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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Peruvian Gulch to Ridgline Snowbird, UT

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Rated  Favorite Wish List UT > Salt Lake
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,313 feet
Elevation Gain 2,687 feet
Avg Time One Way 2-3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 12.95
Interest Peak
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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14  2008-07-27 Al_HikesAZ
Author SparkyJackie
author avatar Guides 13
Routes 0
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Trips 205 map ( 1,010 miles )
Age 32 Female Gender
Location Murray, UT
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep → 2 PM
Seasons   Summer to Autumn
Sun  6:09am - 6:32pm
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The Hike that Flips You the Bird
by SparkyJackie

Likely In-Season!
I started from the Snowbird Visitors Center and proceeded to ascend the hill off the main patio. As soon as you get to Dick Bass Highway, you will go left up a short but steep hill. Once you get to the top, you will see a picnic area, with a volleyball net, barbeque pit, and the trail that goes to the right. It is a little deceiving where it starts, so look around.


The trail starts up a steep set of switch backs to the first ridge top. Once up to the top, the trail goes to the left then curves to the right. This hill is really steep, with a stream running off to the left. Once you are at this point the trail splits into Chips Trail Run, and the Peruvian Gulch Trail. Head up the Peruvian trail, to the next ridge top where you will cross a meadow to the base of the Peruvian Ridge. This leg of the trail starts with small switch backs, then one long switch back to the ridge top. Once up here, you will see the Pfeifferhorn and the Twins right there in a spectacular view. The ridge is really steep, and narrow so watch your step, a fall off this ridge would be a visit to the E.R. for sure. This ridge goes up to the left all the way to Hidden Peak. Once you reach the peak you will see the Tram, and the buildings on Hidden Peak.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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2012-01-02 SparkyJackie

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take I-15 south to I-215 east and exit at 6200 South Street taking a right turn at the light. Follow this road up the hill to Wasatch Boulevard and on toward Little Cottonwood Canyon. Following the signs to Snowbird and Alta.
    page created by SparkyJackie on Jan 02 2012 12:32 pm
    3 pack - loud whistle
    go prepared
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