by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)
A spectacular—and popular—ascent to the summit of the second highest mountain in the Wasatch Range, this trek is suitable as a day hike or overnighter but most popular as a day hike. Timpanogos forms the eastern wall of Utah Valley and offers spectacular panoramas, one of the most beautiful glacial tarns in the state, and delightful approaches along sheltered cirques and exposed ridges.
Mount Timpanogos, at 11,750 feet, is the most prominent mountain along the 200-mile length of the Wasatch Range. Its 7-mile crest, often said to resemble the profile of a reposing woman, rises abruptly 7,000 feet from the Utah Valley floor and provides a spectacular and—in winter—almost Himalayan backdrop to the communities of American Fork, Heber, Lehi, Midway, Pleasant Grove, and Orem. A wilderness area since 1984, the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness encompasses 10,750 acres of national forest system land.
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