Notch Peak

This peak is almost unknown outside Utah, but it may have the highest vertical face in the continental United States. Depending on who's measurments is used, the vertical drop is between 2700 and 3300 vertical feet. This makes it the first or second highest vertical drop in the continental U.S. It is easily climbed from the east. This is a beautiful and remote desert mountain.

Elevation (feet): 9,655
Elevation (meters): 2,943
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: Utah
Latitude: 39.1433
Longitude: -113.409
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake City
Convenient Center: Delta, Utah and Ely, Nevada

Thanks to Scott Patterson for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Notch Peak.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20510 - by Anthony Wilkinson on Nov 30, 2006
    My wife and I hiked to the summit shortly after a snowstorm, which left a few inches of snow in the shade of the deep canyon approaching the peak. The sudden walk into winter in the dry desert was...
  • Log #18511 - by Scott Patterson on Aug 19, 2003
    A nice peak with a BIG cliff.
  • Log #18512 - by Scott Patterson on Aug 19, 2003
    A beautiful peak! One of the best in the US, and few outside the local area know it exist.