Mount Ellen Summit Trailhead

Near Hanksville, Utah

Mount Ellen Summit Trailhead does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


This trail leads from the parking lot at the top of Bull Creek Pass north to the summit of Mount Ellen (11,480 feet), which is located inside the Mount Ellen/Blue Hills WSA. Views from the top are outstanding in all directions and include the Thousand Lake Mountain, Boulder Mountain, The La Sal and Abajo Mountains, the Circle Cliffs and the Waterpocket Fold. The trip from the Bull Creek Pass parking lot to the summit and back is a 5 mile round trip. The entire trip is all above tree line in an alpine zone. The trail is faint in places, but is marked by cairns. There are no developed facilities at the trailhead, but Lonesome Beaver Campground, McMillan Spring Campground, and Dandelion Flat Picnic area are not too far away.