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Murdock Mountain

 
Murdock Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.67231°N / 110.87402°W

Object Title: Murdock Mountain

Activities: Hiking

Elevation: 11212 ft / 3417 m

 

Page By: Alex Wood

Created/Edited: Jul 4, 2008 / Sep 21, 2008

Object ID: 418059

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Page Score: 79.78%  - 11 Votes 

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Overview

Murdock Mountain is a small mountain south of its more notable neighbor, Bald Mountain. Mudrock Mountain makes a nice little addition when climbing Bald Mountain or any of the other peaks around this area. Because of the relatively short distance and small elevation gain, this hike is ideal for new hikers. Although the mountain isn't to spectacular, its still provides you with great views and an introduction into the Unita's. The north side of this mountain is very steep (it drops around 500ft, but would still make a nice climb and/or ski descent), however, from any other direction, it is less steep and makes it an easy hike.

The top of Murdock Mountain is really round (hence the name mountain and its hard to tell where the actual high point is. However, there is a large summit cairn that marks what looks like the highpoint on the mountain. The benchmark for this mountain is further down and is not at the high point but is still mark with a cairn.
Summit Carin
Summit Carin on Murdock


Getting There

 
Murdock Mountain
View of Murdock from Bald Mountain Pass
 
The Route
The route
From Samak-
Head Northeast on Hwy 150 for around 25 miles.

When taking this route to Murdock, there is a turnout a little less then half a mile past the Bald Mountain Trial Head on the right side. This can serve as the trail head. Also, you could hike from the Bald Mountain Trail head if you wanted to do that. There are many routes up this mountain, so there isn't really a right or wrong route. Almost any route from the road around the pass area is going to be less then a two miles round trip.

But once you reach the pass, Murdock Mountain will be the seemingly unnoticeable bulk to the right of Bald Mountain (if you take the give route from Samak).

Red Tape

Only a 3$ fee is required for parking at trail heads. Also, roads may not be plowed in the winter. However, check with the ranger station.

Camping

There is plenty of it. All along the highway there are campsites. However, they will fill up fast in the summer. Also, there are plenty of areas around Murdock where you could camp outside of a designated camp site.

External Links

Utah Avalanche Center

Avalanche Center

Wasatch-Cache National Forest Supervisors Office-
125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
(801)-236-3400

Kamas Ranger District
5o East Center Street
P.O. Box 68
Kamas, UT 84036

Misc

If you have anymore information about this mountain feel free to tell me about it and I will add it.
View from the Slope
View off of the side of Murdock

Additions and Corrections

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DeanWasatch County highpoint

Dean

Voted 10/10

I've added a link to this using the "Trip Report" section. I've also attached a map showing the relationship of the county highpoint to Murdock Mountain.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 4:47 am
Alex WoodRe: Wasatch County highpoint

Alex Wood

Hasn't voted

Oh, thats sweet....I never knew that...Thanks for attaching that! I'll have to add that info in the page when I get a chance
Posted Aug 6, 2009 3:55 pm
ZeeJaylat/lon

ZeeJay

Voted 10/10

Your lat/lon is kind of off. It should be 40.68056 -110.89154
Posted Mar 11, 2014 6:52 pm

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Summit CarinMurdock MountainNorth SlopeBenchmarkMurdock MountainView from the SlopeHwy 150
The RouteJune SnowWasatch county highpoint