Good peaks to bag in Utah.

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Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by Jbrow327 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 pm

Anyone know of some good eleveners or thirteeners to bag in Utah this time of year? I am about 50 pounds overweight so nothing extremely strenuous. Thanks.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by bdloftin77 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Not 12ers? What round-trip distance and elevation gain range are you thinking of?
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by Jbrow327 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:27 pm

bdloftin77 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Not 12ers? What round-trip distance and elevation gain range are you thinking of?
12ers too. Don't know why I ignored them.
Since I'm not in the best shape, round trip no more than 10 miles. Elevation gain no more than 3k or 4k.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by Scott P » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:43 pm

Didn't you already ask something similar not to long ago? Why not just use the suggestions on the other thread?

There are no Utah 13ers that are even remotely close to being 10 miles roound trip.

The easiest 12ers in Utah are Leidy Peak, Marsh Peak, and Delano Peak.

There are many easy 11ers, including the ones discussed in the other thread.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by IntrepidXJ » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:51 pm

Anything in the La Sals: Peale, Tuk, Mellenthin, Waas, etc...
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by cougar » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:18 pm

La Sals are good and fairly short from the pass, Mt Peale or Tuk. Should be great for fall colors around now too, big stand of Aspen. Good car camping spots near the trailhead.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by Matt Lemke » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:49 pm

There's quite a few good desert peaks too that I find more interesting than the alpine ones sometimes. Many are harder scrambles or technical, but some, such as George Benchmark in Capitol Reef are easier scrambles (class 3) and that one is one of my all time favorites.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by Conor » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:11 pm

We just got back from the henry mountains. That, a day at the poor man's goblin valley, scoping out some of irish canyons and little wildhorse/bell made for a great easy 3 day trip with awesome weather that the entire family could handle (4yo to 8yo).

Checking out great basin National Park would probably have nice weather and some easy hiking....
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by sigepnader » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:17 pm

Jbrow327 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Anyone know of some good eleveners or thirteeners to bag in Utah this time of year? I am about 50 pounds overweight so nothing extremely strenuous. Thanks.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by greenonion » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:31 am

Mt Nebo from the north. Fun and scenic hike. Tallest in wasatch at just under 12k
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by Will_E » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:58 pm

I was working in Utah a few summers ago, did many of the peaks around SLC. I really liked King’s Peak, Pfeifferhorn, and Timpanogos. If you love steep cardio, Olympus is a great workout.
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Re: Good peaks to bag in Utah.

Post by rdp32 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:04 am

Conor wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:11 pm
We just got back from the henry mountains. That, a day at the poor man's goblin valley, scoping out some of irish canyons and little wildhorse/bell made for a great easy 3 day trip with awesome weather that the entire family could handle (4yo to 8yo).

Checking out great basin National Park would probably have nice weather and some easy hiking....
Conor---I'm heading to Goblin Valley with my family in several weeks and am planning on doing wildhorse/bell (assuming good weather/conditions). Which irish canyons did you do? Would you recommend any of them in particular for easy walk-through access (totally non-technical for at least part way)? Also, I'm not sure what you meant by "poor man's goblin valley"... is there another goblin valley?
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