The Kyhv Peak Road is a beautiful windy road that turns off the beginning of Provo Canyon in the Alpine Loop. It is one of the first places to change colors for fall so it makes a nice scenic drive. In September 2022 Squaw Peak was renamed Kyhv Peak. Kyhv means “mountain” in the Ute language.
The Kyhv Peak Road turnoff is to the right about two miles from the entrance of Provo Canyon.
At the top is the Kyhv Peak Overlook (formerly Squaw Peak Overlook) viewpoint that has an expansive view of Utah Valley.
Kyhv Peak Road is closed in the winter, November 1 (or earlier if there is a lot of snow) through about Memorial Day (or later on big snow years).
Here are some photos of the drive up. Most of them are in fall because it’s so beautiful.
When you get fairly high, there is a pullout where you can hike or mountain bike along Quito’s Incline Trail. Another couple switchbacks and you get to the start of the Upper Quito Trail. To combine both trails, check out the Quito Trail. The trailheads aren’t marked, so click on the links to know where to start. This trail is gorgeous in the fall. This is also a mountain biking trail, so keep an eye out to share the trail.
Right near the top there is a “T” intersection. If you head left it quickly turns to a dirt road. There are a few campgrounds and hikes. This is the short way to Buffalo Peak.
Here are a few photos of the stunning trail to Buffalo Peak.
Rock Canyon Overlook
Just beyond the Buffalo Peak Trail is the Rock Canyon Overlook which can be seen from the car or even better with a 1-2 minute walk.
If you turn right at the “T”, you will soon arrive at the Kyhv Peak Overlook. Here are some photos of it.