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LazyJSkwiresMy poor legs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2017


I could have started at Squaw Peak road, but I wanted a bit more out of it so I was going to start from the Y trailhead. Then I figured why not be really ridiculous and park half a mile down the road. According to my Garmin it was 6.7 miles and 6625 feet of elevation one way. My legs feel like jello.

The weather was unbelievable today. Not a cloud anywhere, no snow, and 70 degrees at the trailhead in the afternoon. I couldn't believe I had the whole mountain to myself when I was up there.
Posted Oct 29, 2017 8:12 pm

imontopGreat hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2016


Took the West Ridge route.
Posted Jul 9, 2016 9:06 pm

AbinadiWitnessFun in the Wasatch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013


Posted May 24, 2016 5:21 pm

Garon CorizSteep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

Garon Coriz

Hiked with Duc. Started at 5 pm. Great views. Awesome sunset on the way out. Didn't know the peak to the east was another 11er. We should have kept going. A good excuse to return to a beautiful area.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 1:13 am

edgeSteep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2015


Short but steep hike from the pass, where we parked the Jeep, a very fun road to go fast on! Views were incredible although it was getting late but I decided to do East Provo Peak anyway.
Posted Jun 17, 2015 6:57 pm

McKennaThree false summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007


Great hike. The summit kept teasing but we got there. Just park on the camelback road and walk up :)
Posted Dec 22, 2014 12:21 pm

TonyTheJetLong Way from Y Mountain Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014


Started from the Y Mountain trailhead, and went up over Lion's Head and then back down to the Provo Peak west ridge trailhead. Lots of elevation gain (and some loss that had to be made up on the way back), but it was a great workout! Finding the right places to turn to get from the Y trail to the Provo Peak trailhead can be tricky without GPS, but with it I was able to manage.
Posted Sep 7, 2014 5:46 pm

voxnihiliWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2014


Hiked up the west ridge and enjoyed the views for a bit.
Posted Sep 4, 2014 12:18 pm

JiriKadlecfrom Provo to Provo peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014
I woke up early morning and started the long hike via the Y mountain trailhead. Saw two big deer on the trail and refilled water in a little spring up in the saddle. Like a few other posters here, after crossing Squaw Peak road, I followed the ATV trail for too long and then almost got lost in the thick dense bushes. Finally reached the summit after 7 hours' hike from Provo. The views were spectacular - you could see all the way to the Great Salt Lake and the Uintas - and there were 5 other climbers and many more butterflies. It was nice to see the BYU SWKT tower and the "Y" mountain so deep below. The descent back to Provo took 4 hours and I walked back through the first right fork trail and Rock canyon. There were delicious berries on the trail.
Posted Aug 3, 2014 1:28 am

Rocky AlpsWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

Rocky Alps

Made the short but steep hike up to the top of Provo Peak, and then continued on to East Provo Peak with David. We started out descending the southeast slopes and then traversing over to the ridge between the two peaks, but after encountering some miserably loose shale (honestly, the worst terrain I've ever encountered) we decided to stay on the ridge on the way back, which proved to be much easier. Even on the ridge the rock was a bit loose in places though, so I'd urge caution to whoever tries it. See "Jekyll & Hyde" trip report for details.
Posted Jul 29, 2014 3:32 am

David MortensenProvo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

David Mortensen

I enjoyed this peak. The trail is steep. The scenery is great. We saw a lot of wildflowers. We also did East Provo Peak. I did this hike with Brandon (Rocky Alps).
Posted Jul 12, 2014 12:25 am

utahguy058Keep Provo Awkward!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014


It is interesting that such a high peak, with significant prominence above a city of over 100,000 people has such a nondescript trail, and few climbers. It really is a gorgeous mountain with gorgeous views. On the fourth of July we had the mountain to ourselves. It is a steep trail however, it opens the lungs for sure! Worth it! Took about an hour and a half from Squaw Peak Road.
Posted Jul 4, 2014 8:47 pm

scgrantProvo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015


6/18/2015 As part of a traverse from Shingle Mill Peak to Provo Peak, with Ben Stokes. Started up Dry Fork to Shingle Mill, traverse to Provo, with a descent down the North Ridge of Provo into Burnt Hollow and bushwhack down to the Squaw Peak road eventually getting back down to my truck at the Dry Fork TH. Pretty awesome day. The bushwhack down Burnt Hollow was pretty brutal.
9/20/2013 West Ridge approach. Short, steep, fun hike. Great views all around. Hiked it with my dad.
Posted Sep 20, 2013 10:11 pm

yadahzoemtnExtra mileage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Squaw Peak road was washed out so we parked the vehicle and hiked on the road for a while.
08/16/2014-Took the pups (Miko and Nala) this time. We all loved it.
Posted Sep 15, 2013 9:50 am

outonmybikeFrom Rock Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013
Short little climb with enough elevation to keep you on your toes. Started from Rock Canyon TH to stretch the day out a little more. I followed the ATV trail a little too long (like a few before me, you'd think I'd have known better) and ended up on the north side of the ridge, bushwacking up the terracing. Finally worked my way over to the trail and had a lovely climb to the top.
Posted Aug 26, 2013 11:21 am

MAeroWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013
West Ridge route. Didn't have access to a 4x4 so we rode MTBs up the road instead.

Trip report
Posted Jul 1, 2013 12:09 am

abrennalinerushIt's not me, it's you.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013


Whatever you do, do not attempt a traverse across to East Provo Peak. Unless you really like loose shale, you have a lot of time to kill, you hate fun, and you have a death wish. Gorgeous views from the summit of Provo Peak, though! It's the perfect vantage point from which to admire far lovelier Wasatch peaks. (I'm looking at you, Nebo!)
Posted Jun 24, 2013 12:08 pm

liliacarrillo0822A short nice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012


I was trying to complete 7 peaks, I did only 5 and this was the last and easier. Fun still...
Posted May 15, 2013 5:22 pm

seanoLong road-walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2013


Walked the road from the gate, then went up the NW ridge and down the W ridge. The snow was nice and hard -- almost too hard for my Kahtoolas. Mini-trip report.
Posted May 2, 2013 7:27 pm

bmhansenBeautiful Crisp Afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


My brother in law just got home from a mission and the other four of us wanted to take him on a hike to celebrate. We were going to go up Timpanogos but found out that the trailhead we were going to use was closed so we decided to hit up Provo Peak instead.

We didn't get to the trailhead until almost 2:30 pm. It took a little driving on the dirt road to make sure we were in the right spot. Once we were sure, off we went. We passed a group of hikers on the way down that said they started at about 8:00 am and reached the summit at noon. At that pace we figured it would be dark by the time we got to the car. Luckily for us we went considerably faster then that and reached the summit in about 2 hours 15 minutes or so. It was starting to rain and dark clouds were moving in from over Utah lake so we didn't get to stay on the summit as long as we wanted but it was a great day and a fun hike. A couple of us made the return trip to the car in just over an hour and waited another hour or so for the rest of them. Great hike, although it was a little steep in parts.

Make sure to look out for the yellow caution tape and take the small trail to the right rather then continuing on the ATV trail. There is also an arrow made of rocks pointing the way to go. Pay attention so you do not have to backtrack.
Posted Aug 30, 2012 1:48 am

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