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.
|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.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for Notch Peak.
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- Log #20510 - by Anthony Wilkinson on Nov 30, 2006My 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, 2003A nice peak with a BIG cliff.
- Log #18512 - by Scott Patterson on Aug 19, 2003A beautiful peak! One of the best in the US, and few outside the local area know it exist.