Murdock Mountain is a small mountain south of its more notable neighbor, Bald Mountain
. Mudrock Mountain makes a nice little addition when climbing Bald Mountain or any of the other peaks around the area as the hike to its summit is an easy jaunt along a broad, sparsely tree-clad ridge. Although the mountain isn't too spectacular by Uinta Mountain standards, its still provides one with great views and an introduction to the Unita Mountains. The north side of this mountain is bounded by a steep escarpment (~500ft) and could play host to more exciting ascents or descents.
The top of Murdock Mountain is very broad and it is somewhat difficult to determine the actual highpoint. There is a large summit cairn that marks what looks like the "summit". There is a benchmark further down, but that doesn't seem to be the highpoint (still marked with a cairn).
Summit carin on Murdock Mountain
View of Murdock from Bald Mountain Pass.
Typical scene while hiking to the Murdock MountainFrom Samak
Head Northeast on Hwy 150 for around 25 miles to Bald Mountain Pass. There is a pullout a little less then half a mile past the Bald Mountain Trialhead on the right side. This is a great place to start. You could start from the Bald Mountain Trailhead if you wanted. Choose your own adventure, any route from the road around the pass is going to be less than two miles roundtrip.
A $6 fee is required for use of reacreational facilities (aka parking at trailheads). See this
link for more information. Also, roads may not be plowed in the winter. Check with the ranger station for details.
There is plenty of established camping all along the Mirror Lake Highway. Check this
link for more information regarding camping in the region
External LinksUtah Avalanche Center
Wasatch-Cache National Forest Supervisors Office-
125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Kamas Ranger District
5o East Center Street
P.O. Box 68
Kamas, UT 84036
If you have anymore information about this mountain feel free to tell me about it and I will add it.
View off of the east side of Murdock Mountain looking towards Mt. Agassiz (R) and Hayden Peak (L).