Delano Peak

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Delano Peak is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1814 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Tallest mountain in the Tushar Mountains, Beaver and Piute Counties This is a relatively easy hike considering how tall it is. The Tushar Mountains are the third tallest group of mountains in Utah. Upon seeing some of the other majestic peaks, one would want to climb those. In comparison to Belknap and Baldy, Delano is a giant heap of rock, with no craggy features like some of its neighbors. The benefit is that Delano is a gentle slope, making this somewhat of a stroll, and not a grueling pursuit. This is a good mountain for various skill levels and ages, and it is a highpoint for the mountains and for two Utah counties. Another benefit is great views of incredible looking mountains that are not too far from Delano. Getting to the top is simply a matter of following the grassy slope that lies between Griffith Creek and Poison Creek. Once you reach the summit, there is a summit cairn, and a mailbox.

1 month ago

Long, uphill steep climb but very worth it at the top!

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1 month ago

The trail is clearly marked. Not sure what the others are talking about. It does not say "Delano Peak" but the trail willl surely take you there. Tap "Directions" and that bugger will lead you straight to the right trailhead. Trail is easy to follow...once again not sure what the others are talking about...maybe it's tough if the extent of your outdoorsing is spent in front of a TV screen!

The National Forest had little to no visitors when I was there. Saw one tent, no people; a very desolate area indeed.

hiking
2 months ago

We were frustrated that the trail head was not clearly marked and we spent close to an hour searching. We finally just started on the Ridge Trail, thinking that we probably would end up doing a different hike than the Delano Peak hike. Eventually, there were red plastic markers on the trees, which we followed until they ended. At that point, we could see Delano Peak and bushwhacked to the top. Hike was just OK.

3 months ago

Great easy going hike! :) just a long up hill grass covered slope!

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5 months ago

Great little hike for a 12k'+ Peak!! Even our little 3 legged dog made it up the entire way. Gorgeous views and so many wildflowers. The dirt road up to the trail was a little washboard but we'll maintained so cars should be fine. Plenty of camping along the forest road but it gets busy on the weekends. Enjoy!!

hiking
5 months ago

magestic.. favorite hike of the year for me.

be careful where you are walking, I almost got it from a porcupine right off the trail. I also saw one in the meadow near the water and flowers. saw elk, no goats..this hike is so worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Very cold and windy on top but the view is definitely worth it!! Our 8, 13, and 15 year old kids all hiked it. Hard for the little one but she loved it and said she would do it again. You can also see mountain goats!

hiking
Friday, November 04, 2016

Trail hard to follow. Not much of a view. Didn't see any goats. 

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Feels like you are hiking in Scotland but drier. The views are spectacular in every direction. Mountain goat herds looked like little puffs in the distance on the cliffs. Bush wacked from Poison creek.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Great views from the peak and all along the route. There is not much of a trail, we just walked along the ridge line to the peak. Mountain goats were along the neighboring peaks, need binoculars to see much of them. We used the radio tower road for the first part of the hike, then cross country. Two miles, 980 feet of elevation gain.

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Tushar's truly are one of backcountrys best kept secrets. Note: Major construction on Hwy-153, as of 9/2012, results in a 28 mile detour around a 3 mile stretch of road.

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