Hiking Big Baldy – Mount Timpanogos, Utah – 11k With May

Big Baldy sits as a fairly prominent peak on the west side of Mount Timpanogos. With a summit of 8749′ there are a few access trails to the summit. This day we hiked from the Dry Canyon Trailhead in Orem, Utah and made the accent. Using Motion X GPS, we gained 3,865 feet in 3.5 miles. Needless to say this trail is steep, with a max positive gradient of 33 percent.
Katie and I had a great time doing this peak, but it was also one of the more difficult peaks we’ve done. A little more planning, food and water could have gone a long way. Marlin however was a total champ and was so good during the hike.


  1. Michelle D. Argyle on September 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    That’s one of my favorite hikes around here in Utah county. I do it a lot to keep my legs in shape for backpacking. It is a steep, hard, but rewarding hike! You guys are awesome. 🙂 I do Type 2 fun because of how great it is looking back on it!

  2. Adventures with Frodo on September 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    did part of the trail today and then went to look out. do you know how high the cliff is where the chain and bolts are?

  3. Adventures with Frodo on September 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Looks great. thanks for sharing.

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