Provo Peak from atop Y Mountain, May 2007
|Elevation||11,068 ft (3,374 m) |
|Prominence||3,442 ft (1,049 m) |
|Parent range||Wasatch Range|
Provo Peak is a mountain peak in the Uinta National Forest in the Wasatch Range that is located within the city limits of Provo, Utah, United States. The peak has an elevation of 11,068 feet (3,374 m), but a prominence of only 3,442 feet (1,049 m). Although located along the Wasatch Front, it is situated behind (east-southeast) of Y Mountain.
The peak is the namesake of the city of Provo. Near the top of the peak are multiple parallel terraces that can be easily seen from the valley floor from the west or south. These were created in the 1930s to reduce the severe erosion caused by overgrazing on the slopes of the peak.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Provo Peak
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- Provo Peak at utahhikinginfo.com
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