Mount Ellen (11,522 ft) & Mt. Ellen Peak (11,506 ft) are in the Henry Mountains, about 45 minutes - 1 hour south of Hanksville, UT. The Henry Mountains are an island of sort, as they are surrounded by three of Utah's National Parks - Capital Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands. Mount Ellen is a hulk of a mountain, composed of two distinct parts. The first is the North Ridge, which has the 3 highest summits in the Henry's.
Big Baldy (8,750ft) is a prominent peak just to the West and below Mt.Timpanogos. It is a very challenging hike. About While the Big Baldy summit is only 3.6 miles one way, you will gain 3,200 ft! There are several routes to reach
Malan's Peak is a popular high point for Ogden locals to hike to on a regular basis. It's not the highest peak by any means at 6,916 ft, but it does provide great views of Ben Lomond Peak to the north, as well as the Ogden/Layton valley. It's a tough 5 mile hike that can be completed within 3 hours, making it an excellent choice for a "quick" early morning jaunt to get the dogs out, and get some exercise in. Be ready for a great leg workout!
There have been so many books I've looked at over the years that inspired me to travel to new places in Utah! I decided to put all of my favorite Utah books & maps in one location to make it easier for you, to inspire you, and to get you outside more this year. Take a look at Utah's Best Hiking & Camping Books, plus the best photography books, and Utah maps!