In the Desert Logo

In The Desert

Back to
Day Trips

Content including photographs are Copyright © 2018 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore

Back to
Day Trips

Protected by Copyscape DMCA Violation Checker
Share/Bookmark

West Mt. Towers

Home                   Animals                   Desert Map                     Photography                What's New?

   Events     Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

Home                   Animals                   Desert Map                     Photography                What's New?

   Events     Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

Southwestern Utah, St. George

Contact us via  E-mail

    Everybody likes a great view! But getting to this one is somewhat of a challenge. A steep rocky road with hairpin turns and cliffs right next to the road, or maybe we should call it a trail. The last section from Hell Hole Pass to the peak is only 2.3 miles, but, it gains 1,486 ft. in elevation. Half of this elevation gain is in the last 1/2 mile. This is not a trip to take lightly, go with friends. The road changes all the time according to Dan who has made the trip up here many times. Hopefully you won't run into anyone going the opposite way, there are places where you could pass! To take this trip up to the towers you'll need a 4 wheel drive with good tires and a good driver. Be careful and use your own judgement. Not to be done if there is snow in the higher elevations! 
    The other part of this trip is Joshua Tree Road - Bulldog Road over Bulldog Pass. There are many side roads off of this trip including one to the Apex Mine and Virgin River overlooks.  

Video/Slideshow, Beaver Dam Mts.

West Mountain Towers
    We only made it to the first (lower) set of towers. Dan said the road to the upper towers was doable. We'd had enough at this point, check the video to see why. It's 18 minutes long but we wanted to include the trip down as well, we think it'll be worth the time to watch it. Very scenic! 

West Mt. Towers Topography Map

West Mt. Towers Topography Map

For more detail please see the enlargement of this map.

Southwestern Utah Topography Map

For more detail please see the enlargement of this map,
and below it you'll find links to the other daytrips in this area.

Southwestern Utah Topography Map

Download the GPX track for this daytrip

   The links below have color bars to match the color of the tracks shown in the map above. The enlargement will be helful.

GPX Color coded tracks

Download the GPX tracks for all 5 trips

West Mountain Towers

   Many thanks again to Dan & Lynn for this really neat daytrip!

Enlargement

Enlargement

aaaaaaaaaaaaiii