Mount Ellen North Summit Ridge

Hanksville, Utah

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The North Summit Ridge of Mount Ellen has some of the most accessible ski touring in the Henry Mountains, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get to. Roads are inaccessible when wet or snow covered; rocky, steep terrain abounds; and many miles must be traveled before you ever start skiing or snowboarding. The highest point in the Henry Mountains is located here on the North Summit Ridge yet is unnamed on topographic maps. Meanwhile, a smaller yet more prominent point to the north is graced with the moniker Mount Ellen Peak. It seems unfair, but if you want to make turns off the highest point in the Henrys, then Mount Ellen’s North Summit at an elevation of 11,522 feet is your goal. The skiing and snowboarding is better here anyway, as long slide paths spill down from the ridge all the way to Log Flat for up to 2500 vertical feet. These avalanche paths hold snow through late spring, so you can ski thin ribbons of corn until summer.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

The North Summit Ridge of Mount Ellen has some of the most accessible ski touring in the Henry Mountains, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get to. Roads are inaccessible when wet or snow covered; rocky, steep terrain abounds; and many miles must be traveled before you ever start skiing or snowboarding. The highest point in the Henry Mountains is located here on the North Summit Ridge yet is unnamed on topographic maps. Meanwhile, a smaller yet more prominent point to the north is graced with the moniker Mount Ellen Peak. It seems unfair, but if you want to make turns off the highest point in the Henrys, then Mount Ellen’s North Summit at an
elevation of 11,522 feet is your goal. The skiing and snowboarding is better here
anyway, as long slide paths spill down from the ridge all the way to Log Flat for up to
2500 vertical feet. These avalanche paths hold snow through late spring, so you can
ski thin ribbons of corn until summer.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Hanksville
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 3,522 feet
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 8,000 feet
Top Elevation: 11,522 feet
Local Maps: USGS Mount Ellen
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Ellen North Summit Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018