OverviewProvo 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 ThereThe 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 TapeNo 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 ClimbJune 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.
CampingCamping is allowed, and there are no fees.