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Provo Peak

Provo Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.24400°N / 111.556°W

Object Title: Provo Peak

Elevation: 11068 ft / 3374 m


Page By: MrWasatch

Created/Edited: Nov 14, 2003 / Jan 26, 2009

Object ID: 152065

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Page Score: 81.63%  - 16 Votes 

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Provo Peak sits in the shadows of the two giants of Utah County, Nebo and Timpanogos, but at 11,068 feet is still one of the highest peaks in the Wasatch. There are no well-maintained trails to the summit, but several routes that are not particularly difficult. The peak sees relatively few ascents, especially given it's proximity to the Provo/Orem area.

Getting There

The best and quickest way to climb Provo Peak is to get on the Squaw Peak Road (from the north, paved partially, then well-grated to Rock Canyon C.G., then a disaster! not recommended past Rock Canyon C.G. in a passenger car). The best route is the west ridge, which is a little beyond Rock Canyon C.G., and very prominent.

From I-15, take exit 275 to highway 52, and then highway 189. Continue east at a split towards Bridal Veil Falls up Provo Canyon. Just past mile marker 9 is a sharp turn to the right which is the Squaw Peak Road. It is paved for several miles (and some great views), then grated dirt to Rock Canyon C.G., the west ridge of Provo Peak is about two miles further unfortunately! You could also climb Provo Peak via it's north ridge by ascending up Dry Creek (above Rock Canyon C.G.) over Shingle Mill Peak and a few un-named peaks. This route involves more scrambling and is much longer overall.

Red Tape

No permits required, no fees. Squaw Peak Road is generally passable from around Memorial Day until the snow starts falling. Parking along this narrow road is tricky, try to park in a way not block the road too much.

When To Climb

June through September (or October if weather holds). In winter, access would have to be from the valley through Rock Canyon, adding thousands of feet of vertical gain.


Camping is allowed, and there are no fees.

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byuchemeUntitled Comment

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I completed the climb in January. It took a couple hours to hike up rock canyon to the road. The hike to the top from the road took 5 hours. Just pick a ridge and get ready to stairstep for a good long while. All that was needed was a mountaineering ax and snowshoes. Descent back to the road was ~2 hours.
Posted Feb 9, 2004 12:18 pm
vanman798Corral Mountain


Voted 10/10

On a map I was looking at it shows that Provo Peak is one of the many peaks on Corral Mountain. Shingle Mill is another of the peaks. Just thought that was worth mentioning.

Note the following page http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/171211/wasatch-range-south.html mentions Corral Mountain, stating that it is part of Provo Peak (but I think it is vice versa).

Posted Oct 10, 2007 3:19 pm
hyperphilRe: Corral Mountain


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How do you define a "mountain." Corral Mountain is the massif between Rock Canyon and Hobble Creek, but Provo Peak asserts itself 500 feet above the ridgeline (and then you have Lightning, etc. to the north). I like to think the Corral Mountain is the jumble of peaks and ridges to the south of Provo Peak, and since I climb it about ten times every winter from every approach, that had kind of grown on me. But, it is what it is.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 10:16 pm
mountaingazelleRe: Corral Mountain


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That is a good answer for this mystery question. Provo Peak is the highest mountain on the ridge and Corral Mountain is located to the south. I’m not very nitpicky about these things. Whether it is a peak, mountain, or series of peaks on a mountain ridge, it is not very important. I just like climbing them.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 10:51 pm
Moogie737Campground name


Voted 9/10

As of last week the campground's name is Rock Canyon, not Rock Creek. I will add a photo to the image gallery to illustrate. I took this picture less than 50' from the Provo Canyon turnoff on to the Squaw Peak Road. Just past the archery range the Squaw Peak road was gated; only ATVs could drive past the gate.
Posted Nov 28, 2008 4:11 pm
MrWasatchRe: Campground name


Hasn't voted

Thanks for the update, I've made the changes... I'm not able to climb as much as I used to, would you be interested in taking this page as you are probably far more familiar with this area nowadays than I?
Posted Jan 26, 2009 12:16 am
hyperphilRe: Campground name


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Hey, MrWasatch. I think you and I have collaborated before. I would be happy to do so on PP--maybe as a co-contributor. Hate for you to just relinquish it. Thoughts?
Posted May 5, 2009 3:55 pm
MrWasatchRe: Campground name


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Hey, sorry I'm only about 4.5 years late seeing this - but yes, I'd be happy to give you rights to any peak you want to contribute or update, I don't have the time to properly care for these.
Posted Nov 30, 2013 2:21 am

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