The effort on this unique and worthwhile hike puts you on top of one of the tallest and most dramatic peaks in the Wasatch Range.


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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


Hiking Lone Peak offers some of the most incredible views of the Salt Lake Valley, but you'll have to earn it.

The trail is long at almost 12 miles round trip and the elevation gain is well over 5,000 feet.

The trip starts in the brushy foothills of Draper and climbs steeply up onto a ridge that leads into the rocky and rugged alpine environment.

Route finding is easy down low, but becomes tricky as you leave the well trod dirt paths and enter the rocky terrain.

Follow the cairns and stay to the south of the giant cirque.

There can be snow on the north face making summit access tricky without crampons until later in the season when the snow melts out.

There is a short scramble to the summit that leaves you standing and staring right down the vertical walls of the cirque and out over the Salt Lake Valley.