One of several 10,000-foot peaks in the Pahvant Range of Central Utah. Jacks Peak overlooks a bowl extending down to the east from the eastern edge of the central, low-angled ridge line that connects several 9-10,000-foot peaks.
Take highway 50 that runs between Scipio and Sevier Valley (towns of Salina, Aurora, Redmond). Approximately 5 miles out of the Sevier Valley, drive along Forest Road 102. It meanders up a canyon and gains the main backbone of the range after several miles. Most passenger vehicles can make it up this road. The road that travels north-south in the range is Forest Road 96. Turn right (north) onto this road. The first peak encountered is Willow Creek Peak, but the second is the taller Jacks Peak.
Along the Fence
Roughly 0.5 miles and 200 feet of elevation gain will get you from the road to the barbed wire fence just below the summit. There are some thick wooden sticks in the barbed wire that can be used to open up a hole or lower the wire so one can pass.
This area sits in the Fish Lake National Forest. There are no fees. However, Forest Road 102 is closed except to snowmobiles in the winter. Also, avoid this road after a rain due to how slick it becomes, which can lead to unmanageable erosion when people drive on it.
When to Climb
Any time of year. Prepare for a long ski or snowshoe in during the winter unless you have a snowmobile.
There are a couple random campsites along Forest Road 102. There's also Maple Grove Campground north on Highway 50.