Provo Peak Climber's Log

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Dean - Sep 19, 2007 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

I had a tuesday off so I headed for Provo Peak, one I had my eyes on for some time. I parked higher up and followed an atv track until it intersected the usual climbers trail. Steep in many places but the views were expansive and just got better the higher up I got. From the log I was the first one up there since Labor day. Strange that a great peak this close to major cities gets very little activity. The trail I found is good all the way to the summit and is worth looking for.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:55 pm

Provo Peak.  Sucess!

Ive done this hill many times and in all times of the year. I love it.


vanman798 - Aug 31, 2007 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2022

Popular now?  Sucess!

July 23, 2022 - wow, I can't believe it's been all but 10 years since I list climbed Provo Peak. There was one dude on the peak when I arrived. It took 1 hour and 32 minutes. Then two more arrived from the other side of the peak, followed by another two on the standard route. I waited out those 5 then shot a little video. On the way down, which took 1 hour and 20 minutes, I encounter two solo hiikers going up, two large groups of young people, two old guys, and one couple. So it's a popular hike.


Sept 29, 2012. Seems like Provo Peak is now popular, saw 8 other people out there today, in the past I've had the place to myself.

The Fall colors were nice.
June 20, 2009. I'm finishing up the Wasatch 11,000er's and I needed to bag East Peak, so I first summited Provo Peak (and it was snowing on the peak), and then lost a bunch of Elevation trying to follow the ridge to East Peak. It took 1.5 hours to summit Provo Peak, and another 1.5 hours to traverse over to East Peak. The traverse is steep. Lots of wind and driving rain to deal with on this solo trip.

No more Peak Cairn?
Aug 11, 2008
Two years ago, when I climbed Provo Peak there was a carin on the peak. Today (August 11, 2008) the cairn was gone.... which one of you destoryed it?

Anyway, from the Squaw peak road it took me less than 1.5 hours to summit.

Route Finding
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Cairn on Provo Peak, inside is a log bookI drove up Squaw Peak road to the base of Provo Peak, then just made my own way up to the peak, walking through and over the man made terraces along the way. Eventually I came to the north ridge and followed that to the peak. On the peak, inside the cairn, I found a log book, which I signed. I did find a faint trail down the west side on the return trip.


hiker100 - Jul 19, 2007 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

West Ridge and East Peak  Sucess!

Hiked up the West ridge then once at the top traversed down and up East Peak. Descending down on the way over to east peak we stayed on the ridge / rock as much as possible and dropped down to the south a few times. A bit sketchy on the Scree going down between provo peak and east peak but possible with some hiking poles to help with balance. On the way back if you stay on the ridge you only have to drop down to the south a few times. Is there another route up East peak??


Carpey - Jul 16, 2007 12:22 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

W. Ridge  Sucess!

Squaw Peak Road wasn't open yet, so I decided to ride my bike in... Made for a long day. Great summit though, awesome views.

Full TR here:

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jul 4, 2007 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

West Slope  Sucess!

Pretty steep, but short. I attempted to solo over to East Provo, but decided against it after 20 minutes of banging my head against a wall. I suggest it to no one.

The road was passable by passenger cars, so the horrible nature of the road is either exaggerated, or it has been improved lately.


ridgegirl - Jul 1, 2007 2:38 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

West ridge Memorial Day  Sucess!

It is so close, I couldn't pass it up. Beautiful views.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Solo hike on Labor Day from Y trailhead  Sucess!

Started from the Y mountain trailhead about 6:30am. Wandered around, got mildly lost, and eventually found the west ridge, which I walked straight up. Summited a bit before 1:30pm, and made it back to the trailhead around 4:30pm.

For a (much!) shorter hike, start from Squaw Peak Road. There's a nice place to park at a bend in the road right at the base of the west ridge.

A more detailed trip report and pictures are available at


dandrew - Sep 12, 2006 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

West ridge ascent  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed from Camel's Back road. Easy climb, except for having to bushwack through young Aspen groves and scrub oak at lower elevation. Great views! We were the only ones up there, even on a holiday!


dillweed - May 8, 2006 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998

fun, short 11k hike  Sucess!

hiked from "camel's back" road, the west ridge route, so it was short. We made the summit in about 90 minutes, just after sunrise. an incredible view to the east - I didn't know about all the cirques on the east side. There was an incredible columbine patch in the aspens at the base of the mountain - the largest columbine blossoms I have ever seen. I will definately hike this one again.


Tracy - Apr 6, 2006 5:33 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 1983

Route climbed: west slope/ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this one with Mark Cichoski. We parked his Mustang at the head of Rock Canyon and hiked up a mile further to camp the night before. Late that night a car came past our camp and got stuck in the severely rutted road. We helped them get unstuck and they asked us if our car was the Mustang and they described it like they knew it. The next day we discovered it had been broken into and the stereo had been stolen. Most likely we had helped the same people who had ripped us off. The summit was cold and windy with crunchy light snow conditions.


eigerkidd1 - Dec 6, 2005 10:09 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Jan 2005  Sucess!

This is my second time climbing the peak in the winter solo. I started once from Rock Canyon, and the second time from the Y trailhead to see if it was any shorter. Rock Canyon is the better start. A nice, simple, climb with a long approach.


rockhop23 - Oct 8, 2005 5:48 pm

Route Climbed: West RIdge via the Squaw Peak Road Date Climbed: July 4, 2003  Sucess!

Solo hike. Got lost a couple of times but once on the ridge, no problems. Attempted to descend via the East ridge towards Freedom Peak but came to my senses before killing myself (loose shale on very steep slope) and descended the West Ridge..


GlennMerrill - Feb 27, 2005 7:26 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Late winter, spring, and summer  Sucess!

Easy in summer. Long in Winter.

Hyrum Wright

Hyrum Wright - Jan 4, 2005 10:11 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 6, 2004  Sucess!

I had attempted Provo Peak earlier in the year, but didn't make it. After hiking all the way from the valley floor, we couldn't find the summit trail and were too tired to bushwhack it.

This time, we did our research more and drove up the Squaw Peak Road to the trailhead. We lost the trail and just picked our way along the terraces to the northwest of the summit. Eventually made our way back to the west ridge and followed the (steep!) trail to the summit. Amazing views of Cascade, Timp and Lone Peak to the north.!

marauders - Dec 23, 2004 1:45 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Summited four times 1998 - 2001  Sucess!

Awesome peak. Nothing techincal, just a great, steep hike. One of the more remote peaks on the Wasatch Front. The views are incredible, the wildflowers are intoxicating, and the crowds are totally nonexistent. Good ski bowls down the north face.


rmjwinters - Sep 16, 2004 2:54 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: September, 2004  Sucess!

A little bushwacking, but a trail exists above 9k feet.


Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 4:52 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

A great hike.

byucheme - Feb 9, 2004 12:20 pm

Route Climbed: west ridge Date Climbed: 31 January 2004  Sucess!

Fun winter mountaineering adventure. Not very technical, but still a good work out.


Scott - Nov 18, 2003 10:47 am

Route Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: Sept 2000  Sucess!

Nice view

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