Trail Details


Great Western Trail AF Canyon from Timpanooke GWT
via Ant Knolls

 Hike Time: 11.0 to 19.0 hours
 Distance: 13.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5803 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 440 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 8%
Notes: As the Great Western Trail heads north from here, you pass Mill Canyon Peak, Forest Lake, Sandy Baker Pass, Poleline Pass and the Ant Knolls. 1
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos



Trailhead
Timpooneke GWT
Trailhead Elevation: 7360 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 8.4 miles
Area: Alpine Loop / Timpanogos
Area Location: Starts in American Fork Canyon or Provo Canyon
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: The Great Western Trail passes the Timpooneke area, and shares a trailhead with Mount Timpanogos.



Waypoint 1
Mill Canyon Peak
 Elevation: 10349  Feature: Peak
Notes: At the peak you can see Heber Valley, Deer Creek, Cascade Peak, Mt Nebo, Mt. Timpanogos, Box Elder Peak, Lone Peak, the Alpine ridge, Red and White Baldy, Hidden Peak with the Snowbird Tram and Mineral Basin.
Waypoint 2
Forest Lake
 Elevation: 8500  Feature: Lake
Notes: The lake is much quieter than it was in years past, except for when motorcycles and ATVs ride through.
Waypoint 3
Ant Knolls
 Elevation: 9840  Feature: Peak
Notes: This is one of the many highpoints along the Great Western Trail. As with any highpoint in this area, it has great views of surrounding mountains.



Destination
Great Western Trail AF Canyon
 Elevation: 9830  Feature: Trail-Distance
Notes: The GWT is a 4500 mile trail that runs from Mexico to Canada.



Maps and Aerial Photos


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