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  • Provo, Utah

    The Y Trail

    3.5
    2.29 mi / 1063 ft gain
    Hiking the Y is a classic hike in Provo, Utah—but don't expect it to be easy! There's no shade and not much greenery, so it's a hot, dusty trek to the top. Once you reach the Y, though, the view of the Provo and Utah Lake is amazing. There are also benches at the top. When you reach the Y, you w...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike to Buckley's Abandoned Mine

    4.6
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Once you reach the mine it's gated but you can slide in. Follow the main tunnel a hundred or so feet back and climb the 75 foot ladder up to the second level. You can then make your way back out to the cliff face where there is another gate to the outside. That gate is a little trickier to squeez...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike Squaw Peak

    4.5
    7.1 mi / 2700 ft gain
    Squaw Peak Trail is a great hike if you live in Provo, since it is a quick getaway. But still definitely worth the trip if you don't. This 7.1 mile hike has beautiful views and does not long to do Usually it takes about three hours from start (Rock Canyon) to finish (the Peak) at a decent clip. T...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Snowshoe the Rock Canyon Trail

    3 mi / 1630 ft gain
    The Rock Canyon trail is a heavily trafficked path that brings people of all ages.  In the winter the mountains are covered in snow and the path is well packed down due to the volume of people that are hiking.  After about a mile of hiking, you will enter the more dense part of the canyon with lo...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Rock Climb in Rock Canyon

    4.5
    Rock Canyon, unsurprisingly, has a ton of great, local rock climbing routes for those in the Provo area.  The marked location is for the parking lot. Once you're parked, head into the canyon. You will start to see bolts and anchors—and, depending on when you go, climbers—a few minutes in. There a...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike to the Summit of Buckley Mountain

    4.0
    18 mi / 5000 ft gain
    There are a few ways to get to the top of Buckley, but the funnest (and most strenuous) way to get up to Buckley is taking the trail up Slate Canyon. Slate Canyon has a parking lot and bathroom located at the base of the trail, and the trailhead is about ten minutes from the Provo Center Street e...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Buffalo Peak Trail

    0.97 mi / 213 ft gain
    Buffalo Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Provo, Utah.
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike to Summit of Buffalo Peak

    1 mi / 500 ft gain
    Drive up Provo Canyon and turn right on Squaw Peak Road.  Follow the road til you reach the T in the road and head left on Road 027.  Follow it 2.9 miles to the unmarked trail head.  It is located next to a wooden fence on the right of the road and next to a sign about fire and wildlife safety.  ...
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  • Orem, Utah

    Ice Climbing Pipe Dream

    5.0
    With a couple weeks of cold temps this pipe fed ice flow comes in nicely. It is WI 3-4 depending on thickness. Grab a small grill, some friends and drinks and get in a few ice laps. Most of the routes can be set up for top roping.Park on the north side of the road roughly a mile from the mouth of...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Bridal Veil Falls

    4.8
    0.47 mi / 285 ft gain
    Heading on Provo Canyon Rd the waterfall is just on the right hand side. You will see a sign that says "Bridal Veil" to turn in and park at the falls. At the falls you can hike up a bit to get closer to the waterfall but you will get sprayed quite a bit. Usually a few people there take photos at ...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Ice Climbing Provo Canyon

    There are a number of good ice climbing areas in the canyon. Everything from short easy water ice on up to the most difficult mixed route in the state are available. The area surrounding Bridal Veil Falls usually sees the most traffic. There are too many great routes to names here. For more in de...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Upper Falls

    2.7
    0.54 mi / 423 ft gain
    Coming from Provo, at about 2.5 miles make a right hand turn for Nunn's Park/ Bridal Veil. Go straight through the intersections and pass Bridal Veil Falls (on your right) and continue until you see a park on your right (Upper Falls Park). Park here and cross the bridge over the creek and then fo...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Floating the Provo River

    4.3
    There's no better way than spending a hot summer day floating down a river with your friends. The Provo River offers incredible views of Mount Timpanogos and other surrounding mountains in the Provo Canyon.  The easiest way to do this adventure is to visit High Country Adventure in the Provo Cany...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike Big Springs Hollow Loop

    4.0
    5 mi / 600 ft gain
    Arriving to Big Springs Hollow is relatively easy.  Drive up Provo Canyon and turn right onto South Fork Rd at Vivian Park.  As you pass Vivian Park, you'll continue for 3 miles on South Fork Rd until you reach Big Springs Park.  Continue up to the Upper level parking and the trailhead will be in...
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  • Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Battlecreek Falls

    4.7
    1.09 mi / 486 ft gain
    Battlecreek Falls is a great place to get away after a long day of work—or if you're looking for a great hike but are short on time. It's a great way to get the dog or your family out to enjoy some nature. The falls are about a 15-25 minute walk from the parking lot, the waterfall is enormous an...
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  • Springville, Utah

    Maple Mountain (aka Spanish Fork Peak)

    10.56 mi / 4524 ft gain
    The trail starts out very easy, but keep an eye out for the fork in the trail at the creek. It's easy to miss. It's right at the metal bench that will be on the left. Cross the creek and continue another quarter mile or so when you'll notice another branch to your left. Keep going straight here a...
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