Hiking to Chair Peak, Deer Creek Reservoir
Head South on I-15 and take exit 272. Drive all the way through Provo Canyon, and park at the Wallsburg Group Area (in summer), and in winter across the road at the Park & Ride lot.
If driving from SLC, use this map.
Distance: 2.4 miles RT
Elevation gain: 653 ft
Time: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly? No, dogs are not allowed
Kid friendly? Yes
Fees/Permits? Yes, for winter it’s $7/car, and in summer $10/car during the week; weekends are $15.
In the off season, you’ll need to park across the road in the park & ride lot, then walk across. You can immediately see Chair Peak.
In the summer, you would drive down this and park here instead.
Rules, rules, rules! Thankfully I didn’t have Charlie with me on this day, as he was home recovering from his paw injury.
Follow the trail from the parking lot under three large cottonwood trees, then along the shoreline.
As you make your way around the south side of the hill, start hiking up once you see the small gulley to your right (North). This is where you’ll now see a very faint game trail.
From here, just aim up!
The calves are working hard up this hill! Be careful, I was surprise how many cactus I saw!
Whew! That was a good, quick workout.
The views are SO pretty from Chair Peak! That big peak in the distance is Mt.Timpanogos.
Lounging on the “couch”. Chair Peak is very similar to SLC’s Living Room hike, where rocks are stacked to make “chairs” view an amazing view.
Enjoying a break on the “throne”!
Chair Peak as seen from the highway looking North.
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