Buffalo Peak is an easy, 1-mile roundtrip hike. Like most hikes in this area, it offers a sweeping view of Utah Valley. However, this is is probably the easiest hike to obtain that view. Access: Turn onto Squaw Peak Road in Provo Canyon. Turn left when the road forks. After the pavement ends, continue 2.9 miles to the trailhead. The trailhead is not marked, but there is a small shoulder for parking on the right side of the road. Also on the right is a log fence; on the left is a sign about fire.
The trail is easy and pretty. At the beginning of August, there were still a few types of wildflowers evident.
|Easy ascent through aspens|
|More like a walk than a hike|
|Towards the beginning of the trail there were many deadplants. |
Living wildflowers were more common further on.
|Utah Lake comes into view. Buffalo Peak is on the right.|
|Looking west from the peak|
|Looking southwest from the peak|
|Heading back down the trail|