The County Highpoints of
Utah

Utah has 29 counties, and I have completed 20 county highpoints. In reality, there are only 26 actual peaks to climb, since three of the peaks lie on county boundaries, thus serving as both counties' highpoints. I have just seven peaks to go (nine counties) until my Utah county highpoint project is completed. However, in recent years I haven't done much in Utah, except for a few of the big prominent summits near the Arizona boundary.

BEAVER
Delano Peak

BOX ELDER
Bull Mountain

CACHE
Naomi Peak

CARBON
Monument Peak

DAGGETT
Eccentric Peak

DAVIS
Thurston Peak

DUCHESNE
Kings Peak

EMERY
East Mountain

GARFIELD
Mount Ellen

GRAND
Mount Waas

IRON
Brian Head Peak

JUAB
Ibapah Peak

KANE
Navajo Cliffs

MILLARD
Mine Camp Peak

MORGAN
Thurston Peak

PIUTE
Delano Peak

RICH
Bridger Peak

SALT LAKE
American Twin Peak

SANPETE
South Tent Mountain

SAN JUAN
Mount Peale

SEVIER
Fishlake Hightop

SUMMIT
Gilbert Peak

TOOELE
Deseret Peak

UINTAH
Eccentric Peak

UTAH
Mount Nebo

WASATCH
Murdoch Mountain Slope

WASHINGTON
Signal Peak

WAYNE
Bluebell Knoll

WEBER
Willard Peak

   
Utah's Prominence Peaks

Below is a short list of other peaks in Utah that I have climbed. These are mainly highly prominent summits in the southern half of the state, convenient to Arizona and from Las Vegas, Nevada. I have every intention to add to this list. Utah has no shortage of marvelous peaks to climb!

Abajo Peak
Navajo Mountain
West Mountain
Scrub Peak

  L I N K S

Utah County Highpoints
summitpost.org

Utah County Highpoints
www.cohp.org

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Mt. Ellen (Garfield Co.) imagery used with permission by Bob Palin

Over the years I have made slow but steady progress in chipping away at the Utah County highpoints. This is partly due to my concentrating on the other nearby states to Arizona, mainly New Mexico, Nevada and Southern California. Since I am finally done with New Mexico and Nevada's counties, and have got as many as I am going to get in Southern California, my attentions have turned to Utah. Despite my "slow" progress, I am over two-thirds finished, with 20 counties finished (including a two-fer pair), and nine to go (including two two-fer pairs). So, in truth, going by the peaks themselves, I have 19 in the books, 7 to go.

My first Utah trip was in 1998 when I set out to hike Kings Peak, the state highpoint. I was successful on that hike, but did not bother to try for other peaks at that time. I made two quick swings into southwest Utah from my folks' place in Henderson, Nevada, during 2001, bagging five more counties. In 2002 I gained two more as part of a week-long trip through Colorado and other states. I made great progress in 2003 over two trips, then did nothing for all of 2004. In 2005 I climbed one more in the state, but in 2006 I gained another six over two trips.

As you can see, I'm on a dry spell with the Utah counties for the time being. Trust me, it's on my mind but I have other priorities and I just keep putting Utah off. You can help, if you want to send me a couple thousand dollars to cover my gas, hotels and other incidentals.