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Peak 10,420

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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Peak 10,420

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  • The trailhead, just to the right of Blood's Lake Trail.- Peak 10,420
  • The ascent is steep the whole way.- Peak 10,420
  • Hiking to Peak 10,420.- Peak 10,420
  • Some lupine along the trail.- Peak 10,420
  • Hiking to Peak 10,420.- Peak 10,420
  • The hiking poles are even more helpful on the way down.- Peak 10,420
  • We found some late season lupine, some of the last of the year.- Peak 10,420
  • A beautiful sunset from 10,420.- Peak 10,420
  • You can bring the dogs too! The parking lot at Guardman's is below to the right.- Peak 10,420
  • Looking at the ridge that separates Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.- Peak 10,420
  • Sunset views from Peak 10,420.- Peak 10,420
  • Clayton Peak.- Peak 10,420
  • Sunset views from Peak 10,420.- Peak 10,420
  • Looking west down Big Cottonwood Canyon.- Peak 10,420
  • Blood's Lake from above.- Peak 10,420
  • Dusk from Peak 10,420.- Peak 10,420
  • Not a bad place to watch a sunset.- Peak 10,420
  • The view of Mt Superior (11,132 ft) and Twin Lakes.- Peak 10,420
  • Looking south toward Clayton Peak (10,721 ft) and Mount Timpanogos (11,753 ft) in the distance.- Peak 10,420
  • Brighton Ski Resort.- Peak 10,420
  • An interesting granite outcropping under the Big Dipper.- Peak 10,420
  • A nearby forest fire blankets the area in smoke.- Peak 10,420
  • Looking down toward Park City and Guardsman's Pass.- Peak 10,420
  • Looking east toward Heber City.- Peak 10,420
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy way to summit a peak. Amazing views. Wildflowers.
Cons: 
Very Steep. Not a very long hike.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
1.95 mi (3.14 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
9,747 ft (2,971 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
673 ft (205 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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If you are looking for an easy way to get a summit in the Wasatch, then Peak 10,420 is perfect for you. Pronounced "Ten Four Twenty," it has some really amazing views that you can access in under a mile. Granted you have a very steep hike up to the peak, but it is easily one of the shortest hikes to access serious vistas in the area.

You immediately begin the climb starting off at Guardsman's Pass,  and it really doesn't flatten out much until you reach the top. Thick pine forests hug the west side of the mountain during the ascent, but the eastern slope offers some incredible unblocked sights. You can see Park City, the Uinta mountains, Heber City, and Blood's Lake during the ascent. Once you reach the summit you will get the other half of the 360-degree views that include Clayton Peak, almost all of Big Cottonwood, Mount Timpanogos, and even Mount Superior in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The trail is dog friendly, there are great wildflowers in summer, and many people use this spot to do incredible backcountry skiing during winter. Continue on the trail to summit Clayton Peak or to reach Lackawaxen Lake. You really get a great scope of the area from this peak. You can see down into so many different recreational hot-spots that you might have previously frequented. Peak 10,420 is a great way to get a new perspective on an old area.

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