Mount Timpanogos is the 2nd highest mountain of the Wasatch Range in Utah. The mountain is 11,749 feet from the sea level and is presently situated within the premises of the Uinta National Forest that is now a part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Mount Timpanogos overlooks the Utah valley including the cities of Orem, Provo, Lehi, American Fork, Pleasant Grove and Lindon. The mountain is supposedly 300 million years old and is made up of dolomite and limestone of the Pennsylvanian period. The part of Wasatch Range where Mount Timpanogos is situated experiences heavy snowfall in winter and sudden avalanches in both spring and winter.
Timpanogos is one of the most popular hiking destinations of Utah. Hikers visit the spot throughout the year. Hiking during winters on Mount Timpanogos require special skill. Though the climatic conditions are adverse during the winter but hikers from across the world visit this peak throughout the year. The peak of Timp is considered to be one of the most visited of the Rocky Mountains. The hiking trail on the mountain is 14 mile long. The hikers follow two main trails. The first one begins from Aspen Grove and the second one from Timpooneke campground in the American Fork Canyon. Length of both the trails is same. The hike is marked by conifers, waterfalls, mountain goats, rocky ridges and slopes and the beautiful Emerald Lake.
There is a 2nd World War bomber crash location, a bit away from the hiking trails. There are other climbing routes as well, but using them requires special mountaineering skills.