I loved this beautiful remote hike. The views from the top were amazing; you could see the salt flats surrounding the rugged Newfoundland Mountain range. We climbed from the Southwest ridge route. A note on the road though: I was able to make it all the way up to the 5500' pass in a stock Xterra. The 4wd road up to the pass is very rough though. The last part was especially sketchy with how steep it was turning the corner. 4wd high clearance is definitely necessary. I don't think a regular passenger car would make it very far past the railroad crossing. This place is worth the drive for the solitude and rugged beauty that it has though. I'll hopefully come back soon!
Solo ascent - did the loop hike. Saw lots of BIG deer. Views were all haze due to smoke. Wonderful peak - no wind at the top. Could have taken a nap up there! You can't see any evidence of human habitation from the top of this peak - which makes it so awesome. Only saw 6 other humans.
Remote, rugged, and beautiful area. Also climbed 6058.
From the west side with WMC
Everything was awesome with this hike from the drive out there, along the Southern Pacific railway line, to the area around the Newfoundland Mountains, to the hike itself. I started at Miners Basin and worked my way up a really cool, steep canyon to the SW ridge and on to the summit. Views in all directions were awesome, esp. out towards Pilot Peak and Graham Peak. Did this and Tangent Peak today. #55/81 Utah P2K.
Cold and windy but absolutely beautiful.
Went up the SW Ridge route. As I noted on the route page, the last little bit of the road is marked as private property, but you can go straight up the ridge from the sign with no issues (other than steepness).
This page was a great help. I had never been in the area and my first time was at 1 a.m. in the dark. Somehow I found all the correct turnoffs and in the morning, I was in the right spot on the final 4WD road.
Road along the tracks is so close to the trains as they pass. A train didn't like me being there, he was coming behind me and about a mile back, he turned out all his lights. I couldn't figure out what happened to him. Just as he got behind me, he turned on all his lights and blasted his horn. It was like some scarry movie.
It took us three hours to get from the Lakeview point Flying J (Toole turnoff) to the 5200 foot place where we parked near an old mine to do this very isolated but beautiful peak (exactly 100 miles). Mike is a great hiking companion and he also knew this area from previous visits. The route we took up was very reasonable and straightforward and was mainly class 2 with a class three spot here and there. We had 1700 feet of elevation gain in a bit over a mile so it was pretty steep in some spots but never technical. Along with a summit register and benchmarks, we found a fairly recent geocache, placed in late May.
Hiked with Dean, We went in up Miners Basin from the west and parked below the summit. We walked up the road to the saddle and then took off going up the south side. Great hike, It was very steep and somewhat loose in a few places. You really need to watch your step on this one. Saw a nice Bighorn Sheep on the way up.
Best guess on the date of My climb from the West.
One of my favorite peaks! This area was amazing! I really enjoyed this hike and I loved the views from the summit. I particularly liked the views looking south towards the rest of the range.
I camped near a mine at the head of the canyon and hiked south and then west following a ridge. There wasn't a trail but the route-finding was easy. From the camp to the top and back was about 4 hours. I climbed close to the top but turned around because of the exposure.
The mines in this canyon seem intact and are interesting to look at. I saw two guys on motorcycles east of the mountain. In the two days I was there I didn't see any other people. The isolation here is a little spooky.