Monroe Peak (UT)

Monroe Peak (UT)

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Easy drive up

Monroe Peak has over 4000 feet of prominence and due to this prominence, it ranks #15 on this list. Probably the reason that no SP page is up for this peak is due to the fact that it is a drive up, meaning you can almost drive to the summit of this mountain. Also there is a lot of ATV traffic on weekends so if you intend to drive to the summit, you might want to consider a weekday.

Please feel free to add any of your pictures to this page as it is open to all who have pictures of this mountain.

SP member Eric Willhite has posted a trip report complete with pictures and maps at his website which you can access HERE. For directions to this mountain I would refer you to his trip report that I've placed the link to.

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apachedino

apachedino - Aug 4, 2017 11:29 am - Hasn't voted

Alternate route (also good for biking)

Mountain biked the Monroe Canyon road for ~4000 ft of vert. Very nice gradient for climbing, not difficult and lots of outstanding views. A little gravelly in a couple spots makes you cheeck your speed, but mostly hardpack.

ALTERNATE ROUTE NOTE: ~8900 ft is Mud Spring and first a ATV road heads off east, this does wrap around Monroe peaks north Ridge, but I could not tell on maps how much farther it went from there. Just south and uphill of this is a signed trailhead labelled the Nielsen Creek Canyon. I took this on my bike for a couple hundred yards on the way down and it was ridable up to that point and had been at least somewhat taken care of with sawing of downed wood, including recent maintenance, despite the seldom used look of the trail with its pine needle covered trail. This could be a possible hiking route as on the old Caltopo maps it shows the trail going up Nielsen creek though not quite connecting to the 78 that runs from Eagle Flats. Seems like a good alternative for those that would like to hike the peak and not ona road most of the way as it would be pretty simple to summit from there.


This was my 73/142 4,000+ ft U.S. prominence peak. Great views despite the road, just got to be more creative in finding fulfilling routes on these types of list peaks.

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