Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Timpanogos Mountain Has Some of the Best Views

Utah is full of natural beauty, all across the state. Zion National Park, Great Salt Lake, and Bryce Canyon National Park are just a few of the state’s most popular destinations, attracting outdoor lovers from across the nation, year in and year out. One of those attractions is Timpanogos Mountain, located in the Wasatch Mountain Range, north of Provo. Timpanogos Mountain is the second highest mountain in the range, measuring 11,752 feet high and providing some of the best hiking in Utah. If you love both breathtaking views and great western mountain hiking, then head to Timpanogos Mountain!

Timpanogos Mountain Hiking

Hiking Timpanogos Mountain is no easy task, so if you’re still a beginner on the trails, then this hike isn’t for you. Hikers have two options for reaching the summit of the mountain: the Aspen Grove Trail and the Timpooneke Trail. Both are lengthy and require several hours, one way. According to the USDA, there are 14.5 miles of trails between the two trailheads, allowing hikers to put together a lengthy trek if they want.

If you start at the Aspen Grove trailhead, you’ll cover 8.3 miles of trail before reaching the mountain’s summit, and just under 7 miles up, you’ll reach Emerald Lake. Emerald Lake is one of the most scenic locations in Utah, and its glassy water is surrounded by wildflowers.

Starting in the American Fork Canyon, the Timpooneke Trail is a little bit shorter, measuring 7.5 miles and allows horses, according to Utah’s Travel and Tourism website. This trailhead starts further north than the Aspen Grove trail.

The Best Views on Timpanogos Mountain

Emerald Lake steals the show on the way to the summit, but once you’re at the top, you’ll see why Timpanogos Mountain provides some of the best views in Utah. Enjoying breathtaking views of the Utah Valley from the mountain’s 11,700+ foot summit - it’s hard to find more beautiful scenery! On the way up, keep an eye out for local wildlife, like mountain goats and the abundance of flowers that populate the mountain.

Other Mountains Nearby

Timpanogos isn’t the only hike worthy of your boots in the area. If you want to hike the tallest mountain in the Wasatch Range, head to Mt. Nebo. If you head south to Provo, you’ll find Rock Canyon, Utah and the iconic Y Mountain. There are plenty of shorter hikes here, and Rock Canyon is great for rock climbing and camping, too! Check out this blog on Provo hiking for more information.

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