Deer Creek-Dry Creek Trail #043

Lone Peak Wilderness Area

Deer Creek-Dry Creek trail is 8.6 miles in length and climbs steeply, and accesses the heart of the Lone Peak Wilderness area which includes high alpine peaks, scenic meadows, and a variety of Flora and Fauna.




At a Glance

Best Season: summer, fall
Restrictions: The Lone Peak Wilderness was established by Congress in 1977 with the purpose of keeping the area in a pristine state.  In order to protect the resources of this special area, some regulations have been made:
  • No mechanized or motorized equipment (including mountain bikes).
  • Group size limit of 15 but 8 or less is recommended.
  • No shortcutting trail switchbacks.
  • Campfires and wood gathering for fires are discouraged.

General Information


Beginning at the Information Station located on the American Fork side of SR-92, travel 4.7 miles and take a left at the junction with SR-144, and continue 2.4 miles to the Tibble Fork Reservoir. From the reservoir, continue along the paved road .75 miles to the Granite Flat CG and park at the first small parking area on your right.  This trail can also be accessed from the Town of Alpine.

General Notes:

High Elevation-Alpine Environment

Trails Open To: Hike, Horse

Wilderness Considerations:   As with any Wilderness trails, please be prepared for trails that have received little to no maintenance; have a map and compass and know how to use them, and have the ability to be self-sufficient as these are truly some of the remotest areas in the Wasatch Mountains.


For further information about the Lone Peak Wilderness and Leave No Trace, please go to and Search Lone Peak


Day Hiking

Horse Riding