Mount Timpanogos Trails, Sundance

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#10 of 23 in Trails in Wasatch Range
Mount Timpanogos, sometimes informally referred to as Timp, is the second highest mountain in Utah's Wasatch Range. Timpanogos rises to an elevation of 11752ft above sea level in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. With 5,270 feet of topographic prominence, Timpanogos is the 47th-most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States.The mountain towers about 7,000 feet over Utah Valley, including the cities of Lehi, Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lindon and others. The exposed portion of the mountain is made up entirely of limestone and dolomite from the Pennsylvanian period, and is about 300 million years old. Heavy winter snowfall is characteristic of this portion of the Wasatch Range, and avalanche activity is common in winter and spring. The mountain is also home to Timpanogos Cave National Monument, a series of decorated caves in the north end of the mountain that have guided ranger tours open daily to the public during the warmer months.The word Timpanogos comes from the Timpanogots tribe who lived in the surrounding valleys from AD 1400. The name translates as "rock" (tumpi-), and "water mouth" or "canyon" (panogos).
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  • I think this is one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on. The leaves are turning in early Oct and they look like their blazing on fire. Only a few people on the trail. A steep climb but worth...  more »
  • August is the premium time to climb. Earlier in the year or later is too cold. Take plenty of water. The hike is about 9 miles long up and 9 miles back and not too difficult. Most people start about 3...  more »

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