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Hiking - Squaw Peak aka Wonder Women Peak 5/6/21

Beautiful view and an amazing short summit in Utah County.




Directions: Rock Canyon Trail Parking Lot, Provo. Canyon behind Provo MTC Temple. Trailhead

Activities:

Hike Squaw Peak - 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features an incredible viewat the top in all directions with beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Consistently steep uphill hard trail that features a river and has a 2,700 ft elevation gain. Trail Report.

Gear: Hiking pants, synthetic T-shirt, long sleeve synthetic top, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, thin gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack with waist belt, 2.5 Liters water , 3-4 snacks, first aid kit with moleskin, hiking boots/running shoes, trekking poles (optional).

Sample Itinerary:

Trailhead - 9:00 am

Hike - 9:30-3:00 pm

Home - around 3:30 pm



From the parking lot, go up Rock Canyon, main trail, staying to the right. Continue past this green gate.

Past your trail sign that doesn't say Squaw directly.

Trail will divide to a trail on the left and a river bed, stick to the trail on the left. Now cross 5 bridges. I love that the bridges each have an actual metal house number on the bridge so you can easily keep track.

At the brown trail marker "060" exactly 1.5 miles from the parking lot, you will turn left at the split, we are clearly showing you with our pointing which way to go. Just after you will see the famous Squaw Peak Rock.

This is where the trail gets really steep, just after this split but at least there was some beauty in the blue forget me nots. It will now be steep for a mile through winding scrub oak.


At the 1st meadow! The trail evens out for about .75 mile here which gives your legs a break.

The last bit is a steep hill but then you find yourself on top of the peak!!





Gorgeous 360 views of Buffalo peak, Timpanogos and the Utah Valley. Feeling a sense of accomplishment and a great trainer hike for future peaks we want to do this summer. Way to on what call Warrior Woman Peak instead of Squaw Peak. Women empowering women to adventure!






*Note: the term squaw is considered universally offensive due to its use for hundreds of years in a derogatory context. Indigenous activists have worked locally to rename the locations across North America that contain the slur and we support efforts to rename.








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