Trail Ridge

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Utah, United States, North America
County:
San Pete
Activities:
Hiking
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
10575 ft / 3223 m
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Trail Ridge
Created On: Oct 12, 2017
Last Edited On: Oct 12, 2017

Overview

Trail Ridge is actually another peak along the spine of the Wasatch Plateau. Since Skyline Drive travels high atop the peak's western flank and the actual ridge is 2.5 miles long, it doesn't receive the title of peak. However, it is the second highest point in the central region of the Wasatch Plateau after Cove Mountain.  

Getting There

Take State Road 31 (Ephraim Canyon Road) east from Ephraim 8-9 miles and turn right (south) on Skyline Drive and drive 4 miles south. Take a left on Forest Road 0040 and drive an additional 0.25 miles. Park on the side of the dirt road.

Route

A straight shot east from the parking site. 
Round-trip Distance: 0.25 miles
Elevation Gain: 40 feet

Red Tape

US Forest Service manages this area. No permit is required. You can park near the restrooms in the southern part of the campground without any trouble. Practice "Leave No Trace" ethics.

When to Climb

Year-round though a snowmobile, skis, and/or snowshoes would be extremely helpful in winter.

Camping

Lake Hill Campground is halfway between Skyline Drive and Ephraim. 2 group sites.
Manti Community Campground - halfway up Manti Canyon. Max 30 people, 6 vehicles. 
There are other undeveloped pullouts in the area.


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