Once in a Lifetime Adventure in Capitol Reef

BOULDER MOUNTAIN

Boulder Mountain rises west of Capitol Reef National Park, reaching 11,317 feet (3,449 meters) toward the heavens. Its steep slopes, cliffs, forests, and meadowlands dominate 50,000 acres of the Dixie National Forest, making it the highest timbered plateau in North America.

Naturally this is all to say that I want to get to the top of that mountain, something that’s possible only between July and October, before the snow comes and blocks off the backcountry roads. Assuming I can make my travel timely, that mountain will be mine.

Oh yes, it will be mine…

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