"The trail heads due west through thick forests of pine and aspen, accented with columbine and penstemon. Topping the ridge, the forest thins out, offering a clear view up into a long cirque with sheer 1000-foot cliffs and a saddle at its farthest point, just southwest of, and below, Deseret Peak. The trail continues its constant rise, gaining 1800 feet in 1.75 miles as it approaches that saddle.
In summer, wildflowers and grasses green up the moist meadows, a stark contrast to the arid valleys below. Although you’ve already topped 10,000 feet at the saddle, another 1000-foot climb awaits in the final 0.75 mile to the peak. Across its full length, the summit ridge affords views of the barren, white Salt Flats to the west. Nearing the top, sheer, jagged cliffs fall away to the east (right), where raptors nest in the rocky crags."