No permits or fees are required, so please take care of the area. We backpacked up to the clearing just shy of the peak and spent the night. --Scott Patterson. The comments didn't emphasize it enough: it is a true "off-road" trail. I think the elevation gain in that time is about 2700 so this hike is STEEP. The trail to the summit is only 1.5 miles but gains 2,700 ft! The road however is very rough and a 4 wheel drive is recommended. Totally worth it! Routes It took 7.5 hours total, and I ran out of water for the last couple of hours, which was annoying, but I was as prepared as I could be with water. Provo Peak is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Provo Peak sits in the shadows of the two giants of Utah County, Mount Nebo and Timpanogos, but at 11,068 feet is still one of the highest peaks in the Wasatch. There’s more than enough parking to handle weekend crowds, a wide, paved trail that’s handicap accessible, and a smattering of fire pits, … The hike is enjoyable in both summer and winter seasons. Follow the road til you reach the T in the road and head left on Road 027. We started at Squaw Peak Road and it was about 1.5 miles to the top (AllTrails should make it a separate trail). We made it to the top in about an hour and a half without pushing too hard. In the gray colored limestone beds on the mountain fossils can be found, some places with more abundant deposits than others. I’ll keep things short this week, and summarize things by saying, it’s steep. The distance between Provo Peak and East Provo Peak is 0.62 mile. You gain 2700ft in 1.6 miles and Alltrails rates it Hard. The views from the summit are amazing, as you get 360 degree views of Utah County, and on a clear day into SLC County and major peaks north. Provo Peak from the northwest. Provo Peak Provo Peak (11,068 ft) is one of the higher peaks in the Wasatch and also one of the shortest but steepest in the area.The trail to the summit is only 1.5 miles but gains 2,700 ft! Great views though. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Keep a look out for a large cairn. Took me about about 90 to reach the top from the road. 13.4 Miles down Squaw Peak Road is one of the seven peaks of the Wasatch Front, Provo Peak. Late Fall/early WinterOctober and early November bring variable conditions to the mountain. I didn't use trekking poles, but they would have been handy. SEE LOCATION ON THE MAP Some of Utah's most popular mountain trails are found in the Provo/Utah valley area, including Mount Timpanogos, Mount Nebo and Stewart Falls. If you know where to look, you can see the trailhead near center right of the photo. The Trail starts out on a four-wheeler track and continues for about a quarter of a mile. Took the bikes from rock canyon campground and left the kids at home. Definitely not for the faint of heart, or knees, coming down off Provo Peak and then still needing to go down the Y, but the slight slop in between the two is a nice relief and quite beautiful! (2), Images totally worth it. Follow the small trail marked by the cairn up the ridge. To reach the hike, take 8th North in Orem up to the bottom of Provo Canyon. (82), Provo Peak via Rock Canyon - The Third Time's the Charm. I'd love to spend more time back there. The trail starts when Squaw Peak Road reaches the pass between the Provo side of the road and The Hobble creek side of the road. From here thing will get really steep. The Trail starts out on a four-wheeler track and continues for about a quarter of a mile. Hike: We recommend hiking Squaw Peak not because of its name — efforts have been made in recent years to change it to something that honors Native women — but because the view you get of Utah County and Utah Lake from the top is worth the three-mile climb to get there. Please take care of Provo Peak! Located 1 mile east-southeast of Provo Utah. Partly because it is an old ATV road to start, and the trail just follows below the ridge. It is located next to a wooden fence on the right of the road and next to a sign about fire and wildlife safety. A nearby sub-peak of Provo Peak is obvious, and almost as high at 11,044 feet. Still was a great hike with some great views!! Provo Peak is a mountain peak in the Uinta National Forest in the Wasatch Range that is located within the city limits of Provo, Utah, United States. Expect round-trip hiking times of three to four hours from the trailhead parking lot. It’s fun to stop at the Squaw Peak overlook, but we liked … Trees and scrub let way to steep rocks and dirt. This is a moderate one way trail to Provo Peak in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The two mountains are listed as the same elevation, so climate conditions should be very similar on either peak. A high clearance vehicle is necessary (the first time I attempted Provo Peak, my dad wrecked the car on this road!). The peak has an elevation of 11,068 feet (3,374 m), but a prominence of only 3,442 feet (1,049 m). once you get to this point, I highly encourage following a map. The road continues to another saddle where there is a formal clearing with a fence around it that provides a nice place to stop, park and enjoy more views into Pole Canyon . (Not steeper than the Y...don't worry.) 7) Pole Canyon Trail. Spur trails run up and down the river to the waterfalls. Expect anything from summer to winter conditions. This is a 10.3 mile one way (shuttle required) hike with 7100 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 9-12 hours to complete. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. This is a 11.4 mile out-and-back hike with 6700 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 7-10 hours to complete. Straight forward and almost straight up. Overall it took 8 hours and we traveled nearly 16 miles. I missed that on the way up and had to bushwack my way back to the ridge. Scariest part of the hike was the drive. Perhaps the lack of an official trail and the rough access on the road are the main reasons for its lack of popularity among hikers and climbers.The peak is fairly symmetrical and visible throughout many locations of the Utah Valley, but when you are close to the east side of the peak, it is mostly hidden by other mountains.The west side of the mountain is the most gentle, but it is still rather steep and precipitous, even if it isn't that rugged. The age of the formation dates back to 270 to 325 million years old. This is a really pretty trail. For example, the There is also the Hope Campground and the Rock Canyon Campground along the Squaw Peak Road.Backcountry camping is allowed, but there are no good places to camp along the West Ridge Route. Turn left on FS 027 toward Hope Campground. Attempt #2, nailed it! Most people would need 1.5 days to climb Provo Peak via any of these routes. Definitely worth doing once. Easy . Bug spray will be necessary the rest of summer. Provo Peak Details. Drive up Provo Canyon and turn right on Squaw Peak Road. These arrows and pile of rocks mark the start of the trail up to Provo Peak. It is short, but very steep, at least for a path. Beautiful climb. Most of Provo Peak is made of limestone, but with layers of quartzite as well. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. you follow a 4-wheeler trail for a bit and then there's a big cairn on the right side of the road marking where you turn to begin the ascent. But still definitely worth the trip if you don't. A short trail leads from the overlook down to the river. I'm fairly fit and the ascent definitely kicked my butt. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and camping and is best used from June until September. CLICK HERE FOR WEATHER FORECASTBelow is the Climate Summary for Mount Baldy, located several miles north. Provo Peak via Y Mountain Trail is a 12.9 mile one way hike with 6,792 feet accumulated elevation gain. The views from the summit are amazing, as you get 360 degree views of Utah County, and on a clear day into SLC County and major peaks north. Follow the road until it splits– right to Squaw Peak and left to Hope Campground. Then turn right onto Squaw Peak Road. Dispersed camping is allowed on some places along the Squaw Peak Road. The Squaw Peak Road is closed in winter, so a winter ascent (unless a snowmobile is used) has to be done from the valley floor. There is a small loop where you can park. October and May You can read about that trip here. Squaw Peak Trail is a great hike if you live in Provo, since it is a quick getaway. the first was taking the wrong turn at a sign and the other was after coming down to Squaw Peak road. October and May The hike is only about a half mile each way (so one mile roundtrip), and it climbs up the back of the peak to a beautiful overlook of Utah Valley. We were able to do the entire trail without spikes or snowshoes, but some may find them helpful. On the return trip we followed the well marked trail up and over whatever mountain that is between Provo Peak and Y Mountain, considered heading through Slide Canyon and down the Y but decided to head back to Rock Canyon. The hike is .5 miles to the summit and .5 back. From the TH, Provo Peak is a 1.5. mile way with 2,700 ft elevation gain on a trail. Take the left ramp onto East Provo Canyon Road (US 189). Hike this yesterday (met Aaron Bame at the top). We had planned to hike through Slate Canyon and back but the recent cougar encounter changed our plans. Provo Peak Hike Less famous than Timpanogos but no less spectacular, Provo Peak lies just behind the Provo/Orem area. It was all good right up until the last half mile. The trail is very steep but not hard to follow if you understand where you are going. Provo Peak was his 3rd of the day already, having done Nebo and North Nebo. Filled with wild-life 1. Heck, even my three year old can hike accross the wilderness areas." Less than two miles past the mouth of the Provo and just past mile marker 9 is a sharp turn to the right which is the Squaw Peak Road. 41.10 Provo, Utah: Squaw Peak, a city hike that's a treasure. Trailhead: Buffalo Peak Trail, Provo; Buffalo Peak is accessible from both the front and back trails at Squaw Peak Overlook, but this particular trail starts right off of Squaw Peak Rd and goes straight to Buffalo Peak, passing fields of wildflowers along the way. At 0.4 miles, the pavement ends. It's rare that such a massive peak gets less attention that its popular neighbor hikes like Squaw Peak and The Y Trail, but it's the case here. It's doable with no poles but I would highly recommend using them for this hike. A signed parking area and overlook are provided along the highway. East RidgeThis is a rugged route, almost always used in combination with East Provo Peak. And since Duncan had made the hike twice before, I knew he'd be the person to give me a guided tour of the mountain. The high point or saddle is right where the Slide Canyon and Provo Peak trails start. It's a killer workout, but the true 360 views are 100% worth it. The Provo Peak was his 3rd of the day already, having done Nebo and North Nebo. Squaw Peak is in the large city of Provo, Utah. (90), Climber's Log Entries Live everybody else said, NEED a high clearance vehicle. The best and quickest way to climb Provo Peak is to get on the Squaw Peak Road. It didn't help that the whole trip I was breaking trail which made the ascent that much more exhausting. 1 review of Squaw Peak Trail "If I could choose 3 ways to describe Squaw Peak Trail, I would choose, 1. Everything was smooth until the final ascent. There is lots of private land in the Hobble Creek area as well, so access may be an issue.Approach from Utah ValleyIf you don't want to drive the Squaw Peak Road, or if the road is closed for the season, you can climb Provo Peak from the valley floor.Good trails are present in Rock Canyon, Slide Canyon, and Slate Creek. Park the car just on the side of the road. Date of experience: July 2015. From Provo Peak, we will go down 690 ft and up 640 ft to Provo East Peak on the ridgeline (class 3 scrambles). This is the gentler west side. Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Cascade Mountain to Provo Peak Traverse, located in Uinta National Forest, Utah. The West Ridge route is either mostly snow free or snow free.Early Fall is very colorful on the lower slopes of the mountain. Provo Peak via Y Mountain Trail is a 12.9 mile one way hike with 6,792 feet accumulated elevation gain. The west ridge of Provo Peak forms the right hand skyline of the photo. Provo Peak sits at 11,068 feet. Join me as I hike Provo Peak a 11,068ft peak in Provo, Utah. Beautiful fall scenery and perfect weather. I sure was high; those mountains I’m looking down at are Maple Mountain, the Y Mountain, and Squaw Peak. Provo Peak. The last mile has a 35% grade! I would not have attempted this in these conditions without the right preparations and gear. It’s worse going back down I think. Not for the faint of heart or those trying to get to the unmarked trail head in a passenger vehicle. This is straight up and, I believe took us 1.5 hours to ascend that .9 miles, ~1400 feet. Cascade Peak and Mount Timpanogos are clearly visible. Continue on the dirt road … Timpanogos and Provo Peak, a seldom visited 11,000 foot peak. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. Backcountry camping in the lower canyons, such as Rock Canyon, Slate Canyon, or Slide Canyon can be good. Saw no one past Y mountain on a Wednesday morning. We started at Rock Canyon, completely forgot about the turnoff and hiked to the campground, bushwacked to the road, hiked along the road, used the three official short cuts marked by ribbons tied to trees then saw the task before us. But turning into the canyon after the Y was beautiful with the autumn leaves. This trail starts off pretty easy. beginning and ending there is the worst part of this trail. It was a bit of a steep hike with our heavy backpacks but was absolutely beautiful and well worth the hike. Expect round-trip hiking times of … IF YOU GO: Provo Peak Trail. Late Spring/Early SummerThe West Ridge route melts off earlier than most other routes of this elevation in the Wasatch, but the north side of Provo Peak has some good snow routes. This is a 11.4 mile out-and-back hike with 6700 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 7-10 hours to complete. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' I've hiked Timp, Nebo, Cascade, Lone Peak, Pfeifferhorn and I think Provo Peak is the hardest of all of them. Provo Peak from Slate Canyon is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Overall a beautiful hike. If you venture out before the snows too deep take gaiters, crampons, trekking poles and warm clothing. The Provo Peak area is made of the Oquirrh Formation, which is a layered strata of limestone, mainly gray and light tan, with thin beds of quartzite. Continue up Squaw Peak Road for 4 miles to the intersection of Squaw Peak Road and Forest Service Road 027. Spur trails run up and down the river to the waterfalls. After a botched attempt hiking from the valley floor with Chris earlier this summer, I determined that the next time I attempted this hike, it would be with a high clearance vehicle, which would put us closer to … Hiking in Provo. The north side usually holds snow through most of July. Provo Peak is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Located 1 mile east-southeast of Provo Utah. If anything trekking poles are great to help on the steep uphill and help keep your balance on the snow. video using a GoPro Hero4 and edited on an iPhone 6s Plus using Splicer. Keep your eyes peeled for these as they are in different locations along … Th south ridge isn't rugged, but it is very long. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Very icy and muddy this time of year. Very Steep. The last four miles or so is rough and driving is slow. Travel east on 800 North (UT 52) toward the mouth of Provo Canyon for 3.7 miles. The trail … Why you should go: an easy, family-friendly hike following a paved trail to a gorgeous 600-foot waterfall. I started from the Y trail. Provo Peak Difficulty: Strenuous Distance: 2-4 Hours from Trail Head to Peak. The road however is very rough and a 4 wheel drive is recommended. Provo Peak is one of the higher mountains in the Wasatch Range, and has been on my list all summer long. Like Jacob's Ladder on Lone Peak I don't know why there are no switch backs. Provo Peak as seen from the valley floor in October. Great hike! The route is pretty easy, but it is long. Distance: 1.4 miles; Elevation Gain: 114 feet; Difficulty: Easy; If you’re looking for a quick-and-easy afternoon hike near Provo, Bridal Veil Falls is an easy winner. This 7.1 mile hike has beautiful views and does not long to do Usually it takes about three hours from start (Rock Canyon) to finish (the Peak) at a decent clip. The Provo River tumbles over a series of scenic waterfalls as it flows along Hwy 150 in the Uinta Mountains. Y Mountain, just east of its namesake BYU, is the first place students look for a good hike, but it is also a great place for families to have an outdoor adventure. I took a Santa Fe Sport and bottomed out a few times. Once you get past the Y there are some really cool meadows and forested areas you go through. What a long haul! Hiking to Provo Peak Provo Peak (11,068 ft) is one of the higher peaks in the Wasatch and also one of the shortest but steepest in the area. North SideThe north side is very rugged and contains several steep snow routes. Taking this route up Squaw Peak is approximately three miles each way from the main Rock Canyon trail, climbing about 3,000 feet total. Bring a vehicle with clearance or it will get pretty damaged. Although located along the Wasatch Front, it is situated behind (east-southeast) of Y Mountain. Standing on the Edge of Squaw Peak Timpanogos and Provo Peak, a seldom visited 11,000 foot peak. Once you get past Rock Canyon campground the road gets pretty intense. The first bit of the trail is a gradual incline on the thicker paths of Rock Canyon Trail. There were snowy areas in a nice shaded spot shortly before reaching the road to head to the summit, then a few snowy areas that we had to climb up or bushwhack around, but for the most part the trail is clear of all the snow that you see from the valley. Dogs are also able to use this trail. It is paved for several miles (and some great views), then a rather rough dirt to the Rock Canyon Campground, and the West Ridge of Provo Peak.The Trailhead is about 13.5 miles up the Squaw Peak Road, but plan on about 45 minutes to drive it. The trail starts when Squaw Peak Road reaches the pass between the Provo side of the road and The Hobble creek side of the road. Although the peak is climbed fairly frequently, when in comparison to other mountains in the area, the peak sees relatively few ascents, especially given it's proximity to the Provo/Orem area. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. A short trail leads from the overlook down to the river. West RidgeThe West Ridge is the most popular route on the mountain. Steep...ish 2. 3L each was enough for us. The east and north sides of the mountain are fairly rugged and that's where the more challenging routes lie. hike: provo peak and more via west ridge and squaw peak road - August 22, 2020 The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Took this from Squaw Peak Road which I clocked at 1.8 miles to the top. but once you get on that trail, it's a relentless ascent to the summit. Provo Hiking Trails Trail Head: 40.6575, -110.946. There are no well-maintained trails to the summit, but has several routes that are steep, but not particularly difficult, while there are more challenging route available. Pretty 3. I would suggest a big truck or Jeep. As for the hike itself, it’s pretty steep in one of the sections, but it’s not terrible. Summer/Early FallThis is the most popular time to climb the mountain. View over the Valley. Hike The Y Trail: Great exercise and great views - See 62 traveler reviews, 32 candid photos, and great deals for Provo, UT, at Tripadvisor. Nothing very dangerous or scary. Quite physically demanding but beautiful vistas the entire way. Started hiking at about 6:30am on Saturday and while the trail wasn't "busy" there was always people at the top so it was a more popular hike than I thought. There are no well-maintained trails to the summit, but has several routes that are steep, but not particularly difficult, while there are more challenging route available. I've hiked over 30 peaks over 11k this year and the final 2500 vertical was brutal. Took me 3 hr 40 min to ascend and 2 hr 50 min to descend. Provo Overview. Taking this route up Squaw Peak is approximately three miles each way from the main Rock Canyon trail, climbing about 3,000 feet total. There are several hikes to choose from around it, and the best are listed below! Once you get about a mile up it become a "choose your own adventure" slip-n-slide kind of hike. It was very pretty, though. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. On this particular hike, the club was not going down the same way they came up, but taking a direct route down that is often filled with snow into June for glissading. Squaw Peak Trail is a great hike if you live in Provo, since it is a quick getaway. A climbers trail reaches the summit from this route.The route has 2700 feet elevation gain over 1.5 miles. 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