Mount Nebo

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Mount Nebo, the highest peak in Utah's Wasatch Range, lies along a knife edge summit ridge with three peaks along it's length. The southern-most peak (11,877 ft.) is mistaken on many maps as the highest. The true summit is the northern-most peak. It is most commonly accessed by means of a trail which begins along the Nebo Loop Road. It can also be climbed by way of the Andrew's Ridge route, beginning at the trailhead in Nephi's Salt Creek Canyon. The established trails end at the south summit, and ridge scrambling and exposure are required to reach the north summit. An alternate route is the north ridge. Beginning on the Nebo Loop Road, bushwhack to Wolf Pass, then proceed up the ridge to the north summit. Another popular route is the Willow Creek trail, which begins east of Nephi. WARNING: Do NOT attempt the north summit or go past the south summit in bad weather. A FALL ON THE SUMMIT RIDGE CAN BE FATAL. Whiteouts during a storm can completely conceal the route. Lightning is also a major hazard during bad weather. If you are caught above timberline during an electrical storm, descend immediately or seek shelter.

Elevation (feet): 11,928
Elevation (meters): 3,636
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Wasatch Range
State: Utah
Latitude: 39.8217
Longitude: -111.759
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake City International
Convenient Center: Nephi, Utah

Thanks to Matt Selman for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 12 trip reports for Mount Nebo.

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  • Log #21056 - by Allen Clark on Oct 07, 2007
    Started the climb around 4:00am with 3 friend climbers and had no problem following the trail for the first part. We saw a nice sunrise on the way up the first ridge, but had a hard time keeping on...
  • Log #12292 - by Kimo Coray on Oct 18, 2003
    A nice fall hike beautiful leaves. I hike Nebo several times each year
  • Log #12293 - by Carl Sullivan on Apr 24, 2003
    I have enjoyed Nebo on a number of occasions. My 7 year old son Dennis and I climbed it from the West--great memory. I also spent four days camped alone near the summit during bad weather in 1998,...
  • Log #12294 - by joey dempster on Mar 31, 2003
    Ski descent with Dave Warnic, March 2001. From Mona trailhead. Big mountain that does not yield her secrets easily. Lots of good skiing if you have the patience to spend some time hunting it out.
  • Log #12295 - by Scott Patterson on Mar 09, 2003
    We climbed the peak directly from the west and from the Cedar Ridge. This is probably the steepest route on the mountain, but it probably has the best winter climbing conditions. This was a heavy...
  • Log #12296 - by Grant Murdoch on Jan 28, 2002
    I first sumitted the north peak via some bush waking and latter folloing the north rim trail. I hunt in this area and love to back pack and camp in this area and know a couple of shortcuts. In 2000 I...
  • Log #12297 - by Lincoln Flake on Sep 16, 2001
    It took me two days to summit this mountain only because I wanted to camp at the saddle. The saddle marks the half way point and has plenty of area for camping. I entered from the Nebo bench...
  • Log #12298 - by Brennan Larson on Aug 27, 2001
    Climbed the Southern peak in the middle of winter. Probabaly wasn't the smartest idea, it took about 10 hours to summit, but I loved every second of it. I would do it again in a heartbeat. If you...
  • Log #12299 - by Mandy Thomas on June 08, 2001
    Beware those Utah thunderstorms!!! What started out as a beautiful day turned nasty as we approached the top. On the way down, still well above the timberline which would have provided shelter, the...
  • Log #12300 - by David D. Sam on Jan 05, 2001
    Reached the north peak via the south peak and Andrews Ridge, a serious exercise in scrambling along the knife-edge ridge with much exposure.
  • Log #12301 - by Scott Wesemann on Mar 11, 2000
    Went via Andrews ridge. This is a killer day hike. There is no water and no good places to camp. The trail is very steep and it never flattens.
  • Log #12302 - by Mick Wenzbauer on Feb 25, 2000
    Climbed north peak in '94 by hiking about two miles of Nebo Bench trail and route-finding up to Wolf Pass, not too difficult. A weak trail leads to the pyramid-like north peak. A little scrambling...