Mount Nebo ♦︎♦︎

Difficulty: Experts Only ♦︎♦︎

Length: 11 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet

Dog Friendly: Yes


Trailhead coordinates (copy + paste): 39.8484, -111.7222

Directions: The coordinates will lead you directly to the trailhead (about 2 hours from Park City), and expect to lose service on the way. The last 0.25 miles is a well-maintained dirt road that any car can handle. It's easy to stick to the trail all the way to the top.


A strenuous but beautiful hikeyou should carve out most of your day for this one, and bring extra water to account for the lack of shade. Mount Nebo is the highest peak in Utah's Wasatch range and the seventh highest in the state, topping out at 11,929 feet. The trail starts out at a mild incline before becoming quite steep as you ascend the first mountain. After this, take the trail on the righthand side of North Mountain to avoid the extra climb (unless you feel like taking on the extra challenge). At this point you'll have the same view as the first photo below. Continue on the trail and then up the ridge, over the first peak, and on to the summit. Some minor scrambling is required, but it's really more about route-finding than scrambling. There are a lot of possible routes for the final climb. Just take your time and watch your step, and soon you'll feel like you're on top of the world.

view of Mount Nebo summit
Mount Nebo ridge
view from Mount Nebo
Mount Nebo hike
man and dog Mount Nebo hike