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Northgate Peaks Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 6,943' 2,116 m
Low: 6,903' 2,104 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A mostly level trail linking Wildcat Canyon Trail to the base of the Northgate Peaks.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This mostly flat trail originates at a junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail, about a mile from the trailhead. This is one of the park's lesser used trails, but given its tame nature, it makes for a great family run.

The trail heads due south for just over a mile from its junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail and passes through open grasslands and pinyon-juniper. The Northgate Peaks Trail ends between the east and west Northgate Peaks. From here, you'll have great views of the North Guardian Angel, a large sandstone formation that juts up from the surrounding landscape.

There are multiple trails heading up either of the Northgate Peaks if you're looking for a scramble to a better view. It should be noted that these approaches are not sanctioned park trails - please be considerate of your surroundings and stick to defined paths to avoid trampling delicate desert fauna.

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North Guardian Angel
Feb 5, 2015 near Springdale, UT
View beyond the Northgate Peaks.
Oct 17, 2017 near Springdale, UT

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