Utah summits and passes - MTB - Approach heights

- approach heights are divided into groups of 500 feet
- tabulation order: highest approach group first
- within each group approaches are sorted by average grade
- the first grade figure is average uphill grade. It does not consider drops in elevation
- the second optional grade figure considers drops in elevation, averaging both drops and climb grades.
- both grade figures do not consider elevation differences smaller than 100ft, and underestimate the true climb.
- all approaches in this table are at least partially unpaved. But other approaches to the same pass may be paved.
- approach height is the difference between starting point and summit.
- each approach may be presented by multiple rows. The difference is the starting point.
- only the highest entry for each approach is linked.
- different approaches may have sections in common.
- approach type: L: low point; S: summit  ( or point of highest elevation; not necessarily pass elevation ); W: waypoint ( between summit and low point ). L->S approaches are linked.
 
Approach Height
avg grade
Pass/Summit
Approach from
drop
distance
max elevation
apr. type
6499ft<-6000ft







6310
5.1/6.5
Burro Pass
North: southern start of La Sal Loop Rd via La Sal Loop Rd
~800ft
23+1/2
11170
L->S
5999ft<-5500







5678
5.8
Geyser Pass
West: jct La Sal Loop Rd - US191, south of Moab
-
18+1/2miles
10538
L->S
5499ft<-5000ft






5030
6.6/7.7
Wasatch Crest Trail summit(u) - 1 Salt Lake: jct Mill Creek Canyon - Wasatch Blvd
~400ft
14+1/2miles
9970
L->S
5238
4.2/4.8
Geyser Pass
East: Paradox via Buckeye Reservoir
~300ft
23+1/2miles
10538
L->S
5400
3.9/3.1
FR129 Geyser Pass s(u)
East: Paradox via Buckeye Reservoir
~300ft
23+1/2miles
10700
L->S
5390 3.8 Niotche - Lost Creek Divide North: Saliana, jct US50 - US89 - 27miles 10550ft L->S
5400
3.2/4.1
FR129 Geyser Pass s(u) South: Paradox via Ut46
~700ft
31+1/2miles
10700
L->S
5270
3.1/3.9
Burro Pass
South: La Sal Jct via FR129
~700ft
32+1/2miles
11170
L->S
4999<-4500ft






4840
6.8
Skyline Drive - North summit(u)
North: south-west end of Farmington Creek bicycle trail
-
13+1/2miles
9100
L->S
4940
6.2
Skyline Drive - North summit(u) South: West Bountiful, 400south - Ut131
-
13+1/2miles
9100
L->S
4790
5.3
Guardsman Pass
East: Salt Lake City, jct: Wasatch Blvd - Big Cottonwood Canyon
-
17miles
9710
L->S
4500
5.3/5.6
Kokopelli Trail summit(u): m114
West: jct: UT128 - road to Castleton
~100
16miles
8560
L->S
4611
4.5
Bruin Point summit(u) South: Sunnyside Junction
-
19+1/2miles
10131
L->S
4691
4.4/4.6
Bruin Point summit(u) North: jct: Dry Creek Canyon - Nine Mile Canyon Road ~100
20miles
10131
L->S
4499<-4000ft






4070 7.0 FR 113 Winkler Point s(u) North: Fremont Indian Park - 11miles 9900 W->S
4110
6.5
Guardsman Pass
West: Midway
-
12miles
9710
L->S
4020 5.6/6.2 FR 113 Winkler Point s(u) South: Marysvale ~200ft 13+1/2miles 9900 L->S
4280 FR 113 Winkler Point s(u) North: low point on I70 near US89 exit for Marysvale - 16miles 9900 L->S
4226
4.3/4.5
FR249 summit(u): Star Point
North: jct Ut-10-Ut11
~100
18+1/2miles
10046
W->S
4470
4.1
Barney Top
East: jct Ut12 - FR17 Main Canyon
-
20+1/2miles
10580
L->S
4415
4.1/4.3
FR134 summit(u): Blind Stream
East: jct Ut35-Ut208
~100
20+1/2miles
10865
L->S
4236
4.1/4.3
FR249 summit(u): Star Point
South: jct:Ut236-Ut11, north of Huntiington
~100
19+1/2miles
10046
L->S
4290
3.6
Pole Line Pass
West: Salt Lake City, jct:I15-Ut92
-
22+1/2miles
8930
L->S
4190
3.6/4.1
La Sal Loop Rd s(u) via Sand Flats Rd
West: start of Sandflats Road, south of Moab
~300ft
22miles
8320
L->S
4496
3.2/3.5
FR249 summit(u): Star Point North: Price
~200
26+1/2miles
10046
L->S
4240
3.1/3.5
FR154 summit(u): Posey Lake
South: town of Escalante via southern approach to Hell's Backbone Bridge road summit(u)
~300
26 miles
10040
L->S
4210
3.1/3.2
Trail Hollow Summit
South: jct Soldier Summit rd - Ray's Valley rd
~100ft
26miles
9910
L->S
4350
3.0/4.5
Kokopelli Trail summit(u): m114
East: jct: Onion Creek rd - Ut128
~1000
27+1/2miles
8560
L->S
4312
3.0/5.0
North Creek Pass
Soutt: Recapture Dam, north of Blanding
~1300
27+1/2miles
10312
L->S
4335 2.6/3.1 FR018 Red Cloud Summit s(u) South-West: Vernal, jct Ut121 - Ut44 via Brownie Canyon ~400ft 31+1/5 9975 L->S
4335
2.2/2.8
Reservation Ridge Road summit(u) East: Duchesen
~600
38miles
9835
L->S
4335 2.1/3.3 FR018 Red Cloud Summit s(u) South-East: Vernal, jct Ut121 Ut44 via Ut 44 ~1200ft 40miles 9975 L->S
3999<-3500ft






3940
7.9
Guardsman Pass
West: Wasatch State Park visitor center
-
9+1/2miles
9710
W->S
3975
7.5/7.9
FR134 summit(u): Blind Stream East: start of Blind Stream road
~100
10miles
10865
W->S
3555
4.8
FR134 summit(u): Blind Stream West: lower Stillwater bridge
-
14miles
10965
L->S
3860
4.7
Pole Line Pass
West: start of American Fork Canyon
-
15+1/2miles

W->S
3720
3.2/3.4
FR022 summit: Ferron Canyon
East: Ferron
~100
22miles
9650
L->S
3950
3.0/4.9
Hell's Backbone Road summit(u)
East: Escalante River Crossing, between Escalante and Boulder
~1100ft
25miles
9160
L->S
3685
2.3/2.8
Reservation Ridge Road summit(u)
West: Strawberry Pinnacles
~400ft
31nukes
9835
L->S
3499<-3000ft






3252
6.8
North Creek Pass
North: Monticello: jct Ut49 - US191
-
9miles
10312
L->S
3065
5.3
Horse Canyon summit(u)
West: jct Horse Canyon road - US6
-
11miles
8515
W->S
3440
5.0/6.7
TR157 Ridge Trail summit(u): mile 7 West: Cascade Springs via Pole Line Pass
~600ft
13miles
9740
L->S
3440
4.8/8.0
TR157 Ridge Trail summit(u): mile 7
East: Cascade Springs via forest rd
~1000ft
13+1/2miles
9740
L->S
3330
4.7/5.2
Pole Line Pass
East: Midway
~200ft
13+1/2
8930
L->S
3030
4.1
Barney Top West: jct Ut22 - dirt road up Clay Creek
-
14miles
10580
L->S
3275
4.1
Horse Canyon summit(u)
West: from low point on US6, nw of Horse Canyon turnoff
-
15miles
8515
L->S
3390 4.1/4.6 FR004 Water Hollow Rd s(u) North: jct FR001 - US89, north of Salina ~200ft 15=1/2miles 8520ft L->S
3350
4.1/6.3
Wasatch Crest Trail summit(u) - 1 East: Keetey Junction
~800ft
15+1/2miles
9970
L->S
3280
3.0
Bookcliffs Divide via Bookcliffs Ridge Road
South East: jct: Hay Canyon - East Canyon via East Canyon
-
20+1/2miles
8450
L->S
3210 2.8 FR004 Water Hollow Rd s(u) South Salina: jct US50 - I70 - 22miles 8520 L->S
3210
2.8/3.5
FR88 the Notch s(u)
South West: jct CR278 - CR228 via South Elk Rd
~400ft
22miles
8760
L->S
3360
2.7/4.3
Hell's Backbone Road summit(u)
West: town of Escalante
~900ft
24miles
9160
L->S
3110
2.5
FR154 summit: Posey Lake
North: jct U-24 south of Bicknell - Posey Lake Road
-
24 miles
10040
L->S
3210
2.4/3.1
FR88 the Notch s(u)
South East: jct CR228 - CR268, via Cottonwood Rd
~200ft
25miles
8760
L->S
3300
2.0/2.6
CR2261 Jacob's Chair s(u)
East: jct CR2081 - Ut95 near White Canyon crossing of Ut95
~500
31+1/2miles
7400
L->S
3490 2.0/3.3 Niotche - Lost Creek Divide South: Loa ~1000ft 33+1/2miles 10550 L->S
3450
1.9/2.4
Bookcliffs Divide via Bookcliffs Ridge road
South West: jct Bookcliffs Ridge Rd - unmarked rd south of Bookcliffs
~400
34miles
8450
L->S
3270
1.7/6.2
FR154 summit: Posey Lake
South: jct U-12 with dirt road, via northern approach to Hell's Backbone Bridge road summit(u)
~3000
37 miles
10040
L->S
2999<-2500ft






2970
5.1/8.2
Wasatch Crest Trail summit(u) - 1 East: Park City
~800ft
11miles
9970
W->S
2789
3.1
Hubble Creek Canyon, right hand fork summit North: Spirngville jct Main- 3300 South
-
17miles
7379
L->S
2530
3.1/3.9
CR2261 Jacob's Chair s(u)
West: Gravel Crossing: jct CR2281 - Ut95
~300
15+1/2miles
7400
L->S
2920
2.5/3.2
FR95 Causeway s(u)
West: Ut91 crossing of Westwater Creek
~400ft
22+1/2miles
8490
L->S
2549
1.9
Hubble Creek Canyon, right hand fork summit South: jct US6-US89, west of Spanish Fork
-
26miles
7379
L->S
2950
1.7/3.0
FR95 Causeway s(u)
East: jct Cottonwood Creek Rd - Elk Mtn Rd
~900ft
32miles
8490
L->S
2499<-2000ft






2224
6.5
Ut313 Island in the Sky s(u)
East: jct Long Canyon - Ut279 via Long Canyon
-
6+1/2miles
6184
L->S
2330 4.9 FR004 Water Hollow Summit s(u) South: start of Water Hollow Rd - 9miles 8520 W->S
2485
4.7
Trail Hollow Summit
South: jct: dirt road slightly east of Solder Summit - Solder Summit rd
-
10miles
9910
W->S
2490
4.1
Soldier Pass
West: Milford
-
11+1/2miles
7450
L->S
2242
4.0
FR077 summit: Paragonah - Ut20 West: outskirts of Paragonah
-
10+1/2miles
8122
L->S
2230
4.0/5.6
Kokopelli Trail summit(u): m88
East: Dewy Bridge
~400ft
10+1/2miles
6370
L->S
2280
3.8/6.4
Trail Hollow Summit
North: Strawberry Reservoir
~700ft
11+1/2miles
9910
L->S
2390
2.9/5.9
Hell's Backbone Road summit(u)
dirt road turnoff from U12
~1000ft
15+1/2miles
9160
W->S
2150
2.5/3.7
Kokopelli Trail summit(u): m88 West: start of Onion Creek rd
~500ft
16+1/2miles
6370
L->S
2101
2.2
Nine Mile Canyon Road summit
East: jct US6-Nine Mile Canyon rd
-
18miles
7501
L->S
2224
1.7/2.9
Island in the Sky s(u)
North: end of Ut279 in Potash via Shafer Trail
~700ft
25+1.2miles
6184
L->S
2071
1.4
Nine Mile Canyon Road summit West: end of public road
-
29miles
7501
L->S
2010
.0/2.2
Bitter Creek Divide
South: Bullfrog Marina
~900ft
36miles
7510
L->S
1999<-1500ft






1810
8.6/16.5
Burro Pass
North: start of TR33 Burro Pass Trail
~400ft
4miles
11170
W->S
1755
7.4
Horse Canyon summit(u)
East: entrance to arecheological area
-
4+1/2miles
8515
L->S
1730
5.5
Soldier Pass
East: low point on Pass Road
-
6miles
7450
L->S
1640 3.0/3.1 CR2064 Blue Notch Rd s(u) South: road end at Lake Powell ~200ft 10miles 5360 L->S
1730
2.1/3.5
CR258 Radium King Rd s(u)
West: jct C259 Red Canyon Rd - CR258 Radium King Rd
~500ft
15+1/2miles
6210
L->S
1652
1.6/2.3
FR077 summit: Paragonah - Ut20
East: Bear Valley Jct
~300
19miles
8122
L->S
1000-1499ft
1270 3.0 CR2064 Blue Notch Rd s(u) North: Ut95 crossing of White Canyon - 8 miles 5360 L->S
1180
1.1
Thompson Pass
West: Green River
-
20miles
5230
L->S

1.7/2.0
Tusher Canyon summit(u) West: jct Tusher Road - road along Green River
~100ft
13+1/2miles
5300
L->S
500<-999ft






910
3.1
Hurrah Pass South: low point near Chicken Corner
-
5+1/2miles
4780
L->S
870
2.4/3.0
CR258 Radium King Rd s(u)
East: Fry Canyon Crossing on Ut95
~100ft
7+1/2miles
6210
L->S
640 1.6/3.9 Willow Springs Rd s(u) North : jct US191 - Willow Springs Rd, north of Moab ~100ft 7+1/2miles 5070 L->S
800
1.6/3.0
Hurrah Pass
North: King's bottom (on Colorado River)
~300ft
9+1/2miles
4780
L->S
720
.6/2.9
Bitter Creek Divide
North: jct: Notom rd - Ut24
~900ft
24miles
5710
L->S
920
.3/2.4
Tusher Canyon summit(u) East: unmarked turnoff on US6
~600ft
19+1/2miles
5300
L->S
980 2.0/4.7 Willow Springs Rd s(u) South: jct U191 - Arches National Park Rd ~500ft 9miles 5070 L->S


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