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Utah, Broads Fork Trail
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State: Utah
Location: Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Length, One-Way: 3 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 6200 feet
Maximum Elevation: 8400 feet
Elevation Change: 2280 feet
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Difficulty: More Difficult
Usage: Light

Canyonlands, Utah
Canyonlands, Utah

Trail Information

The Broads Fork Trail leads to an alpine cirque area with extensive rock faces and rugged terrain that is ripped by huge avalanches each winter. The trail begins from the west end of Mill B South Fork Picnic Area and climbs steeply to an overlook. The Salt Lake Twin Peaks and Dromedary Peak surround the cirque at the top of the Broads Fork Trail.

The Broads Fork Trail begins by heading west up the heavily-timbered slope. After hiking for 0.25 miles, the trail turns left and enters the Twin Peaks Wilderness area. The trail continues past a large rock on the the right (west), climbs over a small ridge and enters the Broads Fork drainage. The trail levels off as it enters the drainage and meanders southwest toward the stream. Before reaching the stream, the trail turns left and climbs steeply to the stream crossing. There is a wood bridge crossing the stream at 7500 feet and 1.25 miles from the trailhead.

After crossing the bridge to the west side of the stream, resume climbing south up the Broads Fork drainage. The trail head up past several small benches for another 0.75 miles to reach the meadows at 8400 feet. The trail is well-maintained and clearly distinct to the meadows. A small spur branch of the trail veers to the right to reach the top of the knoll and provides and excellent views of Mount Dromedary, Sunrise Peak and Twin Peaks.

Climbers can continue on Broads Fork Trail to reach the summit of Mount Dromedary. The Broads Fork Trail is also a popular snowshoeing and backcountry skiing trail when winter comes.

Directions

Via Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) about 4.3 miles up to Mill B South Fork trailhead, just before the “S” curve. Trail begins at west end of picnic ground at the trailhead sign.

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