Alpine peak in the middle of the Great Basin. 5,600 feet climb from trailhead up Granite Creek. Trailhead can be best reached with a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle as a couple of stream crossings are involved, otherwise your climb will just be longer. Drive south on US Alt 93 from Wendover, NV and exit towards the towns of Ibapah and Callao. Can also be reached via the pony express route from the Provo area, although this is a long, dusty route with many opportunities to make a wrong turn!

Elevation (feet): 12,101
Elevation (meters): 3,688
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Great Basin Ranges
State: Utah
Latitude: 39.8283
Longitude: -113.919
Difficulty: Scramble
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake City
Convenient Center: Wendover, NV

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 10 trip reports for Ibapah.

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  • Log #16505 - by Patrick McCue on June 21, 2004
    Road up Granite Creek Canyon was in good shape but likely difficult in places for low clearance vehicles. Make sure you stop at the WSA/road closure markers at roughly 6,800' elevation. A good 4X4...
  • Log #16506 - by Alan Powell on Mar 02, 2004
    it is a moderate hike to the top. There is a road that will take you close to the peak. It is a great place to get away from everyone and do some exploring. sites to see while in area include Chimney...
  • Log #16507 - by James Barlow on Sep 07, 2003
    I failed to summit this peak with Duane Poslusny, Dan Dolan, and Greg Fischer in May, 1999. What a beautiful mountain range in the middle of nowhere. We were camped near Toapz Mountain, and decided...
  • Log #16508 - by Greg on Sep 03, 2003
    Drove up most of the way and hiked/climbed the rest. Got pretty hot, but there's a lot of shade throughout.
  • Log #16509 - by George on Aug 30, 2003
    Started at 6:00 am and back to the truck by 11:30 am. Drove out via Dugway, 70 miles of dirt roads and didn't see one person. had about 110 degree heat, glad I didn't break down. Go via Wendover.
  • Log #16510 - by Rik Dunham on July 13, 2003
    Had a perfect day for the hike. hit the trail near the second stream crossing @ 6:00 am and back to the truck @ 11:30. A very remote peak with little to no traffic. Left Salt Lake City around...
  • Log #16511 - by Wes Peters on May 07, 2003
    What a trip that was. My friend Jim and I dragged my cousin Howard, from Georgia, to the top of Ibapah and Haystack, from Granite Creek Canyon. I've been back several times, with my father, later my...
  • Log #16512 - by Aaron Benson on Mar 27, 2003
    We hiked up Granite Creek canyon. We reached the ridge just south of the summit and were turned back by rain and lightning (the same storm that killed two people on Lone Peak). It's an amazing place....
  • Log #16513 - by Max on Sep 16, 2001
    This is a big, granite peak and is very fun. The hike itself is strenuous, aspecially the first few miles, which are very steep. I reccomend you do this as a two day trip, because it is 7 miles up...
  • Log #16514 - by Bart Hamatake on Sep 13, 2001
    I climbed this slendid granite peak with my good friend Mark McGuire(not the baseball player). We started climbing from just above the second creek crossing. We made the summit in just under 4 hours....