We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Utah and located on the northeast side of Utah Valley close to Alpine. Yesterday, September 16th, 2020, I hiked to the top of Mt. There are two main trails to the top of Timpanogos: the Timpooneke Trail and the Aspen Grove trail. I have communicated this info to my buddies at the Forest Service but they refuse to update their information or signs. Indian paintbrush, asters, bluebells, fireweed, and lupine bloom in a stunning display during the midsummer months. Didn’t have time for the full hike but we will be back for sure! OverviewMt. Just everything you ever wanted out of a summit to a peak. Police search for man missing on Mount Timpanogos since Sept. 16 Here are some photos of one of the more popular trails from Aspen Grove up to the Summit but according to one article he liked to go off trail and "free climb". The biggest challenge to the Timpanogos Falls hike is finding a parking space. Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen Grove is a 15.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen Grove, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Passes by Emerald Lake. The hike to Stewart Falls also leaves from the Aspen Grove trailhead. It will take you to the top of the glacier above Emerald Lake. Bring lots of layers, 1 gallon of water will be plenty between 2 people, and candy! Phase 1 - This initial ascent to Mt Timpanogos is the most lush because of the abundant supply of water. The trail was pretty easy to see, except for the places where its going over rocks (we hiked at night so this may differ from daylight hikers' experience) . The path continues west staying above a cliff band and then meets up with the Timpanooke Trail where you will probably encounter other hikers. AMAZING HIKE!!!! The biggest challenge to the Timpanogos Falls hike is finding a parking space. The Outbound works best with JavaScript enabled. This describes the Aspen Grove trail, while the other trail is the Timpooneke Trail. Trail Conditions. The Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area is adjacent. And even if water hadn’t been an issue, there were very few established campsites on the Timpooneke Trail, and Emerald Lake was a nice place to spend a couple of hours once we dropped our packs. Living in Provo, it's a much shorter/quicker drive for me to go up via Aspen Grove now. The top is moonlike and intimidating. Trail #053 “Timpooneke to Emerald Lake” is approximately 7.5 miles in length. Timpanogos Falls is equally captivating, but located only one mile up a paved path. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. Please explore responsibly! Only two others on the trail until I got to the saddle where it connected with the other trail. Timpanogos Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway in the Wasatch Mountains. Timpanogos campground . I have climbed the peak twice from Aspen Grove and once from Timpooneke. The trailhead that I used was called the Aspen Grove Trailhead. Nebo. Trail crosses more waterfalls. Both are well worth the trip, but at 6.8 miles long, Aspen Grove is a little shorter. Utah & Wasatch Counties, UT. Both trails are the same distance (7 miles), but the Timpooneke Trail has 500’ less climb. Both are very scenic. Both are beautiful, and well worth your time, but here we’ll focus on the slightly longer, but less steep, Timpooneke Trail. This usually means that fewer people take this route, and on an extremely popular mountain like Timpanogos, that’s a good thing. Avalanche activity is commonplace and extremely dangerous. Visitors enjoy hiking the Aspen Grove Trail to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. It is a longer hike along a nice trail and it draws the majority of the hikers that park here. Note that it is after the guard shack, so you will need to pay entry or have an annual pass to use it. It is a longer hike along a nice trail and it draws the majority of the hikers that park here. It is longer in length, but the elevation gain to the saddle is less than the second route, the one I took, which is called the Aspen Grove Trail. It was very windy when we got to the top & there were A TON of people up there waiting at various points along the ridge line. The Timpooneke Trail has nothing to match Emerald Lake and the Timpanogos Glacier, which are major attractions of the traditional Aspen Grove Trail . Timpanogos, the Aspen Grove Trail down past Emerald Lake and into Primrose Cirque, and, at a point just below the talus on the Aspen Grove Trail, the Hartsky Trail, an umimproved abandoned trail named after Paul Hart, who rediscovered it. Mount Timpanogos also referred to as Timp, is the second highest mountain in the Wasatch Range, rising to an elevation of 11,752 ft. We left the RV Park around 8am passing the Deer Creek Reservoir with views of Mt Timpanogos in the distance. Mt. As mentioned, the peak has two very popular trails, the Aspen Grove trail (about 7 miles each way, 4850 vertical) and the Timpooneke trail (about 7.5 miles each way, 4450 vertical). Good luck and happy hiking! Trail From Aspen Grove to Mount Timpanogos - 21Jul2012 Tami Brown. Go straight up the southwest side of Primrose Cirque and keep climbing until it levels out continue past East Timp to the shelter by Emerald Lake. Be aware of uneven terrain, steep cliffs, and exposed cliff bands along the trail. Much more enjoyable, in my opinion. Mount Timpanogos overlooks Utah Valley as the dominate peak in the region. Hiking Mt. Timpanogos Saddle at around 11,000 ft. where it finally intersects with the Aspen Grove approach. Continue up the winding road past Aspen Grove Family Camp and there is a parking lot about a half mile beyond Aspen Grove. It is one of two routes to the summit. Timpanogos Trail to Waterfall The Trail This moderate trail to the waterfall is only about 1.1 miles long one way with a 596 foot elevation change. OverviewMt. No ice or snow, but extremely windy and cold the last three miles. Very steep at some points. The slopes are rocky, so carefully pay attention your footing. Though Mt. Park at the trailhead and prepare for a rough four to six hours. Fun hike, we started hiking around 630am and watched the sunrise, it was beautiful but freezing. Following Mount Nebo, Mount Timpanogos (11,749 feet) is the second-highest summit of the Wasatch Mountains. Beautiful right now. 1940 souvenir pin from the annual pilgrimage to summit Mount Timpanogos. 11,749′ Mt. Bring a hat and gloves! First Falls is the, well, the first waterfall along the Aspen Grove Trail, a popular route to the Mt. Amazing views! Timpanogos Glacier. The Mount Timpanogos ... Overview July 17-18, 2015 Look along the steep cliff bands for the Timpanogos herd of mountain goats. Enter Timpanogos Basin at 4.4 miles. The trail then travels up the ridge towards the summit. The trail reaches the Hidden Lakes basin followed by well-known Emerald Lake. Definitely going to do it again in the summer, because when that wind hits its pretty cold. Mount Timpanogos - Timpooneke Route Total Distance: 25 km Town: Pleasant Grove, UT Time: 6 hrs Type: out-and-back Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: fall summer From: cdmonson Continuing up Timpooneke, the trail reaches the Mt. The Aspen Grove Trail goes right by Emerald Lake, and the lack of water on the Timpooneke Trail meant we had to hike the extra distance to Emerald Lake anyways. The trailhead that I used was called the Aspen Grove Trailhead. The Aspen Grove Trailhead is located along the Alpine Lake Loop Road (UT 92) about 1 hour from Salt Lake City. We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. We got to the trailhead at about 2am so we could make it to the top before sunrise. The journey to the summit of Mount Timpanogos has two trails: the Aspen Grove trail, which is about 8.5 miles each way, or Timpooneke Trail, which is 7.5 miles each way. © 2020 The Outbound Collective - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy. Mount Timpanogos via Timpooneke Trail is a 15 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant Grove, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Be sure to stay in control as you glissade, people are injured here every year. Note that it is after the guard shack, so you will need to pay entry or have an annual pass to use it. Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen Grove is a 25.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen Grove, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. This is the most common hiker parking. Nebo is the tallest peak in the Wasatch Mountains, it sees less than half the amount of hikers than "Timp" (as us locals call it) does. Stunning. Awesome time of year to enjoy the fall colors. Interestingly enough, some of the first mile of the trail is paved until you come to the first major feature you encounter, a nice waterfall. This shot is from August. The leaves were on fire with the change in color. That trail is very scenic and passes several waterfalls. Mount Timpanogos Trails: Mt Timpanogos Summit via Timpooneke Trail - See 49 traveller reviews, 105 candid photos, and great deals for Sundance, UT, at Tripadvisor. Timpooneke Trail, Mount Timpanogos, Utah Mount Timpanogos is the second highest peak in the 160 mile long Wasatch Range - a prominent, 11,752 foot summit … We did do this trail in the winter this time though, and the normal trail became inaccessible at the point of … SpyHike 4,307 views. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. The last mile is a steep scramble to the summit. Timpanogos Via Aspen Grove Trail . Mount Timpanogos Trails: a tough hike from Aspen Grove - See 48 traveler reviews, 103 candid photos, and great deals for Sundance, UT, at Tripadvisor. Enjoy the hike to the bottom knowing you just conquered an 11,752 foot peak and lived to tell about it. Very windy and a mixture of hot and cold, make sure you bring a mixture of layers. To access this trail, drive up Provo Canyon to the Sundance junction. Enjoy a break at glacier-fed Emerald Lake and check out the rustic Timpanogos Shelter built in 1959. The top is moonlike and intimidating. This is the steepest part of the ascent, and there are a few places where the trail gets a bit thin, so be careful. Make sure you know where you are going if you haven't don't it before. Both trails are beautiful though. Use caution going up the Aspen Grove Trail early in spring there are many hazards - unstable snow and snow holes. From the Aspen Grove Trailhead the Mount Timpanogos Trail heads west along a small unnamed creek that drains Primrose Cirque. Definitely a challenging hike, but worth it to cross it off your bucket list. The two trails meet at Emerald Lake (10,380 ft). Sundance Resort, also known as Sundance Mountain Resort, is a ski resort located 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Provo, Utah.It spans over 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Range. Stewart Falls, a double tier waterfall that’s over 200 feet tall, is located 1.5 miles up a rocky trail. With a Mt Timp summit it might be a bit long for this old guy but might just give it a go anyway. The Hike to Mount Timpanogos As soon as you set off from the Timpooneke Trailhead, you immediately begin climbing, and you continue on a steady incline the entire way to the summit. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Utah and located on the northeast side of Utah Valley close to Alpine. The often recommended and more traversed trail is the Timpooneke route. Its hard on your knees coming back down, and the rocky part is kinda sketchy. The Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area is adjacent. Allen Pogue 21 views. ASPEN GROVE Trail: Starting near the fee area booth parking lot near the Theatre in the Pines Picnic area, the A.G. trail gives you a 16 mile rountripper and 4900 foot effort gain and loss to look forward to. Timpanogos summit.After we hiked Stewart Falls, we headed over to this trail since it starts from the same parking lot.First Falls is only 1 mile up the Aspen Grove Trail, and is paved for half of it. Hiking Mount Timpanogos - Timpooneke Trail - Duration: 21:09. But later season hikes means less foliage, fewer people and lower temperatures. The Timpanogos Summit Trail begins 300 yards west of Emerald Lake where Aspen Grove and Timpooneke Trails join. The Timpooneke Trail also leads to the summit, extending about 7.5 miles one way from the Timpooneke Campground in American Fork Canyon. Timpanogos, UT is the most beautiful place I’ve been in the Rocky Mountains. This usually means that fewer people take this route, and on an extremely popular mountain like Timpanogos, that’s a good thing. My latest (& longest) adventure was Mt. Timpanogos is best skied during late spring, so it will be very likely the first mile won't have snow. Timpanogos via Aspen Grove Hiking Mt. Take plenty of water. Timpanogos Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway in the Wasatch Mountains. Various snow motes are … Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more! I’ve read this side is shorter and steeper than the Timpanoeke Trail, but I wanted to see Emerald Lake and the mountain goats. Yesterday, September 16th, 2020, I hiked to the top of Mt. Timpanogos from the Aspen Grove trailhead near Sundance Ski Area. NPS. Timpanogos, UT Details: Summit: 11,749′ Car: 6,900′ Vertical From Car: 4,849′ … No snow. Best views are really once you make it into the upper basin 75% of the way to the summit. We drove to Aspen Grove to begin the 18 mile hike, out and back, to the summit. In hindsight, after doing both routes to the summit, I recommend the Timpanookee Trail. Timpanogos. If you choose to hike this trail, you’ll pass Emerald Lake and meet up with the Timpooneke Trail at the Timpanogos saddle. The Lower Falls on the Aspen Grove trail of Mount Timpanogos. Timpanogos Glacier. The other is via the Aspen Grove Trail. Cresting the saddle is always impressive, as it opens the … There were lots of people on the other and they told me they didn’t get to see mountain goats! Timpooneke Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway high in the Wasatch Mountains. Timpanogos. Trail #052 “Aspen Grove to Emerald Lake” is approximately 6.9 miles in length. The wildflowers are normally at their peak from mid to end July or beginning of August. Near the summit of Mount Timpanogos lies the last known glacier in all of Utah. Started at 7am and made it to the summit at 11am. The canyon is closed during snowfall so this is only accessible between May-Nov usually. Timpanogos Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway in the Wasatch Mountains. When I hike this trail, I always plan my hike so that I summit by 1 or 2 in the afternoon at the latest to avoid the biggest threat of thunderstorms (you definitely do not want to be on top of that mountain during a storm!). There are 2 different trail options to choose from; The Aspen Grove trail near Sundance Ski resort or the Timpanooke trail through Amer... Start at the Aspen Grove trailhead for Mt. Primrose Overlook and Horse Spring Trail Loop, Horse Flat, Horse Spring and Lame Horse Trail Loop, Ridge Trail #157, Mud Springs and Tibble Fork Trail, Salamander Flat, Willow Hollow and Snow Gauging Loop. The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. The hike is doable but I would recommend the Timpooneke Trailhead - a slightly easier hike. SpyHike 4,307 views. Distance – 14.8 miles roundtrip from Timpooneke trailhead, 13.6 miles roundtrip from Aspen Grove trailhead Approximate hiking time – 8 to 10 hours Elevation at the trailhead – 7360 feet at Timpooneke, 6889 feet at Aspen Grove trailhead Elevation at Mount Timpanogos summit – … Visitors enjoy hiking the Aspen Grove Trail to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. All of Utah County lays out before you 4,000 feet below. The point I stopped there’s a great Sized rock to sit for a snack and look out over the canyon. The trail then stretches towards the saddle across a boulder field where it joins with the Timpooneke trail offering great views of Utah Valley. Timpanogos. 21:09. Hike the North Summit of Mount Timpanogos, Hike to Timpanogos Basin via Timpooneke Trail. At 11,750 feet, it is only a couple hundred feet below Mount Nebo , at the south end of the same valley. The Timpooneke Trail has nothing to match Emerald Lake and the Timpanogos Glacier, which are major attractions of the traditional Aspen Grove Trail . Overview Th... To reach the north summit of Timpanogos you start out just like you would if you were going to the main summit. There are two trails to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. Aspen Grove: Steeper but shorter. With winter here, please combine caution, education, and the right skills and equipment when contemplating any activity near Timp. I fell several times climbing over rocks in the rock field due to wind gusts. There are two main trails to the top of Timpanogos: the Timpooneke Trail and the Aspen Grove trail. If you’re early enough in the year, and you’re feeling extra adventurous, from the summit, follow the path heading south. Don't expect to be able to park before it, BYU or Sundance will probably ticket you. Timpanogos, UT is the most beautiful place I’ve been in the Rocky Mountains. It was amazing! Travel up Provo Canyon on Highway 189 and turn left at State Road 92, which takes you past Sundance Resort. Timp via either the Timpooneke Trail (14.5 miles; 4,668 feet elevation gain) or the Aspen Grove Trail (14.6 miles, 5,557 feet elevation gain). Timpanogos campground . This is definitely a hike I want to come back to during different seasons. Beautiful trail, but next year I'll try this hike via Timpooneke. Emerald Lake must be done as a side trip. However, with 4,860 feet of elevation gain, Aspen Grove is slightly steeper than the Timpooneke Trail's 4,580 feet. This section is also called the Mount Timpanogos Perimeter Trail. There are two trails that lead to the summit: the Timpooneke Trail and the Aspen Grove Trail. The Great Western Trail skirts Mount Timpanogos on its way from American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon. Mount Timpanogos Trails: a tough hike from Aspen Grove - See 48 traveller reviews, 103 candid photos, and great deals for Sundance, UT, at Tripadvisor. The Timpanogos summit trail connects to both the Timpooneke trail #053 and the Mount Timpanogos trail #052 and climbs to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. The hike begins at the Aspen Grove parking lot and shares a trailhead with Stewart Falls. A strenuous hike on a well maintained and traveled trail. Not going to lie- that “boulder field” to get over to the saddle is brutal for anyone with a minor fear of heights or any vertigo. The training ground for an upcoming Rim-to-Rim hike of the Grand Canyon has been awesome! Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your Hiked the first hour or so with the headlamp- and watching the sunrise over the fall leaves was unreal. couple of sketchy spots in the rock fields, overall fairly good condition trail. We decided to take that alternate trail on our return from the summit. Amazing views the entire way as you hike up. During the open season, arrive early, especially on Saturdays, as this lot is typically filled by 9 or 10 in the morning and there is no additional parking nearby. The parking lot actually thinned out a bit after about 2 pm. Mt. Mountain Bikers use it as well via Lame Horse to access other trails. After a long traverse, the trail returns to switch-backs and waterfalls with a steady incline. This is the most common hiker parking. Was extremely windy and cold at the top. 11,749′ Mt. Timpanogos Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway in the Wasatch Mountains. Mt. Mount Timpanogos, often referred to as Timp, is the second highest mountain in Utah's Wasatch Range.Timpanogos rises to an elevation of 11,752 ft (3,582 m) above sea level in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.With 5,270 ft (1,610 m) of topographic prominence, Timpanogos is the 47th-most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States. Unfortunately the weather was pretty overcast so the sunrise wasn’t great, but it probably would be if there weren’t any clouds. We started at 9:45 PM and got to our furthest point, the glacier, around 2:30 AM. As you exit the saddle, watch for the trail to take a left up some steps. The trail to these falls lies along the Mount Timpanogos Trail that begins at Aspen Grove. Mount Timpanogos Trails: a tough hike from Aspen Grove - See 48 traveler reviews, 103 candid photos, and great deals for Sundance, UT, at Tripadvisor. Be on the lookout for mountain goats that like to hang out at these altitudes.
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