2015-08-30 Malans Peak

Distance: 5.3 mi.
Elevation Gain: 2600 ft.

We stopped in Salt Lake City on our road trip to Wyoming for some brunch and a quick climb up Malans Peak, one of the most popular climbs in the area. We parked in a residential area to reach the trailhead. After a half mile or so of flatish hiking on criss-crossing trails, we reached the base of the climb which headed up at a steady rate at 2000 feet over 2 miles.  We started at 10 AM, reached the summit at 11:30 thanks to our light daypacks, and returned to the car at 12:30 PM. Unfortunately the views out toward Salt Lake were pretty hazy, but I can see why this accessible and heart-pumping hike is so popular!

Looking up toward Malans Peak
Hazy view toward Salt Lake from the summit of Malans Peak

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Recommended brew: Edge Brewing Blackwater Imperial Stout

Gear Used:

  • Day packs
  • Trail runners
  • Trekking poles

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