Noriegas Peak

Moab, Utah 84532

Noriegas Peak

Noriegas Peak Professional Review and Guide

"Of all the summits in the La Sal Mountains, Noriegas Peak is probably the easiest to
get to. A short approach with minimal avalanche exposure makes it an ideal spot for
a quick midwinter tour. Low-angle glade skiing is what’s on the menu, though you can
get crazy on the mountain’s extremely avalanche-prone north face. Also, be prepared
for some major bushwhacking through pucker brush in the lower elevations. This
tour is easy to link with the Corkscrew Glades for an all-day adventure. On the north side of Noriegas Peak is a wide-open bowl that falls back into Brumley Creek. This area is called Noriegas Face, but it’s not recommended at all, despite how tasty it may look. This rock-filled avalanche factory is notorious for being the site of massive slides. Like former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, the face is pockmarked and terrifying. Avoid at all costs."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,607 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
3 hours
8,990 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,597 feet
Top Elevation
USGS La Sal Junction
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Jul 2018