Trail Details

Timp Glacier from Timpanooke Trailhead<br />via Mount Timpanogos

Timp Glacier from Timpanooke Trailhead
via Mount Timpanogos

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.0 to 10.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 12.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3900 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 629 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 12%
Notes: Many people will leave the summit and return to Emerald Lake via the glacier. You get to see new scenery, which is always nice. Just hike in a southerly direction. There are several junctions, always take the right one that goes down. If you do not you will get stuck on a ridge. 4
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Timpooneke TH
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: Mt. Timpanogos is the most popular mountain hike in all of Utah. After Aspen Grove, the Timpooneke (timp-u-nee-kee) trail is the next most popular way to get there. The trail starts 500ft higher than the Aspen Grove Trail. As a result, it is not quite as steep. There are a lot of great destinations along the way though.


Waypoint 1
Scout Falls
 Elevation: 8210  Feature: Falls
Notes: The falls is just around the corner after leaving the Timpanooke trail. The trail goes behind the falls.
Waypoint 2
Giant Staircase
 Elevation: 8650  Feature: Cirque
Notes: The Giant Staircase is a series of large shelves on the way to Timpanogos Basin.
Waypoint 3
Timp Basin
 Elevation: 10170  Feature: Basin
Notes: Many calendar and postcard photos have been shot from the basin. The wildflowers are astounding. The Timpanogos Massif is huge. And the alpine scenery can be overwhelming.
Waypoint 4
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.
Waypoint 5
Mount Timpanogos
 Elevation: 11751  AKA: Mount Timp
 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.


Destination
Timp Glacier
 Elevation: 11260  AKA: Mount Timp
 Feature: Cirque
Notes: Glissading down the glacier is often a highlight of a Mount Timpanogos hike. Both Negative and positive memories can result. Wear gloves and cover your arms and legs to reduce snow burn (you get going pretty fast).


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.384723    Longitude: -111.638841 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
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External Links
for this trail
Route Description  WasatchHiker


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