Roller Mill Hill, UT

April 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm 2 comments

Our spring vacation took us down to southern Utah to visit Bryce and Zion National Parks. We stayed at the Cottonwood Meadows cabins (very nice!) near Panguitch and made day trips to the parks. In addition we wanted to squeeze in a Cheeseburger summit or two.

Utah Storm

We first decided to pay a visit to nearby Roller Mill Hill. The hill used to be the site of a brick-making factory but since then has been ignominiously bisected by Route 89. What’s left of the peak sits just northeast of the road and can be hiked in about 15-30 seconds.

We pulled the car over and rushed up the steep embankment to reach the summit. We could see Panguitch to the north.

 Panguitch, Utah

An anthill marks the current high point of Roller Mill Hill. In fact, it adds considerably to its height.

Roller Mill Anthill Summit

Of course we ate Cheeseburgers on the summit to make the ascent official.

Roller Mill Money Shot

We promised ourselves that our next hike would be a bit more involved. From our cabin we could see Wilson Peak topping out at 9,034 feet, and thought that it would be a worthy objective! Alas we didn’t find time for Wilson Peak – we’re hoping our hosts at Cottonwood Meadows make the ascent.

Roller Mill Hill, UT – sirloinofbeef, MadeMarion, BarBarJinks, dinoboy


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. samh  |  April 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    That first photo is superb! And, obviously so is the anthill summit.

  • 2. sirloinofbeef  |  April 23, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Thanks, samh

    I finally checked out your video (couldn’t access it from work) and loved it – it even had musical accompniament! I hope that doesn’t raise the bar for my next post.



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