Kessler Peak Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

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Kessler Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 7,734 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,715 feet. The trail ends near Kesler Peak (elevation 10,387 feet).
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Kessler Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 7,734 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,715 feet. The trail ends near Kesler Peak (elevation 10,387 feet). This trail connects with the following: Mill D South Trail.
Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding, Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Distance: 1.7
Elevation Gain: 2,715 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,734 feet
Top Elevation: 10,377 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Kessler Peak Trail
Parks: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 7734/10377 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7734/7734 ft

Kessler Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Mineral Fork sits between Mill B and Cardiff and has amazing, steep skiing when stable. Kessler Peak rises steeply from Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) and also boasts incredible terrain, when avalanche danger is moderate or low.

Both areas have produced multiple fatalities, even in moderate hazard, and are expert touring areas with high consequences. Mineral Fork is often skied on bi-canyon tours from Alta via Cardiff Fork."

"Kessler Peak is one of the most visible mountains in the Wasatch, with tasty backcountry ski runs that can be spied right from the road in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Gods Lawnmower and the massive Argenta Slide Path, a 3000-foot vertical descent that’s a siren song for endurance-fueled backcountry skiers and snowboarders, are testament to the massive destruction an avalanche can cause. The mountain is also home to steep and technical tours like the East and West couloirs and can be linked with other popular runs in Cardiff Fork. The area is a favorite with dawn patrollers, and, as a result, there always seems to be a skin track in place. Of course, the slide paths and chutes are always avalanche prone, so Kessler Peak should only be
skied when the snowpack is stable. Practice safe avalanche techniques and cross one at a time. Also, constantly assess avalanche danger with hand shear, pole, and shovel tests."

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May 2018