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Deer Creek-Dry Creek Trail #043

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 4.6 (7)

A moderately steep mountain trail leading to the Box Elder north saddle and down the other side.


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8.8

Miles

14.1

KM

65%

Runnable

9,620' 2,932 m

High

5,675' 1,730 m

Low

2,644' 806 m

Up

3,994' 1,217 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Take care through steep and loose sections as well as a brief boulder field near the top.

Description

Start from a pullout on the west side of the road. Fits only 2-3 cars. Hike up trail trending on the north side of the valley going through intermittent trees. There are lots of chained ponds down in the valley great for wildlife.

Nearly half-way up the trail a seasonal alpine spring is encountered. I bring water purification so I can fill up here on the way up and back. As you continue on the trail gets a bit more worn out, take your time picking through the short, steep and loose sections. Near the saddle the trail crosses a boulder field then tops over the ridge to reach a beautiful field at the saddle. This is a crossroads for the dry creek trail, as well as the ridge to Box Elder and an Unnamed peak to the north.

This is a great spot to camp.

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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#203

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#5,716

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Enjoy great views to the east from halfway up the trail.
Apr 16, 2017 near Alta, UT
A steep chute runs down the side of Box Elder Peak.
Apr 16, 2017 near Alta, UT

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Aug 22, 2018
Trish Griffee
Quick shaded trail for a nice morning trail run. Fairly difficult climb up a little over 2 miles to the falls and a quick run back down. 2.1mi