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Delano Peak is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowboarding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 1,650 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Snow

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As of June 2019, this trail is still closed to ATVS however hikers are still able to access it. 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.

Summer is the best time to make your way up the mountain. In the winter the Big John Flat road is not plowed, and you would need to snowshoe to the base of the mountain all the way from Highway 153. There is no cover of trees, be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen to block the sun at this high altitude. Can be very windy at the top, even in mid summer bring a jacket, and in winter bring warm clothes with great wind protection.

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Doug M.
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Ben Bowman
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Very tough! The thin air makes this hike much harder than its elevation gain and length indicate. I would definitely rate this hike as hard, not moderate. Regardless, the views are worth the effort.

PunkRock Painter
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wow! be prepared to take this one in! the drive itself is amazing! beautiful hike, exaggerated by cloudy sky if you're lucky. mountain goats a bonus! a favorite and bucket list hike for sure!

Bill Shaw
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Hiking

steep trail but good hike

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mary norton
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Hiking

Incredible trail. No signage except the trail number so I included it. There is a very small pullout at the sign and another in front of Poison Creek about .2 up the road on the left. The mountain goats were amazing. Beaver has a great mural of them off of Main Street going south. Trail number sign#224 Google maps will take you correctly. Beaver canyon to Big Jack Flats then watch for the sign.

Valerie Fuller
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Nina Claunch
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Whoever wrote "somewhat of a stroll" is a filthy liar. This will whoop you, you gain some 1600 ft. of elevation in 1.5 miles. Still worth it. Also, signs at the campgrounds say that this is bear country so be smart if you find yourself doing this at sunset, or in the dark.

Kylara jane Ocheltree
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Josh Behunin
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HikingOver grownSnow

Just enough snow to slide down, but you can walk around all of it. Best time of the year. Had to hike up the road, as of 6/2/20, the first gate was open but the second was closed

Chris Connin
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Derek Elliott
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HikingSnow

Never got to reach the trail. Have a new four runner with 4wd but wasn’t enough to get all the way up the mtn in deep snow. Wish we could’ve seen it!

Becky McRae
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Hiking

The views were great. It was very windy at the summit. It was a good elevation climb.

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Lauren Crane
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Riley Balitski
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Hiking

Steep, exposed, and very windy. Stunning views at the top, only crossed paths with one other hiker the entire trail. Last 1/4 mile there isn't really a trail but it's easily followed if you look for cairns. Took about 2 hours going up (with plenty of stops) and only 30 minutes coming back down with some jogging. Friendly tip: don't wear your favorite hat to hike this trail like I did. ;P

Ed Barbanell
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The altitude made this tough. You gain 1600 feet over 1.5 miles and reach an elevation above 12,000. I hiked this with a medium dog, my 16-year-old and my wife. The trail is not difficult but there are some steep and rocky patches. I was glad I brought my trekking poles. The views are amazing and the landscape is reminiscent of Scotland.

Jess Gillies
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Awesome hike!

Judy Carlson
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Just spectacular

Jeremy Beckham
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Great hike (8/12). I don’t know why the description says the Trail is closed. It is closed to ATV’s, open to hikers. Finding the trailhead was more challenging than we were expecting. You have to park your car a moderate distance away from the trailhead. Park your car in a turn off on the right, and then walk up the dirt road another maybe 0.5 miles or so, and look for the stake in the ground. There were some very very small snow patches still. But nothing difficult to traverse at all. No need for any special equipment, although poles are helpful. Pretty steep the whole way. And there are a couple false mirage summits before you reach the real deal. It’s very windy at the top. We saw mountain goats in the distance too! Gorgeous views.

Trever Smith
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This was a challenging hike, but the views at the peak were amazing and made this totally worth it. At some points there isnt a distinct trail (due to patches of snow or rocks) and therefore you make your own and follow the GPS to the peak. DISCLAIMER: This hike is at an elevation of 11,000-12,000 feet...make sure you or those in your party are capable of hiking at this elevation.

Mallory
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Hiking

Pretty challenging but short & so worth it. The trail is really green, grassy & sprinkled with wildflowers right now. Some small patches of snow. Super windy at the top.

Tyler Hogge
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Hiking

This is a phenomenal hike. 1.5 miles up, but it’s basically up the whole way. Actually a good workout. Beautiful views. Did it yesterday and say 30+ goats. Truly amazing place.

Darion Leavitt
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Trail is still CLOSED on 6/11/2019

Alexa H
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Anyone know if this is still hikeable right now?

Austin Kline
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Skiing

Hiked, climbed, and skied this mountain multiple times since I was 5 years old. Great scenery a lot of fun places to explore on the ridge. If you’re looking to do some backcountry skiing in Southern Utah this is the place. There is a nice chute that goes right down the face of the mountain as well as the back which is awesome. For hikers the shortest route is to go from poison creek which takes about an hour to hike up from there. Great views great hike overall fun mountain.

Trevon Beutler
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The views that this hike offers are absolutely stunning. Some years there will be patches of snow near the peak all year round.

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