Utah summits and passes - Paved - 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 entirely paved. But the other approach to the same pass may not be.
- approach height is the difference between starting point and high point
- each approach may be presented by multiple rows. The difference is the starting point.
- only the highest entry for each approach is linked.
- approach type: L: low point; S: summit  ( or point of highest elevation; not necessarily pass elevation ); W: waypoint ( between summit and low point )
Approach Height
avg grade
Pass/Summit
Approach from
drop
distance
max elevation
apr. type
5499<-5000ft








6.0
Cedar Breaks summit(u)
North: Parowan
-
16+1/2miles
10580
L->S
2.3 Ut39 Monte Cristo s(u) West: Ogden, jct Washingto Ave - bike path - 38 9010 L->S
4999<-4500ft








3.5/4.1
Cedar Breaks summit(u) South: Cedar City
~400ft
25+1/2miles
10580
L->S
4499<-4000ft






4050
4.6/4.9
Cedar Canyon summit
West: Cedar City
~100ft
16+1/2miles
9900
L->S
4269
4.6/4.8
La Sal Loop Rd s(u)
North: jct: La Sal Loop Rd - rd from Castleton
~100ft
17+1/2miles
8320
L->S
4090 3.2 Ut39 Monte Cristo s(u) West: Ut39 turnoff east of Huntsville - 24+1/2miles 9010 W->S
4371
3.0/4.1
Ut12 summit: Capitol Reef - Boulder South: Ut24 Escalante River crossing
~700
27+1/2
9591
L->S
4060
2.4/2.5
Huntington - Fairview Canyon summit(u)
East: Huntington
~200
34+1/2miles
9880
L->S
4101
2.4/4.0
Ut12 summit: Capitol Reef - Boulder
North: Ut24 turnoff to Capitol Reef visitor center
~1200
33miles
9591
L->S
4300
1.5/2.0
Ut264 summit(u): Scofield - jct Ut31
North: Thistle via Soldier Summit
~700
55miles
9380
L->S
4199
1.5/1.6
Bald Mountain Pass
North: Kamas
~100
53miles
10715
L->S
3999<-3500ft






3880
5.9
Huntington - Fairview Canyon summit(u) West: Fairview
-
12+1/2
9880
L->S
3700
2.5
Indian Canyon summit
North: Duchesne
-
28miles
9200
L->S
3901
1.5/1.8
Bald Mountain Pass
South: Evanston
~300
48+1/2miles
10715
L->S
3499<-3000ft






3390
3.5
Alpine Loop summit
west: jct Ut92-I15
-
18+1/2miles
8030
L->S
3380
3.4/4.7
Ut264 summit(u): Scofield - jctUt31
South: Fairview
~600ft
19miles
9380
L->S
3460
3.4/5.6
La Sal Loop Rd s(u)
South: southern end of Ken's Lake
~500ft
19miles
8320
L->S
3430
3.2
Alpine Loop summit
South: Provo
-
20miles
8030
L->S
3180
2.9/3.7
Big Mountain Pass
West: Pioneer Park, SLC via Little Mountain summit
~400ft
20+1/2miles
7420
L->S
3340
2.7
Indian Canyon summit
South: Helper
-
23+1/2miles
9200
L->S
3290
2.5/4.0
Hogan Pass
East: I70 BLM interchange
~800ft
24+1/2
8980
L->S
3035
2.3
Wolf Creek Pass
East: jct Ut35-Ut28
-
25+1/2miles
9485
L->S
3160
2.3/3.9
Uinta Summit
South: Vernal
~900ft
25+1/2miles
8490
L->S
3270
1.8/2.3
Bear Lake Summit
West: Logan, jct Main St - Logan Canyon
~400ft
33+1/2miles
7810
W->S
3470
1.6/2.0
Bear Lake Summit
West: Ut30 Bear River crossing, west of Logan
~400ft
40miles
7810
L->S
2999<-2500ft






2960
5.0
Alpine Loop summit
west: start of American Fork Canyon (jct:Ut145-Ut92)
-
11miles
8030
W->S
2891
3.9/4.5
Ut12 summit: Capitol Reef - Boulder South: Boulder
~200
14miles
9591
W->S
2850 3.5.3.7 Parley's Summit East: jct 3300 south - Ut71, Salt Lake ~100 15+1/2miles 7120 L->S
2840
3.2/3.4
Uinta summit
West: Red Canyon picnic area
~100
17miles
8490
L->S
2715
2.8
Wolf Creek Pass
East: Hanna
-
18+1/2miles
9485
W->S
2925
2.8
Wolf Creek Pass
West: Francis
-
19+1/2
9485
L->S
2900
2.2/2.6
Bald Mountain Pass
South: Wy - Ut state line
~300
25+1/2miles
10715
W->S
2751
2.2/4.0
Ut12 summit: Capitol Reef - Boulder
North: jct Ut24-Ut12
~1000
23+1/2miles
9591
W->S
2990
2.1/2.3
I70 summit(u): San Rafael Swell
East: jct I70 - Ut24 to Hanksville
~100
26+1/2miles
7270
L->S
2670 2.1 Ut39 Monte Cristo s(u) East: Woodruff, jct Ut16 - Ut39 - 24+1/2miles 9010 L->S
2750
1.8/2.4
Meadow Gulch Divide
West: downtown Salina
~400ft
28+1/2miles
7910
L->S
2499<-2000ft






2010
3.8
Ut20 summit: jct I15 - US89
West: jct: I70 - US89
-
10miles
7820
L->S
2170
3.2
Ut24 summit: Sigurd - jct Ut62
South: jctUt62 - Ut24 north to Koosharem
-
9+1/2miles
7390
L->S
2430
2.6
Daniel's summit
West: Heber City
-
17+1/2miles
8020
L->S
2170
2.6/5.0
Hogan Pass
East: Fremont Junction
~700
16miles
8980
W->S
2220
2.5/3.0
Meadow Gulch Divide
East: I70 BLM exit
~200
16+1/2miles
7910
L->S
2440
1.9/3.2
Cedar Canyon summit
East: Long Valley Jct
~700
24miles
9900
L->S
2224
1.8/2.0
Ut313 Island in the Sky s(u)
South: Colorado Bridge north of Moab
~100
23miles

L->S
2397
1.8/2.1
Soldier Summit
West: Thistle
~200
25miles
7477
L->S
2382
1.7/3.3
Mountain Sheep Pass
South: Duchesne
~600
21+1/2miles
7882
L->S
1999->1500ft






1840
5.4
Bear Lake Summit
East: Garden City
-
6+1/2miles
7810
L->S
1690
4.6
Big Mountain Pass
East: East Canyon Reservoir
-
7miles
7420
L->S
1900
4.5
North Ogden Pass
North: Ogden, jct: US89 - Washington Ave
-
8miles
6220
L->S
1628
3.1
Sardine Summit
South: jct I25-Ut91, Brigham City
-
10miles
5868
L->S
1582
2.5/2.8
Ut12 summit(u): Henrieville - Escalante West: Henrieville
~100ft
12miles
7582
L->S
1684
2.2
Ut313 Island in the Sky s(u)
South: jct US191 - Ut313
-
14+1/2miles
6184
W->S
1720
2.1/3.2
I70 summit(u): San Rafael Swell
West: I70 crossing of Salt Wash
~400ft
15+1/2miles
7270
L->S
1910
2.0/2.2
North Ogden Pass
South: jct Ogden River Trail - Wash. Ave via Ogden Canyon
~100ft
18+1/2miles
6220
L->S
1955
1.9
Red Canyon summit
West: Cannonville
-
19miles
7825
L->S
1890
1.9/2.4
Hogan Pass
West: Loa
~200
18+1/2miles
8980
L->S
1782
1.8
Ut12 summit(u): Henrieville - Escalante East: Escalante
-
19miles
7582
L->S
1940
1.8/2.2
Clay Hills Pass
West: Halls Crossing Marina
~200ft
20miles
5570
L->S
1907
1.2/1.4
Soldier Summit
East: Price
~200
30+1/2miles
7477
L->S
1540 1.2/1.6 Parley's Summit West: Coalville ~200 23+1/2 7120 L->S
1670
1.0/2.2
Daniel's Summit
East: jct with road to Strawberry Pinnacles
~800
31miles
8020
L->S
1499ft<-1000ft






1110
7.0
North Ogden Pass
South: Liberty
-
3miles
6220
W->S
1390
3.3
Meadow Gulch Divide
East: Fremont Junction
-
8miles
7910
W->S
1430
3.2/3.6
Ut24 Summit: Loa - jct Ut62 West: jct Ut24 - Ut62
~100ft
8+1/2miles
8410ft
L->S
1105
3.0
Red Canyon Summit
West: jct: US89 - Ut12

7miles
7825
L->S
1358
2.9/3.8
Sardine Summit
North: jct Ut101-US89, east of Wellsville
~200
9miles
5868
L->S
1450
2.6
Ut20 summit: jct I15 - US89
East: Bear Valley Junction
-
10+1/2miles
7920
L->S
1310
2.3/3.4
Ut24 Summit: Loa - jct Ut62
East: jct Ut24 - Ut72, Loa
~300
11miles
8410
L->S
1338
1.2
US89 summit: Thistle - Fairview
North: Thistle
-
21miles
6418
L->S
999ft<-500ft






782
7.4
Mountain Sheep Pass
North: low point on FR134
-
2miles
7882
L->S
880
6.7
Clay Hills Pass
North: low point on Ut276
-
2+1/2miles
5570
L->S
500
1.6/3.1
Slickrock Divide
North: Capitol Reef NM visitor center
~200
6miles
5990
L->S
544
.6/1.2
Ut313 Island in the Sky s(u)
West: low point east of Upheaval Dome
~400
18miles
6184
L->S

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