Horsehead Peak

Monticello, Utah

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Horsehead Peak is a local landmark around Monticello. The mountain gets its name from a formation of evergreen trees and snow on the northeast aspect that forms the shape of a horse’s head. It’s quite obvious when viewed from town, and it also makes a good point of reference for ski touring in the range. As far as skiing and snowboarding on the mountain, access is straightforward from North Canyon, and long, 2000- vertical-foot descents can be had on enormous open bowls with perfect fall lines. If you time your trip when snow conditions are prime, you’ll have a run of a lifetime by riding the Horsehead.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Horsehead Peak is a local landmark around Monticello. The mountain gets its name from a formation of evergreen trees and snow on the northeast aspect that forms the shape of a horse’s head. It’s quite obvious when viewed from town, and it also makes a good point of reference for ski touring in the range. As far as skiing and snowboarding on the mountain, access is straightforward from North Canyon, and long, 2000- vertical-foot descents can be had on enormous open bowls with perfect fall lines. If you time your trip when snow conditions are prime, you’ll have a run of a lifetime by riding the Horsehead.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 2,779 feet
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 8,430 feet
Top Elevation: 11,209 feet
Local Maps: USGS Abajo Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Horsehead Peak

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