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Big Baldy via Dry Canyon

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 4.4 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A tough 7 mile round-trip that brings you to a breathtaking view of the valley and surrounding peaks.


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7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

60%

Runnable

8,734' 2,662 m

High

5,471' 1,668 m

Low

3,331' 1,015 m

Up

3,322' 1,013 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (9°)

72%

Max Grade (36°)

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Overview

This run is fun and somewhat strenuous, ending with a great view of the Utah Valley.

Description

The trail is beautiful. A break from the typical desert plants and pines found in most of the Wasatch, this trail has significant sections of field grass, maples, and small oaks. There are numerous side trails to venture off and explore as well if your knees want a break from the constant up/downhill that brings you to/from the top of Big Baldy.

There are no real surprises as the trail is well-worn and easy to follow. Once you get to a ridgeline the trail continues straight to Timpanooke Road, but you'll want to take a left at the rock fire ring if you're headed to Big Baldy. Just before the ridge be sure to stop and admire the terraces built in the 1930's by the CCC!

Recommend 1-2 liters of water in the summer, as approximately half of the trail is exposed to the sun.

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Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 7 votes

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#130

in Utah

#2,339

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Photos

Cairn at the Big Baldy Summit
May 15, 2018 near Pleasan…, UT
Snowmelt-retaining terraces built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
May 15, 2018 near Pleasan…, UT
Summit of Mount Timpanogos from below
May 15, 2018 near Pleasan…, UT
Above Dry Canyon
May 15, 2018 near Lindon, UT
From the top of Baldy looking south toward Orem/Provo.  Wild fire smoke in the sound end of the valley.
Oct 2, 2018 near Pleasan…, UT
From the top of Baldy looking north at Mt. Timpanogos.
Oct 2, 2018 near Pleasan…, UT

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Apr 4, 2020
Andy Adams
still snowy past "hells halfpipe" but the snow was consolidated and easy for the most part. 7.5mi — 2h 30m
Dec 9, 2018
Midnight Ice Raptor
crusty snow. microspikes work well. 4mi