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distressbarkMount Ellen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2016


My car deserved the celebratory summit beer on this adventure... pushed my Subaru Impreza to the limit with lots of wash crossings and steep, rocky sections. Winds at Bull Creek Pass were fierce and the first section of trail was rather difficult to walk on due to the gusts! Astounding views... you really get the feel of being on a super prominent peak from the top.
Posted Nov 3, 2016 11:39 am

technicolorNHHigh adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2016


Getting there is the hardest part. The ridge line itself is broad, open, and fantastic. Took me an hour and forty minutes from the TH to Mt. Ellen Peak at the end. Surprisingly, there was a couple there visiting from Alberta (Sonny and Zosha) but as we saw from the TH register, this area is NOT heavily visited.
Posted Oct 14, 2016 8:09 pm

UdinkMt. Ellen + Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011


Hiked up and got the county high point, then continued on to Mt. Ellen Peak. Torrey the dog accompanied me. http://udink.org/2011/07/20/mount-ellen/
Posted Jul 18, 2016 9:48 pm

Paul McClellanNice Ridge Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2015

Paul McClellan

Included Mount Ellen Peak as well as Mount Ellen summit on this hike from Bull Creek Pass.
Posted Sep 20, 2015 1:28 pm

Brian Kalet3 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2015

Brian Kalet

With Mount Ellen Peak & 4540.
Posted Jul 21, 2015 8:30 pm

Tom RobinsonPrescott College Wilderness Orientation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 1973

Tom Robinson

Led a new student group to the top of Mount Ellen with Janet Ross, now the director of the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello. We were both about 21 or 22 at the time... We could see forever that day, from the San Rafael Swell to the La Sals, the San Juans, and the Bears Ears.

The October course really started with that afternoon climb of Ellen, then led us all over the northern Henrys, including two nights sitting out a snowstorm under Pennell in a miner's cabin.
Posted May 18, 2015 2:31 am

dino61111Bull Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2010


High, lonesome camp at the pass. Early morning stroll up over summit, and yes the addition of Ellen Peak is well worth it. Comes under the heading of "I'll never be closer".
Posted Jan 24, 2015 6:01 pm

ZeeJayWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2014


I was able to drive all the way to Bull Creek Pass from the east side but there were snow patches from 7700' on and the road was pretty slick near the top. Virtually no snow on the trail to Ellen. Continued on to Ellen Peak and then descended to the NW to the saddle with Deer Heaven (10687), ascended Deer Heaven, took a sloping traverse back to the north saddle of Ellen, and then back to the start. The wind was brutal, but otherwise conditions were great. I also climbed Bull Mt, P8300, and Wickiup Ridge the day before and in my opinion, Bull Mt is far more impressive looking and more of a challenge than Mount Ellen.
Posted Dec 3, 2014 11:17 pm

scgrantMount Ellen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014


Drove up to Bull Creek Pass from outside of Hanksville. Very enjoyable hike along the ridge. Continued on to Mount Ellen Peak as well. Amazing views in all directions.
Posted Jun 22, 2014 11:40 pm

boisedocLong dirt road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014


Drove in from the west. Road in good shape but certainly some risk of cutting a tire. No snow left. Hike itself was trivial. Skipped the second peak as I had to get back to the family. In this part of the country the canyons are more scenic than the mountains
Posted Jun 19, 2014 3:12 am

johnpaulFrom Sawmill Basin Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2014
We were able to get to around 10,000' from the Bull Creek (Sawmill Basin Road) side with our Subaru Outback NP albeit a little muddy. Could have made it to the pass but snow drifts entirely blocked the road so no one could. We saw tire tracks very close to the pass from the west side so that's probably the way to go early season. Went up South Summit over to Mt Ellen & then Ellen Peak. We also climbed several of the lower peaks listed on LOJ with Bull Mtn being a 1K prom peak & UN 8300 being enjoyable with the neat class 3 summit block. Thanks seano for the beta!
Posted May 28, 2014 1:40 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2014


Parked around 9,700' where snow blocked the road, then hiked on up. The lower Ellen to the north is well worth visiting for the old building foundations. Also tagged the peak with the radio tower south of the road on the way home, which was "meh." Trip report.
Posted May 5, 2014 8:18 pm

eamhatchDesert Mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013


This is the second ultra-prominence peak I climbed in 2013, and the fourth peak I climbed with Ammon Hatch. I am particularly fond of Ellen for many reasons, one of them being the awesome views of my favorite landscape: the desert.

Oh, and I love that the log at the summit consisted largely of pages from The Two Towers.
Posted Apr 24, 2014 4:40 pm

montbadlandsFrom Bull Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006
An absolutely perfect fall day! Endless views of Utah's canyon country along our route up Mt. Ellen and Ellen Peak. Also got to see a few bison on the slopes below us while hiking.
Posted Jan 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Tracycan you say solitude?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2013


I drove through Capital Reef NP after spending the night in Beaver, UT and approached from the west side of the Henry Mtns. I got started hiking at 12:30 and visited Mt Ellen as well as Mt. Ellen Peak. It was very windy and sunny with a lot of storm clouds forming in the distant western skies. After hitting the two summits, I drove the Burr Trail to Boulder, UT where I missed a stop sign and subsequently met a fine deputy from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. Finished the day with dinner at Escalante Outfitters in Escalante and then got a motel room for the night in Mt. Carmel Junction.
Posted Oct 12, 2013 7:48 pm

abrennalinerushSay what?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013


Pretty sure the wind blew out my ear drum. I don't even care, because this was so lovely. Twenty-first peak on the 21st! Weeeeee!
Posted Sep 22, 2013 1:25 am

PrinceOfNorwayWIND!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013


The wind was ferocious from the west. But we held firm and made it to the top. The aspens had started to change and the views were probably the best ever. What a fun peak!
Posted Sep 21, 2013 11:45 pm

yadahzoemtnAnother County High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


Long trip with lots of snow.
Posted Sep 14, 2013 8:31 pm

ericwillhiteGet er done  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013


Never went up during my 4 years living in Utah. So major priority during a visit in 2013. http://www.willhiteweb.com/henry_mountains/mount_ellen/hiking_map_283.htm
Posted Jul 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Jeremy HakesAmazing view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Jeremy Hakes

With Mount Ellen Peak. Pass still closed due to snow.

Climbed with Erin.
Posted May 29, 2013 11:59 pm

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