I caught a break in the weather and decided to try something new (but that looked easy) for the first hike of the season. I remember seeing a Forest Service sign for “Curly Springs #051” on the way down Battle Creek canyon a few times and decided try it out.
The trailhead is accessed from Battle Creek (#050) about 1.25 miles up the trail.
Make a sharp U-turn to the right and cross the creek. The trail then makes a gentle ascent (about 500 feet over the remaining mile of trail) to a saddle and then to a high point that overlooks Utah Valley.
Views of Timpanogos are excellent from this perspective.
The views of the valley to the west and south are almost as good as Big Baldy (which is just around the corner to the south; read about summiting in 2020 or 2021), but Mahogany Mountain (read the disasterous summit of 2020 or the less disasterous summit of 2021) blocks the view of Little Cottonwood Canyon ridge.
This is a hike I would take a friend on, or anyone who hasn’t done a lot of hiking but is in good shape. My ascent was about 1h 15m for 2.31 miles.
Last modified on 2022-05-19