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
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.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bumble Bee on some Wildflowers
Red Blue Checkered Beetle
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers
Looking east toward Jupiter Hill
Looking north over some Wildflowers and down into Wasatch Mountain
Looking west toward Scott Hill
and an unnamed lake (Thaynes Lake?).
A closer view of Scott Hill
I call this Mickey Mouse Hill because of the Mickey Mouse shaped mine
visible from Brighton Ski Resort.
The lake below Guardsmans Pass Peak.
Looking east toward Bald Mountain 9,346' in Park City.
The Mountain Patrol Station on top of Jupiter Hill.
Below is Wasatch Mountain State Park.
In the distance is Heber City and Highway 40 going down Daniels Canyon.
Looking east toward Bald Eagle Mountain 8,495' and the Jordanelle
In the background is Highway 248 to Kamas.
Construction in Park City
Looking south toward Lake Brimhall
Strange Helicopter... I'm not sure, but I think it's for fighting
Looking west toward Guardsmans Pass Peak
Honey bee and Wildflowers
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers
Ant on Wildflowers
Daisy with it's current tenant.
Looking across Big Cottonwood Canyon toward the Honeycomb
and Twin Lakes Pass (With
the power poles).
Behind is American Fork Twin
Looking west down Big Cottonwood Canyon.
, Hobbs Knob, Mount Raymond
and Gobblers Knob
Looking southwest toward the Cottonwood Ridge.
Mount Superior, Monte Cristo
Peak and Twin Peaks
In the foreground are the Honeycomb Cliffs.
A view of the whole Brighton Area and the Granite
is the highest looking
summit from this view.
You can see some of the Albion Basin
Peaks (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
in the background on the left.
, Sugarloaf, American
Fork Twin Peaks.
Thanks to Heid
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