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Mt. Aire
Salt Lake County, UT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Mt. Aire Trail
The Mt. Aire Trail

Route: Mt. Aire Trail

With yet another forecast of clouds and afternoon thunderstorms, I opted for a pre-sunrise start time. With the exception of one area (an unsigned junction where the trail turned left and an old trail with a rock staircase turned right), it was fairly straightforward hiking on unfamiliar terrain with a headlamp. Reaching the saddle, the pre-dawn light was nicely illuminating the area.

Though a steady climb up to the saddle, the trail was fairly tame with no scrambles to note. The sparsely wooded summit provided views in just about all directions, especially of the eastern horizon (making for great sunrise viewing).

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Aire
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Parking Elevation: 6,620'
Destination: Mt. Aire
Time Elapsed: 02:24
Trailhead Elevation: 6,620'
Summit Elevation: 8,621'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,011'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,021'

The Mt. Aire Trail trailhead
The Mt. Aire Trail trailhead

The Mt. Aire Trail
The Mt. Aire Trail

Sunrise on Mt. Aire - Click to enlarge
Sunrise on Mt. Aire

Looking northwest from Mt. Aire - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest from Mt. Aire

Topographic map of Mt. Aire

Directions to trailhead: From Belt Route I-215, take exit 4 to Mill Creek Canyon Road. The Mt. Aire Trail trailhead will eventually be on the left (at a sharp right turn in the road). There is limited room to park roadside. A cash toll may be imposed upon leaving Mill Creek Canyon.

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