Middle Canyon to Butterfield Peaks Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,520' 463 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,345' 2,848 m
Low: 7,824' 2,385 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 66% (34°)
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“A short, steep run to the first of several summits, known locally as the Butterfield Peaks.”— David Clayton
Once up on the ridge, runners will pass through a beautiful alpine meadow filled with wildflowers and incredible views of three valleys: Tooele Valley, Salt Lake Valley, and Utah Valley. Continuing up the trail, as you approach the forested first summit, the trail splits with the main trail continuing on to the right, bypassing the first summit to proceed to the second summit.
The trail as shown here rises sharply to the left and culminates in a summit with several cell towers and a utility building. From this vantage point, expansive views of the three valleys will make the steep climb worth it.