Mount Brigham

A memorable road trip to Mount Brigham

Mount Brigham is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.559m (11,676ft) above the sea level located in the Piute County, in Utah, USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads in Utah.

Located in the Tushar Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Wedge Road. The road is rugged so higher clearance and 4WD are required. At the summit there is a large roof top antenna structure of communications. The trail follows numerous remnants of Utah's mining heritage.

The road to the summit is steep. Starting from Marysvale, a town in Piute County, the ascent is 18.6km (11.55 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.732 meters. The average gradient is 9.31%. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years.
Pic: Jon Hubbard

 

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