Notch Peak

Delta, Utah

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Follow the 4WD track up the canyon, noting the high cliff walls on both sides of the small gorge. The canyon opens up after a little less than a mile and the 4WD track splits. To the right is a more open canyon; to the left the smaller canyon follows the south cliff walls. The canyon soon turns north and opens back up. Up ahead you’ll see a saddle between two peaks. It’s about 1.25 miles from the ledges to the saddle. Once at the saddle you’ll be able to look over the cliff edge. Be careful -- it’s over 2000 feet down. Turn west and ascend a short, but steep, half mile to the top of Notch Peak. The vertical cliffs rank as the tallest in Utah, with a sheer drop of almost 1500 feet and a total drop of nearly 5000 feet to Tule Valley below.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

Follow the 4WD track up the canyon, noting the high cliff walls on both sides of the small gorge. The canyon opens up after a little less than a mile and the 4WD track splits. To the right is a more open canyon; to the left the smaller canyon follows the south cliff walls.

The canyon soon turns north and opens back up. Up ahead you’ll see a saddle between two peaks. It’s about 1.25 miles from the ledges to the saddle. Once at the saddle you’ll be able to look over the cliff edge. Be careful -- it’s over 2000 feet down. Turn west and ascend a short, but steep, half mile to the top of Notch Peak. The vertical cliffs rank as the tallest in Utah, with a sheer drop of almost 1500 feet and a total drop of nearly 5000 feet to Tule Valley below.

©  Steve Mann & Rhett Olson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Delta
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 2,910 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Season: May to early November
Local Contacts: BLM Fillmore Field Office
Local Maps: USGS Notch Peak, Miller Cove
Driving Directions: Directions to Notch Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

5/27/2006
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Outstanding hike. The views at the saddle are outstanding. Unfortunately, the day we did the hike, 5/27/06, a storm blew in in the time it took us to climb from the saddle to the top of Notch Peak. All we could see from the top was snow and cloud. Ah well, another day... The trail description was a little sketchy, but just keep to the wash/gulley and you will make it to the saddle. From the saddle, the peak is to your left. Yes, up that! There were several cairns placed that we found to be 100% accurate; so follow them.



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