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Sun, Jul 13



Operation PROVO PEAK

One of our toughest events of 2025.

Operation PROVO PEAK
Operation PROVO PEAK

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2025, 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Provo, Provo, UT 84604, USA

About the Event

Operation PROVO PEAK

July 13, 2025 | Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Distance: 12 +/- miles

Weight: 20 lbs dry

Elevation: 6,549 +/- elevation gain

Brief Start Time: Sunday, July 13, 2025 at 0600 hrs

Event Start Time: Sunday, July 13, 2025 at 0630 hrs

Start Location: Y Hike Parking Lot, Provo, UT

Event Finish Time: Sunday, July 13, 2025 at 1800 hrs

Finish Location: Y Hike Parking Lot, Provo, UT


This out-and-back route is for those seeking a serious challenge. Provo Peak, towering just over 11,000 ft, is the highest feature around, calling candidates from Provo town to conquer the summit and back. Climbing over 6,500 ft of elevation in just 6 miles, Operation PROVO PEAK is tailor-made for thrill-seekers and those who crave the most demanding challenges in the majestic Utah mountains. Type-2 fun at its best.


Candidates must carry 20 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 12 +/- mile route in under 8 hours to pass and under 6 hours to earn the GBF Operation PROVO PEAK Dog Tag. The winner will earn the elite Gold Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at the Y Hike Parking Lot. At 0600 hours, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0630 hours.

Service Support

Mapping. GBF events use the AllTrails app for navigation. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too.

Route. Ensure you download the map for offline use. Cell service is not guaranteed. The route for Operation PROVO PEAK is here.

Weight. Candidates must carry a minimum of 20 lbs dry (i.e. without food and water) in a backpack. Weight vests or sandbags are not permitted.


Mandatory Equipment

Strongly Recommended

Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice. A warm jacket is strongly recommended for the top of the peak.

Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

Water. There will be bottled water at the finish point. Candidates should carry enough water to last the route distance plus 3 additional miles, in case they get lost.

Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 energy bars and 0.5 liters of water as emergency rations.

Medical. Every candidate requires a personal medical kit. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions before starting the event.

Transportation. Transport to and from the event will be at the candidate's arrangement.

Command and Signal. GBF HQ: 941-993-9432

The Fine Print

Numbers. Maximum number of candidates 15. Minimum number of candidates 5.

Refunds. Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher to use towards future events. Refunds must be requested 30 days before the event start date.

Event Changes. Slight changes to any event including, but not limited to route changes, brief times, start locations, and other details are under the discretion of GBF Staff.


  • Operation PROVO PEAK

    Tax: +$5.95 Tax



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