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The trail begins at the parking lot, past the Provo temple, and ends... Well it actually never... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Stephen S

In town on business, after a very long day went on a great hike. What a gem!!! The rock formations... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Denver, Colorado
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Rock Canyon Trail, Provo, UT 84604
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

The trail begins at the parking lot, past the Provo temple, and ends... Well it actually never ends. You can hike past the pump house on and beyond one of the area's favorite rock climbing spots on the right. Continue through the gate and you'll...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

In town on business, after a very long day went on a great hike. What a gem!!! The rock formations are amazing. Trail is well maintained and not difficult. Came back down the trail in time to watch the sun setting over the lake.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My husband and I walk this trail several times a year, both for the exercise and to see what birds are there.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

It is an awesome place to visit. there is plenty of parking. ?great hikes, walks, as well as snow activates in the appropriate seasons. Gorgeous views.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank b31s
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Rock Canyon is an absolutely incredible and diverse geological find! Every kind of rock formations you can imagine are found as you go further and further up the trail. An awesome place for rocking climbing, exploring, etc. but still so close to Provo that it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank LDSnomad
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Some close campgrounds are overcrowded, even with a reservation (other nearby canyons), but Rock Canyon camping seems less crowded in comparison (perhaps it is just less vehicles because more people hike in), but may also be due to being a narrower canyon which breaks the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Mostly single pitch, quartzite in the lower canyon, limestone in the upper. There are a few multipitch routes on the northern walls but care needs to be taken with loose rock. The canyon does get hot still in September so you need to start early...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Geologically significant and scenic trail in a spectacular canyon. Rock climbers as well as hikers and trail runners abound. Water and restrooms at the trail head.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MtnRunner509
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The high canyon walls makes for cooler temps all year around. Usually heavier traffic. Ignore the rather dry start to the trail and continue a bit further to where the canyon walls and river create a cooler and delightful atmosphere. Keep up the incline and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Equalized
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is our go to park for night games including capture the flag, ice blocking, and every summer we do a huge slip and slide!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jimmy R
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Jax P
28 April 2018|
Response from Marcia A |
If you love to camp in deep snow, go ahead. Rangers will never catch you. May 27th is the "snow free" guaranteed date for camping. Where are you from? Not used to snowy mountains with avalanche danger?