Hiking Utah's Summits Guide Book

by Tom Wharton & Paula Huff (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Utahand39;s Summits  by Tom Wharton & Paula Huff

128pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1560445882

A complete guide that covers trails leading to the highest peak in each of Utah's 29 counties (some counties share a peak). Peaks range from those that can be reached by car to those that would challenge the most ardent climber. Each trail description once ran in the Salt Lake Tribune and they are compiled for this book. The descriptions are complete with driving and hiking directions, maps, and lots of fun historical information.

© Tom Wharton and Paula Huff/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Utah's Summits" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.
... Preview: Though not officially designated as wilderness, few places in Utah offer the solitude of a mid-March ski tour to the peak’s summit, the highest point within 110 miles in any direction. And, according ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Beaver, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Hang gliding is new to this range, which hosts Box Elder County’s highest peak, Bull Mountain, at 9,920 feet. Surrounding canyons are wide and lush with perennial streams in the bottom. At the base, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Snowville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: At 9,979 feet, Naomi Peak is an amphitheater for a geologic opera. Basin and range guard the west. The Uinta Mountains loom in the southeast. Wyoming’s high plateau country is northeast. And on a clea ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Logan, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Step out of a car at Clear Creek. Sniff the air. Examine the black specks on the snow. That, alone, should reveal much about this area’s history. This is coal country. Clear Creek is three miles from ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Scofield, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: It’s the landscape where Butch Cassidy once cooked and served Thanksgiving dinner to ranch families. Where men hunting dinosaur bones drew guns over territorial disputes. And where soldiers once march ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Roosevelt, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Thurston Peak is directly above Layton and four peaks north of the white-domed Federal Aviation Administration’s radar station on Francis Peak near Bountiful. Reaching its summit from the east side is ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Farmington, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: At 13,528 feet, Kings Peak is Duchesne County’s highest point. This summit covered with Volkswagen-size rocks is named for Clarence King, who surveyed the 40th parallel so precisely his work is rarely ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Lonetree, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Visitors to 11,285-foot South Tent Mountain, the highest peak in Sanpete County and on the Wasatch Plateau, can view some of the range-management work done to control the flooding and make the high fo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Spring City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: An aura of mystery permeates the Henry Mountains, the last mountain range in the 48 contiguous states to be named. Prospectors once searched for a cursed lost Spanish gold mine, many losing their heal ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The La Sal Mountains house San Juan County’s highest peak, Mt. Peale at 12,721 feet, and Grand County’s highest peak, Mt. Waas at 12,331 feet. When gold fever swept across the United States in the mid ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: From the summit of Brian Head Peak, one can look out at Nevada’s Wheeler and Highland peaks, Arizona’s Mount Trumbull and Navajo Mountain, Beaver County’s Tushar Range and the Paunsagunt, Table Cliffs ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Brian Head, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: the Deep Creeks are a wilderness study area with Juab County’s highest peak. Ibapah Peak is 12,087 feet. The name is a Goshute word meaning “white clay water” for the fine particles in the streams. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Callao, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: “Terrible and beautiful wasteland…. Colored by every color of the spectrum…. Sculpted by sandblast winds…. Carved, broken and split by canyons so deep and narrow that the rivers run in sunless depths. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Cedar City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Hikers making their way to the top of 10,222-foot Mine Camp Peak located east of Utah’s territorial capital will quickly notice three things: Water, old sawmill equipment, and mines. That is appropria ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Fillmore, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: At 9,255 feet, Rich County’s highest peak is nameless. A Salt Lake Tribune contest has proposed the moniker Bridger Peak, commemorating mountain man Jim Bridger, who sought beaver in nearby creeks. Be ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Logan, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: It is easy to understand Tyng’s choice for his grave. There is little vegetation near Twin Peaks, affording vistas of Timpanogos, Box Elder Peak, the jagged ridge line separating Little Cottonwood Can ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Fish Lake Hightop rises above Fish Lake, and on the west-northwest wall of this plateau sits the high point at 11,633 feet. To the north, Mt. Nebo can be seen on a clear day. The Tuschar mountains, wi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Bicknell, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: There is a certain magic to climbing 13,528-foot Kings Peak, the tallest point in Utah. But 13,442-foot Gilbert Peak—the highest point in Summit County and the second tallest in Utah—sits 3.5 miles no ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Evanston, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Driving toward Grantsville on the edge of the Great Salt Lake desert, one wouldn’t imagine that he would soon be visiting a land of aspen and pines, mule deer, rattlesnakes, and wildflowers. The surpr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Grantsville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Veteran Salt Lake mountaineer and environmental activist Alexis Kelner craves solitude, something he struggles to find in Salt Lake County’s canyons. Now, when he wants to be alone, Kelner heads south ... From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's Summits"
Payson, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7

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