Mt. Nebo Wilderness on south side of Santaquin Canyon. MORE INFO >>>
The Mount Nebo Wilderness boundary parallels approximately 100-200 yards south of the Santaquin Canyon road from the mouth of the canyon to Tinney Flat Campground. Wilderness rules apply within the wilderness area (nothing mechanized or motorized allowed, including power drills).
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Known for ice and mixed climbing, Santaquin Canyon is emerging as a rock climbing destination as well. Limestone cliffs and crags abound with numerous established bolted sport routes. During winter ice climbers will find a good mix of easy to difficult water ice routes.
Many, many more routes exist in Santaquin Canyon than are described on MountainProject. Information about the routes is generally unavailable online or in written form because of the developers' desires.
However, all necessary information can be obtained from Mountainworks, the local climbing shop.
- Drive to Santaquin on I-15 - Take the Santaquin exit 244 - Exit the freeway and turn EAST - Take the first RIGHT turn SOUTH onto Highland Drive. - Go south for one (1) mile down Highland Drive until you come to a stop sign where you must either turn left or right. TURN LEFT. - Drive into the canyon 3.8 miles to the Trumbolt Picnic Area (winter gate).
The canyon road closes for winter at Trumbolt Picnic Area around December 1st each year and re-opens in the spring by Memorial Day. In winter the road may be closed at the forest service sign about a mile down the road at the mouth of the canyon, depending snow conditions.
ATV use is illegal in Santaquin Canyon (fines up to $5,000). Snowmobiles are allowed if there is at least 12" of snow.