Trail Details

Mount Timpanogos from Aspen Grove Trailhead<br />via Timp Saddle

Mount Timpanogos from Aspen Grove Trailhead
via Timp Saddle

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 7.0 to 12.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 13.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4866 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 716 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: This route is the most popular trail to Mt Timp. There’s no shortage of beautiful things to see – MANY falls, Primrose Cirque, Hidden Lakes, Emerald Lake, Mountain Goats and many other alpine scenes. 5
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Timpanogos TH
Trailhead Elevation: 6885 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 11.6 miles
Area: Alpine Loop / Timpanogos
Area Location: Starts in American Fork Canyon or Provo Canyon
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Also known as the Aspen Grove TH. The large parking lot is on the left just after you pass the Aspen Grove Fee area shack. You can see some of the Primrose Cirque and Roberts Horn from here. The Stewart Falls trail also leaves from here.


Waypoint 1
Timpanogos Falls
 Elevation: 7120  AKA: Aspen Grove Falls
 Feature: Falls
Notes: The trail is relatively easy to both falls. It is paved in sections. In addition to the falls, you also have a great view of Primrose Cirque.
Waypoint 2
Primrose Cirque
 Elevation: 9880  Feature: Cirque
Notes: The land of many water falls. If you happen to be in this area in early July, you will pass more waterfalls than any other area in Utah (that I know of).
Waypoint 3
Hidden Lakes
 Elevation: 9860  Feature: Lake
Notes: Start watching for the Timp Mountain Goat herd near Hidden Lakes. I see them every year between here and Emerald Lake. There was a herd of about 40 goats hanging out at the lake when I was there in 2009.
Waypoint 4
Emerald Lake
 Elevation: 10360  Feature: Lake
Notes: I love the color of Emerald Lake. I could just stare at it for hours. The lake is at the base of the Timp Glacier, so depending on the time of the year, it might be turquoise blue, or green. It often has red streaked snow (watermelon snow) around it. During busy times of the year, TERT will station volunteers at the shelter to aid others who might need help.
Waypoint 5
Timp Saddle
 Elevation: 11055  Feature: Saddle
Notes: When you get to the saddle itself, be prepared to have you breath taken away. You are walking up the trail from Timp Basin and all of a sudden all of Utah Valley opens up to you. On a clear day, you can see from Mt Nebo south of Payson to the Great Salt Lake. You are now above 11,000 feet.


Destination
Mount Timpanogos
 Elevation: 11751  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Timp is not the highest mountain in Utah or even the highest in Utah County, but it is certainly the most visited peak in the state. Making it to the summit is exilerating. You are now close to 7000 feet above the valley floor. Make sure you take enough water.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.390853    Longitude: -111.645945 

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External Links
for this trail
Photos  PicasaWeb
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 UtahPictures
 WasatchHiker.com
Route Description  SummitPost
 WasatchHiker
 WillhiteWeb
Trip Report  Hyrums Hiking
 Mountain Album
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