Mount Ellen Peak Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hanksville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Tallest mountain in the Henry Mountains, Utah Ultra-Prominent Peak Park your car at Bull Creek Pass, and make the short trek to the peak. The road from both sides of Bull Creek Pass is accessible for 2WD, but would be impassable in high water years, or in the spring melt. The trailhead is clearly visible with a log fence painted brown, and a log book next to the gate. The trail is very easy to make out until you reach the top of the summit ridge, but as there are no trees to block your view, it is easy to spot the summit and make your way over to it. The tallest stone cairn is actually not the summit, you must continue to a smaller cairn with a mailbox in it. This is where the geocache is. If your feeling energetic, drop down to the saddle between Mt. Ellen Summit and Mt. Ellen Peak, then trek the steep sides of Mt. Ellen Peak. You will complete two mountains higher than 11,500 feet in less than an hour!
Hiked this peak in high winds and hail around mid September. We were shrouded in the clouds for most of the hike too. Weather can appear and disappear fast. The trail unfortunately is mainly on the windy side of the mountain most of the way up, but it's a great hike with majestic views all round!