AKA Peak 420 : 10,420 Feet
Salt Lake City, Utah
Park City, Utah
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Wasatch Mountain State Park
420 Peak is one of the easiest peaks to hike (That is over
9,500 feet tall) in the Central Wasatch. You can easily climb
up to Peak 420 from Guardsmans Pass. Just climb up the tree
covered hill to the south toward Brighton Ski Resort. There
is a clear trail, though it is pretty steep, compared to most
of the mountains this high in the Wasatch, it is very short;
maybe half a mile or so. Once to the top of Peak 10,420, you
can easily continue to Clayton
Peak to the south.
From the top, you will have views of Little Cottonwood Canyon,
Cottonwood Ridge, Mount Timpanogos, Lake Mary, Twin Lakes,
Bloods Lake, Silver Lake, Park City, and Heber City.
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 are hiking to Clayton peak
or riding their mountain bikes down the famous Wasatch Crest
This is an excellent place to watch the sunrise or sunset.