Trail Details

South Mount Nebo from North Peak Trailhead<br />via Middle Mount Nebo

South Mount Nebo from North Peak Trailhead
via Middle Mount Nebo

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.0 to 8.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 10.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2627 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 505 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 10%
Notes: The route crosses knife edge ridges between the major peaks. 2
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
North Peak TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9260 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Payson Canyon: 22.3 miles
Area: Nebo Loop
Area Location: Payson Canyon (Nebo Loop) in Utah County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: If you travel up Payson Canyon, the Monument parking area is after the summit of the Nebo loop. Once you find the parking area, take the dirt road that exits at the north end. The trail head is about a half mile from there. Look west, you will see a trail heading up the hill, following a fence line.


Waypoint 1
Wolf Pass
 Elevation: 10610  Feature: Saddle
Notes: On the way to the peak, you wrap around the northern end of the Nebo range and head for Wolf Pass. There is a great meadow here where you have great views both east and west. The peak you see above you to the south is a false summit. The true summit is another 1/2 mile across a knife edge (it is a good trail though).
Waypoint 2
Mount Nebo
 Elevation: 11928  AKA: North Mount Nebo
 Feature: Peak
Notes: It is the tallest peak in Utah County at 11,928 ft, although not as popular as the 2nd highest peak, Mount Timpanogos, which is about 200 ft shorter. Mount Nebo is also considered the southern tip of the Wasatch Range
Waypoint 3
Middle Mount Nebo
 Elevation: 10804  Feature: Peak
Notes: At one time, geoligists claimed the middle peak was the highest peak in Utah County. Then, with new technology, it was discovered the north peak was actually the taller of the two.


Destination
South Mount Nebo
 Elevation: 11887  Feature: Peak
Notes: The southern end of a string of barren peaks. South Nebo Peak is also the official end of the Wasatch Range, which stretches from southern Idaho to here.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 39.810247    Longitude: -111.765936 

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