Hike Mount Nebo
Utah › Nebo Basin Trail
Added by Jacob Moon
Distance: 8.4 milesElevation gain: ~3400 vertical feet with all the ups and downsDuration: 5-7 hoursThe tallest mountain in the Wasatch Mountain Range (11,928 ft./ 3,635 m.)Excellent views of the southern Wasatch Mountains
Mount Nebo is the tallest of all the mountains in the Wasatch, and also one of the easiest to hike, due to the fact that the trail begins at an elevation of ~9300 ft. The parking area for the trailhead is along a short dirt road, which is precisely marked on the location map.
The trail itself is easy to follow. The dirt road leading to the trailhead is called Mona Pole Rd. The trail leaves the parking area and follows a cattle fence across the "Bench" just north of Mount Nebo with little elevation gain or lost. Once reaching the mountain, the trail weaves up the mountain through a series of mountain meadows and pine forest until reaching the shoulder of North Peak at 10,640 ft.
Here, the north side of Mount Nebo comes into view and the trail goes up to 10,850 ft. It then contours across and down the western slopes of North Peak to the saddle between the two mountains to ~10,680 feet. From the saddle the trail climbs steeply up the ridge of Mount Nebo along a rocky, but well beaten path to the "false summit" at 11,460 ft.
- Hiking boots
- Hiking poles
- Extra Layers
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