Peak 10284 (Ursa Peak) by Judi Steciak

Elevation: 10,284 ft
Prominence: 504

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This peak is not in the book. The name was originally suggested by Rick Baugher. Published October 2023

Ursa Peak is located at near the headwaters of Rear Creek and Squib Canyon. The peak towers above the North Fork Big Lost River. USGS Meridian Peak

Peak 10284/Ursa Peak. Judi Steciak Photo


Primary access is from the North Fork Big Lost River Road. Leave this road and turn onto the Miller Canyon access road [B)(2) FS–128 (B) on Page 242]. Continue on this road for 1.25 miles past the junction with the road up Miller Canyon. Park at the trailhead for FST-52/Squib Canyon Trail. Take advantage of a trail (albeit one long overdue for maintenance) to approach Ursa Peak from the north.

North Ridge, Class 2

Hike the trail south and into the west fork of the drainage until it ends. In Summer 2022, the trail could be followed despite over 60 downed trees (nearly all could be easily walked around or over). A blowout obliterated the trail near its end. Persevere and you’ll pick it up again. Continue cross-country up into the cirque. Around 9,300 feet, work west up a broad gully until you can trend north-northwest above cliffs/outcroppings to the broad eastern slopes. Head west to the peak’s north summit ridge and follow it to the top. Most of the 1,000 feet of elevation gain from the cirque to the summit is on steep, soft gravel which is tedious to ascend but pleasant to heel-plunge on the descent.

Climbing out of Squib Canyon. Judi Steciak Photo

Looking toward the summit ridge. Judi Steciak Photos

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Longitude: -114.3156   Latitude: 43.89219

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