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scgrantAbajo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

scgrant

I drove to the top of this top 100 prominence peak. This peak was sandwiched between an ascent of Mount Waas earlier in the day and an ascent of Mount Peale the next.
Posted Aug 12, 2014 12:09 am

mjp20kFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2011

mjp20k

We avoided ice cascading off the radio towers on the summit
Posted Jul 21, 2014 9:03 pm

SeanReedyDrive up?
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011

SeanReedy

I was in a hurry to reach places farther west and spent a night up high just off one of the forest routes, unaware that a drive up may have been an option.
Posted Mar 29, 2013 4:15 am

Alex WoodWinter Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2013

Alex Wood

Started at the old Blue Mtn Ski resort. Skinned up the runs and took the ridge to the peak. Lots of false summits!! The skiing was so soo on the ridge and super slushy when we got down to the old resort! It was practically water skiing. It was a five and a half hour affair. The views can't be beat! Monument Valley, the La Sals, Henry Mtns, San Juans and all of the Moab and Indian Creek!!
Posted Mar 26, 2013 2:43 am

x4wheelingsaddle to east face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2011

x4wheeling

Parked at the pass on the mountain road to the north west at 10,320Ft. Then hiked the trail on the west face among wildflowers till it met the road a few feet from the summit .superb views of diverse South east Utah!
Posted May 28, 2012 8:45 pm

rharrisEasy Drive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

rharris

Took the drive up from Monticello. Road good all the way up. Views are amazing from the summit.
Posted Aug 6, 2010 2:33 pm

Dartmouth HikerMy first Utah peak...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Dartmouth Hiker

This was effectively a drive-up due to a rapidly-approaching thunderstorm...we drove up to within 150' vertical of the summit and more-or-less ran up a steep two-track to the very top. I had time to tag the highest few candidates, continue a short distance down the other side for a view of the La Sals, and turn around to run back down to the Faraday cage awaiting us below. Saw one tiny patch of snow near a saddle. We limped back to Monticello with a flat in a torrential downpour.

I hear that this is an "average" sort of Utah peak. If this is average, I can't wait to see what counts as extraordinary!
Posted Jul 13, 2010 4:49 pm

surgentMean-looking clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

surgent

Part of a three-peak day in the Four Corners. Granted, this is kind of distant from the Four Corners, but we raced on up to Monticello, drove to top, ran the last bit to beat some very serious-looking storms, then got our butts back down. Lightning and rain came momentarily. Got a flat, too. It was fun!
Posted Jul 13, 2010 3:20 pm

Dennis PoulinDrive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Dennis Poulin

Nice easy drive from Monticello
Posted Oct 13, 2009 1:58 pm

DeanStill hot even at 11K  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

Dean

Thanks to the near 100 degree heat near Monticello, we elected to drive up the road (shame on me) rather than hike it but ironically we were stopped by a snowdrift in July so we hoofed it to the summit which is totally covered by attennas/communication buildings. Sad that the peak is so marred and violated. Too bad it had a road to tempt me as the trail would be the perfect way to do this one. Choose cooler weather to do it in. Haze marred the potential grandiose views.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 7:14 am

jhikerRoute Climbed: Don't recall Date Climbed: Summer, 1978  Sucess!
A wonderful easy dayhike from long ago. This page brought back memories of a beautiful day spent in good company.
Posted Mar 14, 2005 6:29 pm

ScottAbajo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1999

Scott

First time was several years ago via the non-operating Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Last time was on June 12, 1999, the day before my birthday. Participants were my cousin Bronwyn Adams, my wife Kimberly, brother Richard, and my brother in law Rusty Northrup. First we drove to North Creek Pass and summitted Horsehead Mountain. Then back to vehicle and Abajo Peak via the same pass. Later that day, we drove to Monticello, then up the summit road to check it out. We got our new Pathfinder (only a few days old) stuck in a big snowdrift, so after digging it out, we walked to the summit.

Abajo Peak has a road to the top and radio towers, but is perhaps saved by the fact that the road is only open for a few months a year. To my knowledge, this is the second highest road in Utah, after the one crossing the Tushars.
Posted Jan 24, 2005 12:10 am

streeyyrAbajo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004

streeyyr

A gentle peak rising above the Utah desert.
Posted Jan 23, 2005 11:25 pm

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