High Top

High Top

High Top is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.321m (10,897ft)  above the sea level located in the Sanpete County, in Utah, USA. It’s one of the highest roads in Utah.

The road to the summit is called Skyline Drive (Forest Road 150). Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. While some sedans and mini-vans are seen on the trail, many portions require a high-clearance two-wheel drive vehicle, while four-wheel drive vehicles are best in others. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. Drivers should be prepared with extra food and water, as well as shovels and chains, should a rainstorm hit and turn the dirt road into a muddy quagmire. It runs along the dividing line between the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau. The trail was built in the 1930’s.
Pic: Brendon Moser

 

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