5 Great Reasons to Explore Provo Peak

All around the eastern side of the city of Provo, UT, you can see ancient mountains standing guard. They make for quite a scenic view and beautiful backdrop to any fall vacation or visit to Provo. Tucked behind the first ridge of mountains is the city’s namesake, Provo Peak. While it may hide shrouded by lesser peaks, Provo Peak is the tallest of mountains on the immediate eastern side of Provo at 11,068 feet in elevation. But, there’s more to the mountain than what you can see from the city, though. Here are the 5 best reasons to see the Provo Peak this fall.

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The 5 Best Reasons to See the Provo Peak

  1. The Views

    When you make it to the top of Provo Peak, you’ll be amazed at the things you can see. Incredible panoramas and views of the Utah Valley and the surrounding mountains will wow you. If you’ve never been to the top of a mountain before, this is your chance to see the amazing. See rays of sunlight span the valley, listen to the utter silence atop the mountain, and meditate quietly on the world around you. It’s an experience you have to see to understand.

  1. Photography

    If you’re a nature photographer, then venturing to the top of Provo Peak is a great way to capture that perfect shot. You’ll see incredible wildlife, wildflowers, trees, birds, and rock features that make stunning subjects in your next photo album. In addition to the nature around you, you’ll find the panoramic views to be too big to capture, but you’ll want to try anyway! The natural beauty around the peak is worth capturing!

  1. Hiking

    The hike is ideal for the experienced mountain-climber and advanced hiker. The trail going up Provo Peak is aggressively steep, but the view is worth the climb. If you’re not a capable climber, be safe and don’t attempt the hike. But, if you’re able-bodied and up for a challenge, prepare for a slope of 2,700 feet gained in a mile and a half. The challenge of hiking Provo Peak is complemented by the beauty you’ll encounter on your way up. Be sure to watch the trail closely, as this is rattlesnake country. All in all, if you can hike the trail, it's always better to go with a buddy. You won’t regret it!

  1. Nature

    When you go to see Provo Peak, you don’t just encounter nature. Nature encounters you. Chest-high vegetation covered in dew will soak you in the morning, hawks and eagles fly overhead, and the trees sway in the cool mountain breeze. Wild geraniums bloom in spring and rise to meet you while Indian Paintbrush splashes the mountainside with color. You don’t want to miss the glory of the mountain experience!

  1. Adventure

    Going to see Provo Peak is an inspiring journey that will make you want more. Between the beautiful colors of mountainside wildflowers and the incredible views your eyes won’t soon forget, you’ll come down from the mountain both exhausted and nourished. While venturing to the top of a mountain may not be the typical vacation activity, it is certainly a must-see.

Come Relax After a Long Day on the Mountain

After you’ve spent a beautiful fall day seeing the beauty that is Provo Peak, come unwind in the comfort of home at Hines Mansion. Our luxurious rooms and amenities provide the perfect respite for the weary traveler and worn-out hiker. And, if you need great ideas on more things to do in the Provo, UT, area, then download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best things to do in the area to make your visit the best one yet. Ready to reserve your room? Contact us today!