Santaquin Peak Trail

Payson, Utah 84651

Santaquin Peak Trail

Santaquin Peak Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Although many peaks along the Wasatch Front are considerably higher than Santaquin Peak, few of the area’s hikes are more scenic than this one. The trail is especially beautiful in the fall, as it passes through numerous groves of maple and aspen on its way to Loafer Ridge.

Although the elevation gain is over 3,000 feet, the gain is fairly well distributed along the 5.7 mile length of the hike; hence the climb is not excessively strenuous. You should carry a pair of binoculars to the top, since there is a lot to see. Splendid views of Mount Nebo and the Payson Lakes can be seen to the south, while Mount Timpanogos and Utah Lake provide a backdrop for Provo, Payson, and other nearby towns in the north."

Santaquin Peak Trail Trip Reports

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I encountered 3 feet of wet snow just below Loafer Ridge on the way to Santiquin Peak and had to turn around. I did summit Loafer without realizing thats were I was. Snow shoes or XC skis would be required to summit Santiquin anytime between December and July. Beautiful views.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,195 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
8 hours
Summer through mid-fall
7,490 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,685 feet
Top Elevation
Spanish Fork Ranger District, Uinta National Forest
Local Contacts
Payson Lakes (USGS), Birdseye (USGS)
Local Maps

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