Granite Creek Canyon

Total Miles


2235 ft


3 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Deeps are south of Wendover and are the tallest range in the West Desert. They rise 7,800 feet from the desert to heights over 12,000 feet. That is higher vertical relief than the Tetons. This is a very remote area, and only those properly prepared should visit. You need to pack everything to be self sufficient, as this isn't an area you want to break down in and be stranded. With that said Its a gorgeous area with a lot of historical relics and buildings to see. Granite Creek Canyon is well signed off the main road, and is easily the most visited spot in the Deeps. It sees more people because it is the trailhead for hiking Ibapah Peak, which is considered a rare Ultra Prominence peak. This area is extremely important to stay on the obviously traveled roads and trails. The area is actively trying to be made into wilderness and was actually recently reopened from the Wilderness Study Area after the locals won a lawsuit showing historical use of the roads in the areas. So far, 1.5 miles of Granite Creek is open further than it used to be and it eventually has been ordered to be opened up to the historic Camp Ethel. Juab County still needs to open the last 1.5 miles. It is extremely important to treat this area with respect, so we can all enjoy it for years to come.

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