Peak 8726 by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 8,726 ft
Prominence: 411

Peak 8726. Photo Steve Mandella

This peak is not in the book. Published October 2019.


Peak 8726 lies southeast of Anderson Peak and west of the Thousand Springs riparian area, which is adjacent to US-93. Located near Willow Creek Summit, this peak provides big views of the Lost River Range, neighboring peaks in the Boulder Mountains, and the Thousand Springs Valley. USGS Dickey Peak

Summit of Peak 8726. Photo Steve Mandella

Anderson Peak (center) as viewed from the summit of Peak 8726. Steve Mandella Photo


Access

Access this peak one of two ways. Take US-93 northwest from Mackay and turn onto Dry Gulch Road/HL350. Travel south until the road reaches an area near the saddle between Peak 8686 and Peak 8726, around the 8315 contour. Look for a jeep road heading southeast (toward the saddle between the peaks). If you have a high-clearance 4WD vehicle, drive up the jeep road to the saddle. Otherwise, park at the base of this 4WD road and hike from there.

Alternatively, drive west up Trail Creek Road from US-93 until you reach the [signed] right turn for “Walker Way.” Follow Walker Way as it winds around Peck’s Canyon until it intersects with Dry Gulch Road/HL350. Take Dry Gulch Road/HL350 and travel north to reach the jeep trail access to the peak discussed in the previous paragraph. Dry Gulch Road/HL350 is closed from 12/16-4/30 annually, so plan accordingly.


Southwest Ridge, Class 1

A jeep trail goes nearly all the way to the summit. The trail is visible the entire way. A good high-clearance 4WD vehicle will take you a long ways up. Otherwise, find a place to park and hike along the jeep trail. The real summit is obvious at the top of the jeep trail.

Peak 8726. Photo Steve Mandella

Peak 8726. Steve Mandella Photo

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Longitude: -113.99901   Latitude: 44.17101

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