Hope Campground is located near Provo Canyon along Squaw Peak Road at an elevation of 6,500 feet. This primitive site is popular for its close proximity to Orem and Provo, Utah. Countless recreational activities are available in the surrounding area.
Biking, Campfire Rings, Drinking Water, Grills, Hiking, Host, Picnic Area, Trails, Vault Toilets
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Reviewed by UtahTabby on November 13, 2013
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We camped here a couple of times with kids and dog, we camp during the week so it is empty and we can let dog run loose. Nice spots, decent bathrooms, on top of heavily forested mountain so lots of steep switchbacks getting up to it, not for those afraid of steep drop-offs / fear of heights. Both times we tent camped, I would not want to pull a trailer up steep switchbacks like that. (I don't know if you are allowed to anyway.) Nice big rocks around to climb on. Once I left early to go to work, so hubby and little kids hiked down the trail nearby to the Provo Canyon trail-head park at base of mountain, and I picked them up there later. It was a long walk for little kids and they saw a SNAKE!! haha scary for little town kids. Our older kids were fine, since it was mostly all downhill anyway. Fun for playing in leaves during fall and seeing fall colors. I did not see any ATVs or horses in camp. Not any fishing I can recall without going all the way down to the bottom of canyon which would be a pain. I think there are serious-hiking trails that go UP from this campground. It seems to be a new-to-camping city-person campground since it is so close to Provo, but would be OK for a backpacker that is using it as a base to prepare for an overnight hike on up the mountain. If using a pit-vault bathroom and making s'mores is 'exciting!' to you, you would probably really like this campground, unless you hate driving up a million switchbacks. I prefer camping where there is a little more room to move around, more stuff to do other than hiking and being able to look at views. I gave it a 4 because of those endless switchbacks "Are we THERE yet?"
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