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"Soldier Hollow Peak"
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"Soldier Hollow Peak"

 
"Soldier Hollow Peak"

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.46700°N / 111.50102°W

Object Title: "Soldier Hollow Peak"

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 6510 ft / 1984 m

 

Page By: ericwillhite

Created/Edited: Aug 12, 2010 / Feb 12, 2013

Object ID: 648452

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Overview

There is a ridge separating Deer Creek Reservoir from Soldier Hollow Ski Area. The small but noticeable summit on the ridge is point 6510 or "Soldier Hollow Peak" as I've called it. This could be an excellent snowshoe trip in winter but a trail exists to the summit as well. With a trail, plan on an hour or so but in winter, snow conditions could make this a much longer climb. The location is excellent right above the Deer Creek Reservoir and views across the Heber Valley. It would make a good night hike as well.
Soldier Hollow Peak from Ski Area
The mountain from the resort ski trails.

Getting There

From Provo, take U.S. 189 through Provo Canyon. Immediately at the end of Deer Creek Reservoir, turn left on Route 113 and follow signs to Soldier Hollow (a left turn on Tate Street). As you enter the resort and Wasatch State Park, look for a sign pointing left to the Deer Creek North trailhead. Another sign points "Chalet". Park in the parking area.
Soldier Hollow Peak map
Soldier Hollow Peak Map
Trailhead Sign
Trailhead Signs

Route

Start down the Provo/Jordan River Parkway trail going south toward the Reservoir. After a few big trees near the trailhead, there are no more trees on the right side. After walking about 3 minutes, you should see a big lone tree in a draw. Between the tree and a old barbwire fence to the right of the tree is a trail. Take this trail up. If you loose it, it is visible once again from the road switchback (the Pony Express Loop) of Soldier Hollow. Once up the mountain a bit, the trail generally stays on the ridge or the south side. I lost it a few times but regained it quickly. The ridge is long so there are a few false summits.
 
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Walsburg Ridge
Wallsburg Peak
Soldier Hollow Ski Area
Looking at the Ski Resort

External Links

http://www.willhiteweb.com/wasatch/soldier_hollow_ski_area/snowshoe_210.htm

http://www.soldierhollow.com/

Images

Key to finding the trail"Soldier Hollow Peak"Summit areaSoldier Hollow Peak map