Route: West Mountain (UT)

Utah, US
14.6 km
Vertical Gain
938 m

From Summit Post ( The South Summit, at 6,904 ft, is located near the south end of the mountain and contains a survey marker which officially names the peak West Mountain 2. There is a triangulation station and shed on the highest peak; nonetheless the peak still has a feeling of remoteness and solitude. In contrast the 6,804 feet North Summit at the other end of the mountain, is littered with several antennas and various other communication devices. This mountain takes on more significance when one realizes that it comes in at number 74 on the Utah's Top 100 Prominence List with 2,134 ft of prominence (in the United States 2000 feet (610 m) of prominence has become an informal threshold that signifies that a peak has major stature). This northbound ascent, from the base of the South Summit to the North Peak, begins in Payson, Utah. The route distance is 9.1 miles, roundtrip (from parking lot at the base of the mountain to the north summit and back).

-submitted by Laura Parson

GPS Track


I just completed this route unsupported in 1:57:10 a link to the Strava activity for verification is here:

Pushed pretty hard to get the sub 2 but this can definitely go much lower, however, it is deceivingly difficult. 

Some things that might be helpful to know. 

The first 1.5 miles is brutally steep and also loose, hard to go up, and tough to go down. 

The start and endpoint are in an area where a lot of people go to shoot guns so wear bright colors and maybe avoid evenings. 

It's a beautiful brutal route that is definitely worth doing, thanks to Laura for putting up the route!