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Provo Peak rises over the east side of Utah Valley; it is the next mountain south of Cascade Peak. In the early 1990’s, plans were presented to develop a new ski resort along its entire west face; but fortunately, the Forest Service decided not to lease the land for development, which ultimately killed the project. Provo Peak remains one of the most beautiful, seldom-traveled areas of the Wasatch. As you explore the Provo Peak, you'll notice deep, horizontal trenches cut straight across the mountainside. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps began a project to cut erosion trenches all along the Wasatch Front to protect the mountains from erosion. Although much vegetation has returned, these trenches are still visible on the west face of Provo Peak and the Provo Peak Cirque. Identical trenches can be found on Mt. Timpanogos and Box Elder Peak. From a technical perspective, Provo Peak’s terrain is simple and easy, yet Provo Peak is quite remote and would be difficult to reach if it wasn't for a small, dirt road that travels to the base of the west face. The road is open from roughly May 15th to November 15th. During its winter closure, the road remains accessible to snowmobiles. This road provides access to all four of Provo Peak's summit ridges. The most common route up Provo Peak is the West Ridge.
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Summit West Ridge Off-Trail Hike 07/27/2001
Summit West Ridge Ski 11/14/1997
Summit West Ridge Off-Trail Hike 07/19/1997
Provo Peak, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
West Ridge, Provo Peak, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
West Ridge, Provo Peak, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
West Ridge, Provo Peak, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
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