Wednesday, November 29, 2017

You'll Love Hiking Buckley Mountain Outside of Provo

Many hikers find the Wasatch Mountains to be the perfect challenge adorned with complimentary views worthy of a photograph or two. Buckley Mountain may be one with which you’re familiar, but it should certainly be on your list of mountains to hike outside of Provo nonetheless. Here, we’ll profile Buckley Mountain and a few other hikes we think you’ll enjoy. Happy hiking!

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Take This Trail For a Challenge Up Buckley Mountain

Buckley Mountain has a few trails heading up its 9,511-foot peak, but this one is a decent challenge for any hiker who wants to be tested. Head up the trail from Slate Canyon where there are a bathroom and parking lot, roughly 10 minutes Provo Center Street Exit on Highway I-15. Here are some directions to help point you onto the right path:

  • Start up the trail in Slate Canyon for three miles.

  • Take a left at the fork and continue up the trail until you see two signposts.

  • Follow the signpost for Forest Road 027.

  • The narrow trail leads you through the forest for about one mile.

  • You’ll come upon Squaw Peak Road and continue South for 2.5 miles.

  • After this, you’ll reach a parking lot, from which you’ll bushwhack the rest of the way up the mountain.

  • Upon reaching the peak, get your camera out and enjoy the view!

Other Trails You’ll Love

Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen Grove

Take this gorgeous trail from the Aspen Grove trailhead and climb 7,000 feet to the exhilarating peak. This hike is a steep one, and it is rated as hard and not recommended for a novice hiker.

Squaw Peak Trail

The Squaw Peak Trail is one of the most popular trails in the area with dramatic rock faces and a hike through a wooded hillside. You’ll see incredible views of Squaw Peak. This hike, in particular, is gorgeous during the fall after the aspens have turned bright gold.

Bridal Veil Falls Trail

This easy trail features the 607-foot double-cataract waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls. The gentle gradient gains only 150 feet over 1.3 miles, and it’s only a short way out of town. You’ll love the view, and you can bring your dog!

The “Y” Mountain Trail

The “Y” Trail is a paved trail going up Y Mountain. You’ll find that it’s well-lit and that it’s very popular with college students. Savor the wonderful views of the Provo area and Utah Lake.

Rock Canyon Trail

The out-and-back trail is one of the more popular trails in the area. It’s a moderate hike at about 5.6 miles. There is an elevation change of 1,630 feet, so you’ll work up a sweat. The trail is open year-round and is dog-friendly. So, this trail makes a nice moderate trek for any hiker.

Buffalo Peak Trail

This short hike is only about one-mile roundtrip, making it the perfect family hike. It’s a popular hike for young families as it is well-marked and not too difficult. There is one overlook with gorgeous views and a relatively easy summit.

Kick Off Your Hiking Boots

When you’re exhausted from a long day spent hiking in the beautiful Wasatch countryside, come back to the spacious and comfortable lodging at Hines Mansion in Provo. Our rooms are the perfect way to kick back and relax. And, we’ll even cook you breakfast the morning of your hike! Contact us today to book your hiking getaway!