Golden Eagle Peak is a great little hike in Eagle Mountain, Utah. There are lots of little lizards, birds, and great views of Utah Lake. This trail is also called Golden Eagle Pass.
I saw seven or eight lizards on my hike. Most of them are side-blotched lizards. There were also so many wildflowers blooming (in May).
There are a few different trailheads:
*Freemont Springs Trailhead – 7363 N Ute Dr, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
The trail that begins at the end of the sidewalk across Golden Eagle Drive from 3634 Jacob’s Way, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
The trail next to stop sign south of 7602 Ranches Pkwy, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
This picture shows the locations of the trails and the second shows the path.
The Fremont Springs Trailhead is the best since there is lots of parking next the park and at the church. The others are great if you live in the neighborhood. This one begins as a sidewalk between two homes, but you can see the faded trailhead sign.
To the left is a little treehouse fort. The main trail heads to the right. This trail has the main trail that switches back and forth with a straight up trail much of the time. It isn’t steep so there isn’t much of an erosion concern. The switchbacks are prettier.
Right near the beginning you can look up and see the top of Golden Eagle Peak, which is more of a hill. The second photo is a closeup of the rocks at the top.
Here are the views at the top.
You get great views of the Saratoga Springs Temple to the southeast.
Here are views in the other directions.
The trail continues heading northwest down the hill. You can look down and see the other trailheads as you follow the path around.
There are pretty views as you come back around to have an eastern view.
I saw several birds along the trail, but only got a few good photos. The lizards were plentiful, so I got more of them.
Stats: Distance – 0.8-1.9 miles round trip (variable depending on route)
Approximate hiking time – 45-120 minutes
Elevation gain – 288 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – trail of dirt, and rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – Year Round (would be hard in mud)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes
Other nearby trails are Eagle Mountain Petroglyphs, Prayer Flags, Turtle Hill, Hidden Hollow Trails, Powell Lake, and Utah Lake. You can also head over to Sensei Trail in Lehi or Blackridge, Sidewinder and Diamondback in Herriman.