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Teat Mountain (UT)
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Teat Mountain (UT)

 
Teat Mountain (UT)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.02794°N / 111.36987°W

Object Title: Teat Mountain (UT)

County: Utah County

Activities: Hiking

Elevation: 8537 ft / 2602 m

 

Page By: ericwillhite

Created/Edited: Aug 16, 2010 / Aug 16, 2010

Object ID: 650012

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Overview

A nice side trip between Salt Lake and Moab is a prominent peak called Teat Mountain. With 1,117 feet of prominence, Teat is a peakbagger destination, the 279th most prominent peak in Utah. It's summit is surrounded on three sides by deep valleys so this makes it feel much higher. Teat has a great forest service road to the summit.

Teat Mountain
View of Teat Mountain

Getting There

To reach the road, take highway 6 east of the Highway 89 junction that goes down to Manti. The turn-off is next to the only gas station between the Thistle Junction and the Tucker/Soldier Summit area. Just feet before the gas station on the west side is a road with a sign saying to Strawberry Reservoir. This road is paved and gets you quickly up a third of the mountain. Follow the map to the turn-off. At the turn, both the paved and the dirt Teat Mountain road have [hopefully open] gates. A forest service sign says road open to cars, ATV's and motorcycles. The Teat Mountain road is straightforward with few intersections. When you get just below the summit and the tower is right above you, go right at a gate. This short spur takes you up to the top where turning around is possible, but airy.
Teat Mountain Map
Map for Teat Mountain

Red Tape

No access issues but the gates might close during certain times of the year. There were no signs indicating when this might be.
 
South to Sky High
South to Sky High
 
SW in Smoke
View SW in Smoke
Teat Mountain View
Teat Mountain View
 
Com Site
Com Site
 
Strawberry Mountain
Strawberry Mountain
Empty Com Site
Empty Com Site

External Links

http://www.willhiteweb.com/wasatch_mountains/teat_mountain/thistle_127.htm

Images

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