Squaw Peak Road

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Distance16.1mi
Elevation Gain6,612ft
Trailhead Elevation7,034ft
Top8,539ft
Elevation Min/Max5470/8539ft
Elevation Start/End7034/7034ft

Squaw Peak Road

Squaw Peak Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Provo, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 16.1 miles long and begins at 7,034 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 28.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,612 feet. The trail ends near Squaw Mountain (elevation 7,871 feet). This trail connects with the following: Slide Canyon Trail, Pole Heaven Road, Rock Canyon Trail and Trail 060.

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Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Dayna Stern
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"If you attend BYU, you’ll know Squaw Mountain (or Squaw Peak, as it is known locally). BYU students congregate here on weekends for rock climbing, picnics, mountain biking, and nature walks." Read more
Best Hikes Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides)
Lori J. Lee
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"Utah Valley holds one of Utah’s most populous counties as well as some of its most historic cities and sites. Pioneers quickly settled Utah Valley after arriving in Salt Lake in the mid-1800s. Settlement wasn’t easy, and Squaw Peak is rumored to be named for one of the conflicts between Mormon settlers and the Ute tribe, which ended the life of Big Elk’s wife in Rock Canyon. From the valley, the view of Squaw Peak looms jagged, rocky, and impregnable, but the trail is not as difficult as it may appear. In fact, the elevation gain is the hike’s only challenge. The well-used, easy-to-follow trail ends with stunning views." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Greg Witt
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"One of the most popular summit hikes in Utah County, the climb to the top of Squaw Peak offers memorable highlights such as the dramatic rock walls of Rock Canyon, a climb through a wooded hillside, and panoramic views from the summit. You’ll particularly enjoy the hike after the aspens have leafed out in the spring or when they turn a fiery yellow in the fall. The trail begins at the mouth of Rock Canyon behind the LDS Temple in Provo. From Salt Lake City take I-15 south to Orem University GPS Trailhead Parkway (Exit 269). Exit to the left and Coordinates continue east on University Parkway (UT 265) for 5 miles to 900 East in Provo." Read more

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7/10/2018
I really adore this hike, but it is pretty challenging. It is straight up for a good percentage of the way, but then opens to gorgeous fields of wild flowers and butterflies. Very pretty. The views are so amazing and worth the climb! If you are in the Provo area, do it!!!
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5/31/2018
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8/18/2017
My counter says it's closer to 8.5 miles round trip, but then the new parking lot is about half a mile down the canyon mouth from the old Trail start. There's a drinking fountain about a third of a mile up from the gate across the canyon mouth, almost a mile from the parking lot. Toilets at the parking lot but none on the trail. Great views, but hotter in the afternoon as you climb out of the shade of the canyon.
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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing
Additional Use
Views
Features
Provo Parks and Recreation, (801) 852-6606.
Local Contacts
USGS Bridal Veil Falls
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018