The Quarry: Quarry Peak

October 19, 2008 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

On a gorgeous, sunny Saturday morning we took a short family hike through Red Butte Botanical Gardens to feed the ducks and check out the “secret” garden. Looming over us was the rocky summit of Quarry Peak. I had hiked up Quarry Peak before but donated my Cheeseburger to a hungry dog (Baxter) and so was shutout in the Summitcheese department. We talked about a possible hike up it. On Sunday morning, after preparing a batch of Cheeseburgers, the entire family headed up to the Salt Lake foothills for another stab at Quarry Peak.

View of Wire Mountain

At the beginning of the hike we were rerouted for the construction of the new Utah Museum of Natural History building. We eventually found our way up the western slope of Quarry Peak to the Red Butte Ridge. We scrambled up to a jumble of rocks that mark the summit of Quarry Peak and enjoyed the views of Red Butte Canyon and the Salt Lake Valley.

Quarry Peak Money Shot

After dispatching the required Cheeseburgers, we proceeded along the ridge to the “Living Room” – an assemblage of stone chairs at an abandoned sandstone quarry (hence Quarry Peak?). The boys enjoyed scrambling over the rocks on the ridge. At the living room we took a break for marshmallows and when well rested, finished the loop back to the car via the George’s Gulch trail.

Quarry Peak, UT – dinoboy, BarBarJinks, MadeMarion, sirloinofbeef


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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