Ultimate 4wd destination: Logan Peak in Utah
Logan Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.964m (9,724ft) above the sea level, located in Cache County, on the northern edge of Utah, United States.
Seth high in the Bear River Range, within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Road 042 (Logan Peak Road). It’s newly constructed. Some parts of the road are very narrow with dangerous drop offs. It has a couple of switchbacks in it as it reaches the peak, which makes the grade of the road very gradual.
4x4 vehicle required. The road is not maintained in winter. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The summit houses a telecommunications tower and a small building that has some weather instruments and other things associated with it. The winds up are also very strong and make the stay at the top uncomfortable at times, but the views make it worth it. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold.
The road to the summit, commonly referred to as Mount Logan, is pretty steep. Starting from Forest Road 168, the ascent is 4.02km (2.5 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 257 meters and the average gradient is 6.39%. Dependent on the air clarity, you may even be able to see Wyoming’s Tetons in the distance.
Pic: Nathan Guymon
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