Provo Peak from Slate Canyon

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Provo Peak from Slate Canyon is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike if you're looking for something difficult. A lot of elevation increase and distance. If you want an easier hike you can drive up Squaw Peak Trail and start closer to the summit. But small cars will have trouble with that road, so this route is a good alternative.

Bring plenty of water. The maintenance guy said the springs have been piped underground.

Beautiful rock formations up high in Slate Canyon, but it's a little sandy and gravely down around the trail. Overall a nice canyon.

The middle of the hike you walk around a mountain and over a ridge, so you gain then lose some elevation.

The final ascent to the peak starts on a two-track trail. Don't stay on that trail for too long. Keep an eye out for a cairn (rock pile thing) because that's where you turn right onto a skinny trail. The trail goes through some small trees, then gets steep and zigzags along the ridge to the top. Pretty easy to lose the trail if you don't pay attention.

hiking
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8 months ago

Super nice hike. Pretty hard, but a great challenge and very beautiful.