Santaquin Peak is two feet lower than the highest summit of Loafer Mountain. It is the prominent and visible peak viewed most of Utah County, and it is a much more angular, aesthetically pleasing peak than Loafer. The mountain is mostly made of limestone, but with beds of shale, quartzite, and dolomite. Santaquin is climbed frequently, but not nearly as much as some other peaks surrounding the Utah Valley such as Mount Timpanogos or Mount Nebo. The trails and routes up Santaquin are rather scenic and especially beautiful in the fall. The views of Payson Lakes, Mount Nebo, Mount Timpanogos, and the cities in the Utah Valley are really nice from the summit. (References: Daily Herald, Summit Post, All Trails, and Hiking Project.)
$5 fee will be refunded upon attendance.