Vickory Mountain

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Utah, United States, North America
Activities:
Hiking, Scrambling, Skiing
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
10330 ft / 3149 m
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Vickory Mountain
Created On: Jul 9, 2010
Last Edited On: Jul 9, 2010

Overview

Vickory Mountain is at the south end of the Stansbury Range of Utah, rising between the vast Skull and Rush Valleys. Vickory rises abruptly but has very long and gentle north and south trending ridgelines. Few people venture out to climb it.
Vickory Peak from DeseretVickory Mountain

Vickory from eastVickory Mountain

Getting There

Take Hwy 73 east out of Lehi or Hwy 36 south out of Tooele. Follow Hwy 199 west through Rush Valley up to Johnson Pass. Park wherever; the ridge could be accessed from any point near the pass.

Vickory Peak from the NE

When to Climb

Any time. Because the paved road over Johnson Pass is plowed and melts out well, the access for Vickory Peak in the winter is possible. The snowshoeing up the south ridge is amazing. Summer scrambles could be done from Hickman Pass trails but I do not know the brush on that route.
View south from Vickory PeakView South
Vickory Peak RidgeRidge up Vickory Mountain

Vickory Peak viewsVickory South Ridge
Climbing Vickory PeakVickory South Ridge

Tree on the ridgeTree on ridge

Red Tape

No fees here on National Forest and BLM lands.
Deseret Peak from VickoryDeseret Peak from Vickory Mountain
Bald Mountain Bald Mountain
Oquirrh MountainsOquirrh Mountains

Routes

South Ridge from Johnson Pass
Distance is 4.5 miles with 3,850 gain
The south ridge slowly becomes a nice defined ridgeline once you are several hundred feet above the road. There are several false summits on this route before finally reaching the top.
Vickory Peak mapMap of South Ridge Route

Camping

Clover Spring BLM campground can be found off Highway 199 between Rush Valley and Johnson Pass. There are also some small dirt side roads off the Johnson Pass area that have some hidden camps within the Juniper trees.

External Links

http://www.willhiteweb.com/stansbury_mountains/vickory_mountain_084.htm