Santaquin Peak

Every now and then I'll join a facebook group hike event.  This was one of them.  I hadn't been up on Santaquin Peak and Loafer Mountain since my high school cross country teammates ran up it for a day's workout while on an annual high elevation camp for our team back in 1999.  This group hike turned out to be an absolutely beautiful hike while getting to know some cool people.

Saturday - June 18, 2016

There's not a whole lot more to say other than this was a beautiful hike done on probably the best week of the year for it.  I'll let the pictures do most of talking on this one.

 Getting ready to cross over the ridge

 Wasatch Green

 Looking north into Utah Valley

 Looking west across southern Utah Valley

 North again

 Heading eastward along the ridge

 Further up trail along the ridge

Looking back west across the ridge

 Looking south at Mount Nebo

 Approaching the saddle between Santaquin Peak and Loafer Mountain

 Getting closer

A good stretch of snow we had to pass through

 Looking back out toward Nebo

 On the saddle looking up at Santaquin Peak

 Ascending up from the saddle and looking back out across Loafer

 Near the top of Santaquin Peak, looking north

 At the top of Santaquin Peak, looking north across the valley

Looking back south at Nebo

 Loafer Mountain from Santaquin Peak

Looking west across West Mountain

 Our group taking in the views and hanging out


 Our Wasatch Peakbagger group

 Me with the summit register and Nebo behind me

Payson Lakes and Mount Nebo


  1. Nice pics - it was a good day to hike it, for sure! - Alicia @

    1. Indeed. I was just thinking I should update my post with a "If You Go" section at the bottom and post a link to your guide for more details.


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