Mt. Logan Summit and Hells Hole Overlook

Hells Hole
View from the Mt. Logan summit into Hells Hole at sunset.

NPS - T. Miller

Distance: 1 mile round trip
Elevation Gain: 245 feet/75 meters
Trailhead: 7,624 feet/2,324 meters
Mt. Logan Summit: 7,869 feet/2,316 meters

The trailhead is located at the very end of the BLM1064 road. Hikers at the summit are treated to an expansive view west to the Virgin Mountains and north to the Pine Valley Mountains. The end of the trail is a great vantage point to look down into Hells Hole.

While there is no trail along the Mt. Logan rim past the summit, hikers can stroll under ponderosa pines along the south-facing rim for more views into the Grand Canyon and to experience the quiet of the Mt. Logan Wilderness. Some of the ponderosa pines have taken on bizarre photogenic forms as they are exposed to intense weather that comes in from the south and west. The dark grey rock along the rim is made of 2.5 million year old basalt (lava rock).

For those curious about the spelling of Hells Hole, while today it would be spelled with an apostrophe s (Hell's), the official spelling of record on file with the US Board on Geographic Names reflects how it was documented in the late 1800s.

Last updated: May 18, 2021

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