Ascent of Frisco Peak on 2007-08-25

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Saturday, August 25, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Frisco Peak
    Elevation:9660 ft / 2944 m

Ascent Trip Report

Frisco Peak is the well-named HP of the San Francisco Mountains in the desert W of Beaver UT. A climb of this peak is straightforward and takes about 1/2 day, which I did on 2007 Aug 25.

On UT-21 about 8 miles W of Milford at virtual MP 68.6 is an unsigned turnoff by a bridge in the bottom of a dry river valley. I stayed on this road for 8.9 miles until arriving at a tailings pile (the remains of the Golden Reef Mine) at 7500' on the left side of the road. Just beyond the tailings pile the road became steep and rocky, and while a braver driver could have driven my high clearance 2WD Nissan truck up there, I decided not to risk it and parked in a large level graded pullout on the right side of the road just before the tailings pile.

I hiked the unambiguous road the remaining 2160' elevation to the summit towers. Much of the summit has been graded and it is hard to tell if the original highest natural ground was disturbed. The highest present ground is somewhere in the gravel around two green shacks near the end of the road.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2160 ft / 658 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Trailhead:Golden Reef Mine  7500 ft / 2286 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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