The mountain that shares the name of Provo is not one of the prominent ones that directly borders the city on the eastern foothills. It’s tucked away behind, a few ranges to the east. But it’s the highest one on the eastern skyline (reaching 11,068 feet). When you’re away from the foothills, from many areas in the city and the surrounding area, the sharp summit of Provo Peak can be viewed jutting up above the other mountains. There are two reasons that few hikers climb this interesting mountain: the trailhead is hard to get to (requiring a long drive and a high-clearance vehicle), and the hike is short but very steep. You climb over 2,700 feet in about a mile and a half -- a very aggressive rate of ascent for most casual hikers! (References: Daily Herald, Summit Post, All Trails, and Hiking Project.)
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