backpack through the heart of Utah’s first congressionally designated wilderness, featuring spectacular geologic formations, alpine ridges and valleys, and panoramic views of northern Utah. The rocky cirques, wooded canyons, and alpine meadows and ridges of the Wasatch are nowhere more plentiful than in the Lone Peak Wilderness southeast of Salt Lake City. A demanding but spectacular ascent to this area is from the town of Alpine in Utah County, climbing past Lake Hardy and descending through Bells Canyon on the Little Cottonwood Canyon side. Bells Canyon, a major drainage under 11,253-foot Lone Peak, has long been a favorite, if somewhat secret, three-season hiking area. Day trips into Bells Canyon are popular, but you must hike nearly 7 miles and 5,000 feet in elevation to the top. After crossing the ridge from Lake Hardy, you may thus prefer to spend a night on the Little Cottonwood side. Keep in mind that wilderness regulations require you to make camp at least 200 feet from the nearest water source. Forest Service personnel do enforce this regulation.
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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

An overnight backpack through the heart of Utah’s first congressionally designated wilderness, featuring spectacular geologic formations, alpine ridges and valleys, and panoramic views of northern Utah. The rocky cirques, wooded canyons, and alpine meadows and ridges of the Wasatch are nowhere more plentiful than in the Lone Peak Wilderness southeast of Salt Lake City. A demanding but spectacular ascent to this area is from the town of Alpine in Utah County, climbing past Lake Hardy and descending through Bells Canyon on the Little Cottonwood Canyon side.

Bells Canyon, a major drainage under 11,253-foot Lone Peak, has long been a favorite, if somewhat secret, three-season hiking area. Day trips into Bells Canyon are popular, but you must hike nearly 7 miles and 5,000 feet in elevation to the top. After crossing the ridge from Lake Hardy, you may thus prefer to spend a night on the Little Cottonwood side. Keep in mind that wilderness regulations require you to make camp at least 200 feet from the nearest water source. Forest Service personnel do enforce this regulation.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Alpine
Distance: 12
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficultly difficult
Duration: Overnight
Season: Early summer through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,700 feet
Top Elevation: 10,000 feet
Local Contacts: Pleasant Grove Ranger District, Uinta National Forest, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Lehi, USGS Draper, USGS Dromedary Peak, USGS Timpanogos Cave, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Uinta National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Lone Peak Area via Lake Hardy

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