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 difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length3.0 miElevation gain1,650 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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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Brent Stevenson
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Mountain biking

Trail good - a mile longer than advertised

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Stephen Bartlett
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

Beautiful views. Short hike for being past 12,000 in elevation, but it’s all up, though not too hard. Good workout for the legs. Saw maybe 40 mountain goats. Did this one yesterday. Wear layers and bring your coat/windbreaker. It’s windy and frigid at times.

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Adam Cowie
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Amazing views from summit. Moderately steep to steep for most of route. Very worth it. Very windy and cold at summit. Bring appropriate outerwear. Upper elevations reminds me of Scottish Highlands. Saw over 60 white mountain goats in several herds. Easy to follow trail once you locate trail head. Limited parking on side of road, but a few spots 100 yards further up hill from trail head. Fair amount of ATV and truck traffic on dirt road for a weekday. I expect weekends are very busy on the road.

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Vicki Dimi
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HikingGreat!

Just did this one today on my way back to SLC. I didn’t think it was difficult at all. Yes, it is straight uphill but it’s just a simple walk. If you are not a couch potato you shouldn’t have any problems with this trail. I was out and back in 2 hours. I saw the goats from very far. There were other people there before me and chased them away. I would have walked a little extra or waited for them to come back if it wasn’t so cold! Overall, loved the trail. Perfect morning hike. Very relaxing and enjoyable

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Zachary Peterson
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Hiking

Short hike but very steep and windy. Amazing views along the way and at the top!

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Troy Cambra
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Franklin West
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Aaron Hibler
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This trail goes straight up the mountain. no switchbacks, no nothing. A few very short flat spots make for quite the relief about 1/3 of the way up. Trailhead easily missed, no official sign or places to park. I just parked on the side. Unreal 360 view at the top, could see Wheeler Peak of the Great Basin National Park some 150 miles away. Check forecasts and start very early if there’s any chance of afternoon clouds and wind, because that usually means thunder, possible hail and very strong winds at the top of these high peaks.

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David Varney
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Hiking

Super fun!!

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Candice B
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Hiking

Well kept loved it

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Dan Musser
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Ben Bowman
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HikingNo shade

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.

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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!

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Bill Shaw
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Hiking

steep trail but good hike

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mary norton
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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.

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Valerie Fuller
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Nina Claunch
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HikingNo shade

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.

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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

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Chris Connin
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SkiingSnow
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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!

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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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