The opposite of a date hike—yes, the "break-up" hike
Distance: 13 miles round-trip
Elevation gain: 4,700 feet
Time: Eight-plus hours. Another must-do for the hardcore hiker.
Trail: Bruiser. It's quite the climb (almost 12K feet). There are two trails up Mt. Timpanogos, but this is the most well-traveled. It's a gradual climb, but your quads will burn less than halfway up. Stick it out, because the views over Provo and beyond are... Well, you'll just have to find out for yourself. Bring a date only if you're both hikers. If not, this may actually be the hike that breaks you up, but maybe that's why you want to take it.
Who you'll see: BYU students, BYU professors, power couples, the occasional Utah hippie and ultra-runners.
How to get there: I-15 to State Route 92 to American Fork. Go straight nine miles into the Timpooneke Campground (yep, you're gonna need a permit).
Notable: Even though it's a bit tougher then most, you're not going to need the mountaineering skills, just plenty of water.
Apres-hike: Toast at the Tree Room at Sundance Resort, 801-225-4107