Provo Canyon located east of Utah Valley splits between Mount Timpanogos on the north and Mount Cascade on the south. The canyon extends from Orem on the west end to Deer Creek State Park on the east. U.S. Route 189 runs through the canyon giving access to canyon attractions that include Vivian Park and Bridal Veil Falls. The Heber Valley Historic Railroad operates passenger trains through the canyon year-round. One of the canyon’s main features is the Provo River, a Blue Ribbon fishery and popular rafting and tubing destination.
The Alpine Loop begins at the mouth of American Fork Canyon on SR-92 and follows the canyon to its crest at 8,000 feet. From the summit, the road winds down towards Provo Canyon and US-189. The Loop consistently makes my to ten most beautiful fall drives and provides access to Timpanogos Cave, trail heads that lead to the top of Mt. Timpanogos, and Robert Redford’s year-round Sundance Mountain Resort. The loop has also become a popular route for road cyclists as showcased in one of the most grueling stages in the Tour of Utah pro cycling race. Note: The Alpine Loop is a paved road, without centerline markings for most of the route. Because of the steep grades and narrow, blind curves, pulling trailer is prohibited.
Things to do: Zipline, River Raft, River Tube, Kayak/Canoe, Fly Fish, Ski, Snowboard, Horseback Ride, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Scenic Drive, Scenic Chairlift Rides, Hike, Off-road
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