Dry Creektrail

Lone Peak Wilderness Area, Utah 84020

Elevation Gain1,401ft
Trailhead Elevation8,328ft
Elevation Min/Max8328/9634ft
Elevation Start/End8328/8328ft

Dry Creektrail

Dry Creektrail is a hiking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Lone Peak Wilderness Area. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 8,328 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,401 feet. Along the trail there is a spring. This trail connects with the following: Box Elder Trail and Deer Creek/Dry Creek.

Dry Creektrail Professional Review and Guide

"The trail alternates between pines and aspens as it climbs to a large meadow sitting at the base of Box Elder Peak. In the early summer, the meadow teems with wildflowers.

The trail becomes less distinct in the meadow. The Dry Creek Trail makes a sharp left in the middle of the meadow, while the Box Elder Trail continues across the meadow to the southeast. Turn left and follow the trail through aspens and up a ridge, reaching the 9000-foot level. When you top the ridge, a large alpine basin opens up to you. You can see the peaks of the Alpine Ridge along the northern ridge top. As you approach tree line, the terrain opens up significantly, making for spectacular views. After a long climb, a total of 4.5 miles from the trailhead, you finally reach the top, a saddle at 9700 feet with great views in all directions. You can see the Uinta Mountains on the eastern horizon, Mount Timpanogos and Box Elder Peak to the south, and the entire Alpine Ridge to the north, including the peaks of some of the Little Cottonwood Canyon ski resorts."

Dry Creektrail Reviews

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This is a very pretty hike that feels extremely remote while being amazingly close to civilization. The directions here make a terrific approach for a summit bid on Box Elder. Once you reach the saddle, you make a right at the three-way intersection and climb the ridgeline to the summit. Great Hike!
This is a beautiful trail with easy access from the city. It does get quite hot in the summer - there is only a little shade at the beginning of the trail. Beautiful views overlooking the city once you gain some elevation - and it interconnects to a number of other trails. It is a busy trail, and you'll see a lot of other hikers and bikers, especially on the weekends.

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Trail Information

Lone Peak Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Lone Peak Wilderness Area
Uinta National Forest, Pleasant Grove Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Timpanogos Cave, Dromedary Peak; Trails Illustrated Uinta National Forest
Local Maps

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Jul 2018