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Notch Peak via North Ridge
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Notch Peak via North Ridge

 
Notch Peak via North Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.14300°N / 113.409°W

Object Title: Notch Peak via North Ridge

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Class 2

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Page By: Scott

Created/Edited: Apr 19, 2004 / Jul 19, 2006

Object ID: 160730

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Approach

This is perhaps the most scenic route to Notch Peak, but the access road is rough.

From mile post 46 along Highway 50, drive on the gravel road north all the way north to the former Highway 50. Turn left (west) on the former Highway 50 and follow it for 4 miles. If you reach the high voltage powerlines, you overshot the distance by .25 miles.

Turn left (SW) and drive the rough road up North Canyon. The road is suitable for 4WDs only. Drive as far as you can and park next to some big granite towers.

The Sawtooth Range north of...
 

Route Map

North Ridge of Notch Peak
 

Route Description

Simply hike up to the north ridge and follow it to the summit of Notch. This is a very scenic route. You will pass by huge granite pinnacles and will have the huge cliffs (thousands of feet) dropping off to the west.

We did encounter a little bushwacking and scrambling as there is no trail, but there were no major obstacles. There are a few areas where you will pass through areas of bristlecone pines, the oldest trees in the world.

There is some scrambling near the end and the views are incredible. Enjoy the views from one of the most spectacular mountains in the United States.

Looking north from the top of...
 


Essential Gear

A good pair of boots is needed. Don't forget your camera!

Looking down off the north...
 



Images

North Ridge of Notch PeakLooking down off the north...