OverviewCurrant Creek Peak is one of the highest mountains between highway 35 and Interstate 40 in north-central Utah. Just getting to the trailhead can be a rewarding scenic drive. Fall is particularly nice in the area as the aspen groves are changing color. The terrain isn’t rugged in these parts but the views are unique and endless. Currant Creek Peak comes in with 1,214 feet of prominence making it #231 on the Utah Prominence List.
Getting ThereHwy 35 Access:
Take Utah Hwy 35 east of the Francis-Kamas area to the well signed Mill Hollow turnoff (Forest Road #054) and follow this road past the reservoir and campground. At the pass, just past the Duchesne Ridge turn-off, the road will drop but continue south toward Roundy Basin. At the major intersection shown on the map, take a right for Currant Creek Peak. This right traverses below Currant Creek Peak until the road dead-ends. Here, at the end of the road (maps show it continuing) there is parking and an ATV trail that takes off southwest.
Hwy 40 Access
From Heber City, go 45 miles on US 40 to Currant Creek Junction then 17 miles north on Forest Road 083. You then hit the Currant Creek Reservoir and a road looks to gain the ridge just before the trailhead on the west side of Currant Creek Peak. I saw signs and the road down toward the reservoir from above but have not driven the route. I believe there is a gate until July to prevent road damage.
You could also access the area via Co-op Creek Road off Hwy 40, which is several miles west of the Currant Creek Road, near the Strawberry Reservoir.
Red TapeNone, if there are restrictions, the Forest Service has done a good job posting them.
Address: Heber Ranger District
Uinta National Forest
2460 South Highway 40
Heber City, UT 84032
CampingThere is primitive camping everywhere and some of the sites are quite nice. Mill Hollow Campground is an established campground on the approach near the reservoir just off the highway. Wolf Creek Campground is up highway 35 beyond the turn-off.
Currant Creek Campground is a large camp near the Currant Creek Reservoir not far from the mountain. A turn-off before the trailhead looked to drop down to the reservoir. One could then drive south to Highway 40 near Duchesne.