A Visit to the Living Room

December 8, 2008 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

…or to put it differently, yet another visit to Quarry Peak. Not a common destination, Quarry Peak is on the end of the ridge that heads south into the Salt Lake Valley from the “Living Room.”

The Route:

This is a fun family hike that loops over Quarry Peak, follows the ridge north to the Living Room and descends Georges Gulch. It’s probably right around 2 miles long. This loop hike begins at Colorow Way near the entrance to Red Butte Garden. Currently the trail has been rerouted because of the the new Utah Museum of Natural History that is being built. Follow the switch-backed trail up to the pipeline trail. Bear left along the eastern boundry of Red Butte Garden. Just after a view of the stone house turn right and traverse up the ridge. At the top of this ridge continue east towards the small grove of mountain mahogony trees. From here, Quarry Peak is the rocky outcrop just above your location. At the summit you’ll also find a peak marker.

To find the Living Room, continue north along the undulating ridge until you reach a collection of stone furniture. This is the Living Room. It’s a great place to settle in and enjoy a panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley. To finish the loop, proceed down the obvious main trail through Georges Gulch, and you’ll end up heading back towards Colorow Way.

Our Hike:

On a fine Saturday morning we gathered the crews together for another attempt at Quarry Peak. Joining the Summitcheese quest for the first time were Bean (Robin), MrT (Tanner), ChiChi (Thea), and MyMy (Maya). Our group of nine hikers was scattered along the trail to the peak. At the summit, we regrouped for a Cheeseburger Money Shot.

Group Money Shot

As always, the ridge walk to the Living Room was the most scenic portion of the hike and we made a long pit stop at the stone chairs.

Quarry Peak, UT — DrPhilFlash, Bean, MrT, ChiChi, MyMy


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

Assault on Caldwell Knob The Bear Got Beat

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

The Mission

To encourage, enable, and document the consumption of a Cheeseburger on every summit on earth.
December 2008
« Nov   Jan »

Blog Stats

  • 81,723 hits

%d bloggers like this: