You don't have to go far from Salt Lake City to find an epic peak to climb!
Salt Lake City, Utah, boasts the best mountain access of any major city in the United States.
There, I said it.
That's a bold statement, but the facts back it up. While other so-called "mountain cities," such as Denver, are situated a long way from true mountains, the Wasatch Range rises straight from the outskirts of Salt Lake City, climbing from 4,300 feet above sea level to a sky-scraping 11,752 feet at the top of Mount Timpanogos. (Mount Nebo is the highest peak in the range at 11,928 feet, but it's located many miles to the south of Salt Lake.)
With foothills overlooking downtown, soaring mountain summits directly on the edge of the Salt Lake Valley, and lofty peaks further back in the Wasatch Range, you don't need to go far from downtown Salt Lake to find a worthy mountain to climb. In this guidebook, I've rounded up 10 of the best peak climbs, ranging from short to long and easy(er) to challenging.
The peaks called out here are just the highlights. Dig deep into this guidebook, and you're guaranteed to find the perfect summit hike for your next foray into the mountains!