Distance

8 Miles

Elevation Gain

3000 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The hike to the summit of Mount Ellsworth is a perfect, secluded climb for experienced hikers. Just outside of Lake Powell, this hike rewards adventurers with scenic desert views. The best recommended route is along the north ridge.

There is no specific trail that takes you to the peak - utilize a GPS / map for route finding. A small antenna shack and antenna can be found on the summit. The shack is a nice shaded spot to eat your lunch or soak in the views. There is typically a register found in the summit cairn.

Nearby Star Springs Campground is a recommended camping spot. However, you can also camp on nearby BLM lands. 

Photos: Ken Lund and Joao Santos

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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From $46/night
From $94/night

Defiance House Lodge

Bullfrog, Utah

From $269/night

Family Units

Bullfrog Marina

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Distance

8 Miles

Elevation Gain

3000 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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