Climb 5 classic peaks in the SLC area. All lie in the Wasatch Range within easy day-hike distance from the city.


Highest peak

Mount Timpanogos

11,749 ft / 3,581 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Timpanogos

5,279 ft / 1,609 m

Most summited peak

Mount Olympus

115 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Olympus

Class 5

Difficulty breakdown

Class 5+ 1 peak

Top climbing months

September  17%

May   16%

August   15%

"Hiked Red Pine Trail trying to get to the summit of Pfeifferhorn. made it up the talus rock slope to the ridge but the trail became a scamble up some class 3 boulders. Since we are more hikers than climbers we called it good. hiked with my wife and daughter. We are a little disappointed in not making the actual summit but felt good making the uphill hike and approximate 10 mile hike out and back. Views of Red Pine Lake and surrounding area are beautiful and worth the hike alone." - Pfeifferhorn, RAW, Jul 6, 2018
"Attempted with my wife and daughter. Steep trail, hot day. We had to walk 1.5 miles up a dirt road to get to the trailhead as the road was too rough for our car. We hiked as far as we could and became exhausted because of the added miles, hot day (97 degrees). We turned back because it was too difficult to carry enough water and there are no streams or other water sources. " - Lone Peak, RAW, Jul 4, 2018
"Took an early Memorial Day morning hike up Grandeur Peak. Cloud cover throughout the hike, though it never got overly muggy. Views from the summit were limited because of cloud cover, but when there were periodic breaks it made the views epic. A lot of people on the trail, particularly when I was heading down (around 9:00 AM)." - Grandeur Peak, JimmyUtah, May 28, 2018
"First summit of 2018, and a return to a familiar spot I haven't climbed in years. Saussie and I hit the trail a little after 7:00 AM. Perfect day for the hike, with the sun topping out over the ridge after we had crossed the creek and headed into the trees. Usual slog from creek to the base of the peak, and I was surprised at how little snow there was on the trail. Not too busy on top. Returned to the car a little after 1:00 PM feeling about as old as I ever have coming off a mountain. Back and hip were killing me and knees felt like jelly. Striking it up to the fact that it was a challenging " - Mount Olympus, JimmyUtah, Apr 28, 2018
"Beautiful spring day. Hit snow as expected with maybe a mile to go til the summit but after putting on my microspikes the rest of the hike went quickly. Beautiful views from the top. My first hike since moving to Salt Lake City!" - Mount Olympus, troyfowler, Mar 30, 2018