11,035 ft / 3,363 m


5,810 ft / 1,770 m


46 summits

Top climbing months

August   28%

October   28%

July   16%

Most climbed route

South Willow Creek


  • Deseret Peak is the highest peak in the Stansbury Mountains.
  • Located in the Deseret Peak Wilderness.
  • The area is a contrast of the alpine wilderness with the surrounding desert basin and is very popular with hikers.
  • The trail that leads to the peak is easily accessible from Salt Lake City.
  • The mountain offers views of the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Great Salt Lake, and the surrounding towns and mountain ranges.
  • On a clear day, it is possible to see Mount Nebo, the highest peak in the adjacent Wasatch Mountains.
"Started at 4am from Stansbury Park with a group of 23 people ages 11-50. The hike is not too difficult if you are in decent physical condition. The views from the saddle and the peak are remarkable, especially on a clear day. " - boonebolinder, Jul 30, 2016
"Hit the trail at around 10am with my fiance and dog. Made it to the summit which was chilly and windy at around 2pm. Back to the trailhead by 5pm. The descent would have been faster, but we stopped to relax and enjoy the day on the way down." - John7050, Aug 9, 2014
"Forgot one of the camelbaks...forgot the ice...hit a deer...lousy night sleeping while people pulled in early and made as much noise as possible...had a great hike with two of my kids!" - Hilljr, Aug 3, 2013
"2 friends and myself started in the morning at the top of South Willow Canyon while it was still dark. Made it to the top and back in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Beautiful, clear weather. Saw some deer in a meadow. Fell on my face once while running back down." - Webinator, Jul 13, 2011
"Took my (aging) Lab on his last real hike (he's gotten too old to really hike anymore) to Deseret Peak (11,031 feet). We did the loop hike (returning via Dry Fork trail), roughly a 9 mile hike with close to 4,000 ft. elevation/gain loss. A great hike, very few people hike the Stansbury range...highly recommended." - seancampmsw, Jul 16, 2009



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