Trail Details

Bomber Peak from Timpooneke TH<br />via Timp Saddle

Bomber Peak from Timpooneke TH
via Timp Saddle

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.5 to 11.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 13.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3987 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 595 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: At the Timp Saddle, where you first see Utah Valley, head right (north) on the faint trail. Bomber Peak is half way between the saddle and North Timpanogos. It’s impressive how thin (and tall) the mountain is on this section.You’ll know what I mean when your looking over the ridge to the east while trying to stay on the narrow trail on the west. 3
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos

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.

Bomber Peak
 Elevation: 11347  Feature: Peak
Notes: This peak north of Mount Timpanogos received the name Bomber Peak after a B-25 crashed into its base in 1955. The engines can still be seen on a shelf below the peak.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.407776    Longitude: -111.660123 

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