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Big Mountain

Distance: 1279 miles from Nauvoo

Pioneer Trail

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This summit, really just a hill among the surrounding Wasatch mountain peaks, was nevertheless, at 8,400 feet, the highest elevation of the entire Mormon Trail.


Journal Entry

William Clayton

July 1847

"At eleven o'clock, the teams began to arrive on the dividing ridge and in less than an hour, all were safely up. From this ridge we can see an extensive valley to the west but on every other side high mountains, many of them white with snow..." Read More

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This summit, really just a hill among the surrounding Wasatch mountain peaks, was nevertheless, at 8,400 feet, the highest elevation of the entire Mormon Trail. Go to Next Location on the Trail.