Salt Lake City, Utah
Park City, Utah
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Jupiter Hill : 9,998'
Wasatch Mountain State Park
Guardsmans Pass Peak is probably the easiest peak to hike
(That is over 9,500 feet tall) in the Central Wasatch. You
can easily climb up to Jupiter Hill from Guardsmans Pass Peak.
To get there:
Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you almost reach Brighton
Ski Resort. You will see a road that turns sharply to the
left with a sign on the right that says Guardsmans Pass Road.
This Road is closed all winter. Turn up this road, it switchbacks
up the Wasatch Crest until it reaches an open overlook with
views of Park City, Midway and Heber. There are usually lots
of people parked at the overlook, most of them are just going
to stay in their cars, the rest will probably be heading up
10,420 Peak and Clayton Peak. To climb up Guardsmans Pass,
go north or left up the steep hill. In the summer this area
is covered with Red Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers.
At the top of the hill, you will encounter a weather relay
post, there is a ski lift to the left or northwest of the
peak. To continue to Jupiter Hill, continue to your right
down the clear jeep trail. Jupiter Hill is about 45 minutes
down the road.
It would be a excellent place to watch the sunrise.