Wellsville Cone / Box Elder Peak

Mendon, Utah 84325

Wellsville Cone / Box Elder Peak

Wellsville Cone / Box Elder Peak Professional Review and Guide

"The climb is hot and dry, with many long switchbacks, ascending the faces of several different ridges. For most of the climb you are exposed to the sun. Please do not shortcut the switchbacks! Help keep the trail in good condition by sticking to the main trail.

When you top out at Stewart Pass, a welcome cool breeze blows up the west face of the range. Even on hot days the breeze can be cool, so bring a jacket. Hawks and falcons float in these breezes on the west face. The Wellsville Range is a known migratory birding area. You may want to bring binoculars for better views of the raptors."

Wellsville Cone / Box Elder Peak Reviews

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5/24/2012
The Coldwater trail is ill-designed, ill-constructed and woefully maintained. It is also hardly used. Willows and ash choke the north aspects, destroying the tread and causing abrupt grade changes. This trail should be removed both from this guide and from the FS inventory. Use Deep Creek instead--that trail is a joy.
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Trail Information

Mendon
Nearby City
11
Distance
4,640 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5.5 to 8 hours
Duration
July to October
Season
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Logan Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Honeyville, Wellsville
Local Maps