Monroe Peak

An epic enthralling road to Monroe Peak

Monroe Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.421m (11,223ft) above the sea level, located in Sevier County, in the U.S. state of Utah. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Utah.

Tucked away in the Sevier Plateau, a nice gravel road leads to the summit. It’s called Forest Road 183. Accessibility to the summit is largely limited to the summer season. 4x4 vehicle recommended but most 2WD vehicles can make it. Use caution if the weather has been wet. The road is narrow and eroded enough to make travel a little uncomfortable. The view is good and many other highpoints can be picked out. There is a lot of ATV traffic on weekends so if you intend to drive to the summit, you might want to consider a weekday.

The road to the summit is very steep. Starting from Forest Road 078, the ascent is 4.66km (2.9 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 294 meters. The average gradient is 15.33%. The summit is crowned with a couple of communication towers.
Pic: Don Parscale

 

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