Fish Lake Hightop Climber's Log

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mountaingazelle - Aug 18, 2009 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Fish Lake Hightop  Sucess!

We did the long scenic drive through Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef in the morning. Then we made it to Fish Lake Hightop in the afternoon. I liked the huge boulders on the summit. Really cool.


ericwillhite - Jul 29, 2009 3:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009

Drove 4WD road  Sucess!

Had the kids so had to get close. Drove all the way to the end of the road at the base of the summit rocks. My kids loved the big boulders and my 3 year old was able to climb all the way to the summit among them. Pics and map at


Pfeiffer75 - Jul 13, 2009 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Interesting hike  Sucess!

Took the Pelican Canyon route to the plateau. Had a hard time finding the actual highpoint. Eventually resorted to the GPS. Only a small wood structure and USGS marker at the highpoint. The meadow was beautiful on top of the plateau


Kadee - Dec 16, 2008 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Island  Sucess!

This is a very cool peak. I loved the actual summit of this one, I felt like I was on some sort of island with all the huge rocks around me. Great hike.


rmjwinters - Aug 12, 2008 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Beautiful Area  Sucess!

Great area. We really enjoyed it!


KirtDavis - Oct 14, 2007 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Cold  Sucess!

Got on a 5 highpoint trip bagging Brian Head, Andy Nelson, Bluebell Knoll, Fish Lake Hightop and Monument Peak.

Went down in a snowstorm at dark... What an experience!

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Oct 12, 2007 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Cold motha!

With Brandon and Darren Nielsen. We had snow, wind and clouds. We were well prepared, but it was very cold on this day.


LonePeakFreak - Jul 19, 2007 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007

Summit at Sundown  Sucess!

Reached the top just in time to watch the sunset. Enjoyable hike on the plateau. Temps in the low 60's, tons of deer and elk. Summit register was destroyed, only the lid remained.


weeds19 - Mar 2, 2007 7:02 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2003

Foggy hike  Sucess!

This was a foggy hike with very little visibility. There was still quite a bit of snow on the plateau and it was much colder than expected (15F or so).


surgent - Sep 12, 2006 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Came up from the road  Sucess!

Parked near Gahew Spring turnoff road and hiked to the top. Had the peak all to myself on a glorious clear day. Met up with an ATVer on the way down.


Tracy - Apr 21, 2006 6:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1996

ascended via Tasha Creek Trail and descended via Pelican Canyon  Sucess!

I climbed this one with my brother, Guy. We were at a family reunion at Fish Lake and what started out as a family hike up Tasha Creek with 16 of us ended up with just Guy and I climbing to the top (where we found and photographed the USGS marker - not an easy task on a flat topped mountain). Beautiful country up there.


Eleutheros - Mar 17, 2006 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2000

Family Tradition  Sucess!

I've been on the hightop many times during October's deer hunting season. Various routes including Tasha Creek, Pelican Canyon and from what I remember, a walk up from a 4WD road above Daniel's Canyon.


Dean - Mar 2, 2006 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

Neat place  Sucess!

We drove up a 4WD road that was one of the worst I've ever driven.
Snow stopped us about 2 miles short of the summit and we slept at 11,000 feet that night. Got up early and hiked through the snow to the summit. Then made our way to Bluebell Knoll in nearby Wayne county the same morning.


Scott - Mar 1, 2006 3:24 pm

Nice place

Climbed via Tasha Spring/down Pelican Creek.

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