Box Elder Peak

Alpine, Utah

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Box Elder is a dramatic, beautiful peak that dominates the skyline around the American Fork, Dry Creek, and Deer Creek canyons. Viewed from the metropolitan sprawl of Utah County to the west, the mountain appears as a common, snow-covered triangle. But to see her from the north and east, you get to witness the terrifying aftermath of geologic time. Massive cliffs warped from seismic energy rise up from a gigantic, horseshoe-shaped bowl, which is the showcase skiable line. Avalanche paths called Shotgun Chutes spill down through swaths of north-facing evergreens for thousands of feet, and wide-open headwalls surround the remaining aspects for tons of vertical, no matter how you choose to ski it.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Box Elder is a dramatic, beautiful peak that dominates the skyline around the American Fork, Dry Creek, and Deer Creek canyons. Viewed from the metropolitan sprawl of Utah County to the west, the mountain appears as a common, snow-covered triangle. But to see her from the north and east, you get to witness the terrifying aftermath of geologic time. Massive cliffs warped from seismic energy rise up from a gigantic, horseshoe-shaped bowl, which is the showcase skiable line. Avalanche paths called Shotgun Chutes spill down through swaths of north-facing evergreens for thousands of feet, and wide-open headwalls surround the remaining aspects for tons of vertical,
no matter how you choose to ski it.

© 2015 Jared Hargrave/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Alpine
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 5,401 feet
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Winter/Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 5,700 feet
Top Elevation: 11,101 feet
Local Maps: USGS Timpanogos Cave, Dromedary Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Box Elder Peak

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