Granite Mountain Trail


Day Hike - Granite Mountain Trail

Day hike up to summit of Granite Mountain where we will have lunch and then return

  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2, Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at the trailhead in time to be geared up to leave at 8 am

We will travel together to the summit.  This will include taking snack and water breaks every hour.  We will expect to eat lunch on the summit, and if the weather is good we will spend 30 minutes on the summit.  Micro spikes are required and you must try them on at home to be sure you can put them on and they fit your boots.  Some people will want to bring trekking poles to assist on traveling on the snow with microspikes and when traveling downhill without them.  Expected time to return to car is 5-6 hours.  Please do not schedule activities that you must attend that evening as we cannot guarantee time of return.


Granite Mountain Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • microspikes
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