The Squaw Peak Overlook isn’t actually a hike, but a great viewpoint! As of September 2022, Squaw Peak was renamed Kyhv Peak. The word Kyhv is “mountain” in the Ute language.
It is a beautiful place to watch the sunset and look over Utah County.
You can also turn around and see part of Cascade Mountain.
The Kyhv Overlook (Squaw Peak Overlook) is popular with families and college students, but every time I have been people have been respectful of each other. There are a few trails that lead up the mountain.
From this point it is under two miles to the top of Buffalo Peak, so four miles round trip. If you want to make it under a mile round trip, follow this short trail to Buffalo Peak.
Here are a few more detail shots of the views.
You can see several temples from this spot.
These shots are both looking southwest from the parking lot of the overlook, one in the summer and one in early fall.
It is a beautiful place to watch the sunset!
If you look directly west you see Utah Lake and the surrounding cities.
You can see how beautiful the fall leaves are here! These were taken a couple days ago, on September 11, 2020.
Some years autumn colors starts later. These were taken Oct. 1, 2022.
Stats: Distance – 0-2 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 0-2 hours
Elevation gain – 0-1400 feet
Difficulty – None-Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – No
Seasons to hike – May-October
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes
Another scenic drive that can actually be combined with this one is the Alpine Loop.
Other hikes nearby are Buffalo Peak Trail, Upper Quito Trail, Canyon Glen Loop, Springdell Cascade, Bridal Veil Falls, and Upper Falls.