Utah, Clayton Peak Trail
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State: Utah
Location: Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Length, One-Way: 2.5 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 9240 feet
Maximum Elevation: 10720 feet
Elevation Change: 1480 feet
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Difficulty: More Difficult
Usage: Moderate

Utah Elk
Utah Elk

Trail Information

The Clayton Peak Trail takes off from the Brighton Lakes Trail 1/2 mile from the Brighton Lakes Trailhead. The trail enters an area formed from the large glacier that filled the upper part of Big Cottonwood Canyon to Cardiff Fork several thousand years ago. Clayton Peak (also known as Mount Majestic) offers a panoramic view of the Brighton Lakes area, the Wasatch Mountains, the Uinta Mountains, Heber Valley and Mount Timpanogos.

During winter, the Clayton Peak Trail becomes the domain of snowshoers.


Via Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) to Brighton. Start from the Lake Mary Trailhead which is located behind the Mt. Majestic Lodge. The Clayton Peak Trail leaves from the Lake Mary Trail about 3/4 mile from the trailhead.

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