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.
Took 1 hour flat from the road. I followed the ATV trail too far, so I had to bushwhack for a bit. The trail was much better than what I was expecting. Beautiful views.
This is my second time hiking this peak. It appeared to be a nice day but it got windier and colder the higher we went. We had thought to head over to East Provo Peak but I was too nervous as we started down. It felt like I was gonna blow off the side of the mountain and I couldn't feel my fingers anymore. It was a good hike once I warmed up.
Went to the top with Brita...took about an hour and 20 minutes. It was ridiculously cold and windy on the summit. We wanted to go to East Provo Peak but it was so windy that it became dangerous and so cold that it was a problem so we turned back. We ran pretty much the whole way down and drove back down Hobble Creek Canyon (we came up from Provo Canyon).
Broke trail in upside-down snow from the campground on. Got pretty bad on the lover parts of the west ridge, but mellowed into wind slabs and wind swept rock higher up on the ridge. Looong day that dashed our hopes of also tagging East Provo Peak. Gorgious views.
Went up this mountain with my buddy Jason and puppy Roxie. Driving the camel back road is very pretty especially during the fall.
Nice climb although the flies were ruthless
I tired to climb Provo Peak twice when I was 18, and failed both times because we got off route and couldn't navigate very well. The second attempt was in the winter and was my first true mountaineering experience. We cut a tent platform into a steep snow slope and staked the tiny tent down with ice axes and snowshoes. Someday I would like to go back and actually get to the summit.
Beautiful morning hike. Wildflowers, grouse, and Clark's nutcrackers were a bonus.
Ran all the way up from the Rock Canyon trailhead...it's a long haul. We decided we wanted to see the Cirque (which was AWESOME!) but coming down the North Ridge was a bit hairy and bushwacking through thick briars took FOREVER to get down. Awesome day though.
9/17/10 via West Ridge 1 hr 5 mins to summit
Fun climb! Took my wife up there to help get her ready for a Timp climb and she did great.
Hiked up Provo Peak for the first time in 2009. Also, made another ascent along with East Provo Peak on July 14, 2010. Time to the summit was 1 hour, 9 minutes.
Fun little trip up the west ridge. Great views from the summit.
A quick hike once the road opens. This is a great afternoon workout that gets you on top of a peak. Also, my dog Sophie's first summit!
I've climbed this mountain four times: Once from the Squaw Peak Road (not bad at all! Quite the nice afternoon jaunt), once from Rock Canyon (looooong), and twice from Y Mountain/Slide Canyon (both times in winter). This is a great peak!
Absolutely loved this hike. One of the more enjoyable hikes with some of the best scenery in the Wasatch Range. I have always looked at Provo Peak, wanted to conquer it, but never knew the best way to get to it. I tried to start from Utah Valley a couple times and always found myself lost somewhere behind Y Mountain tired and exhausted and running out of daylight, with another couple thousand feet to go. So my friend finally pointed me to the road that gets you right to the start of the ridge that climbs right up the face of Provo Peak. I'm so glad to have finally done it. It was fantastic and I am hooked on SummitPost now and being an intelligent hiker.
Hit the ATV trail at 6:15am. Made it to the summit right at 8am. Great trail, easy to find and easy to follow. I took some pictures and looked for the summit registry that I heard was in the cairn at the top, but was disappointed to see it was gone. I had a baggy, my FedEx pen, and a scrap of paper to start a new registry. Will return with a more permanent registry.
August 19, 2009
I hiked up to Provo Peak again today and brought a permanent register with me that I placed inside the summit cairn. Hopefully that will last a while. It was a beautiful hike, we made great time, reaching the summit in a little over an hour and twenty minutes, and down in about an hour. We saw a group of deer down in the cirque on the backside of Provo Peak. Fun hike!
Rode my bike from Rock Canyon CG to the standard trailhead. I have no idea why the guidebook says that road is 4WD only. After stashing my bike, climbed to the summit then began the traverse to the east summit. The guidebook fails to mention how dangerously steep and loose the slopes are. It also doesn't mention that you must contour about 100 feet below the ridge saddle to avoid cliffs, adding even more vertical to the roundtrip. It's a pretty nasty traverse for just being "Class 2", but it's still the simplest way to bag E Provo Peak.
Nice hike up the West Ridge, trail a bit tricky to find near the begining. East Peak is an official peak and worth the trip. Full report with pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/provo_peak/utah_county_hiking_183.htm