Wolf Creek Peak

Kamas, Utah

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Wolf Creek Peak is an evergreen-covered high point that rises above Wolf Creek Pass on State Route 35. It may not look like much, but what it lacks in stature, it makes up for in excellent Uinta Mountain views and low-angle tree skiing that’s easy and quick to get to. Mellow terrain and snow-covered summer roads make Wolf Creek Peak an ideal place for backcountry beginners to learn skinning technique or for anyone seeking a quick morning lap in the glades. Experienced ski-touring parties with skins can shortcut the road for a tour that’s half the distance. Just before the major switchback 0.3 mile from the highway, leave the road and keep going south straight up the mountainside. You’ll skin through an evergreen forest that can be thick at times. Climb 0.2 mile and 200 vertical feet to the summit ridge, then go east, following the ridge an additional 0.4 mile to the summit.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Wolf Creek Peak is an evergreen-covered high point that rises above Wolf Creek Pass
on State Route 35. It may not look like much, but what it lacks in stature, it makes up
for in excellent Uinta Mountain views and low-angle tree skiing that’s easy and quick
to get to. Mellow terrain and snow-covered summer roads make Wolf Creek Peak
an ideal place for backcountry beginners to learn skinning technique or for anyone
seeking a quick morning lap in the glades. Experienced ski-touring parties with skins can shortcut the road for a tour that’s half the distance. Just before the major switchback 0.3 mile from the highway, leave the road and keep going south straight up the mountainside. You’ll skin through an evergreen forest that can be thick at times. Climb 0.2 mile and 200 vertical feet to the summit ridge, then go east, following the ridge an additional 0.4 mile to the summit.

© 2015 Jared Hargrave/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 1.5-3 miles
Elevation Gain: 464 feet
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 9,485 feet
Top Elevation: 9,949 feet
Additional Use: Camping
Local Maps: USGS Wolf Creek Summit
Driving Directions: Directions to Wolf Creek Peak

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