Provo Canyon

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Provo Canyon, Fall 2006

Provo Canyon is a canyon located in unincorporated Utah County, Utah, USA and Wasatch County, Utah. Provo Canyon splits between Mount Timpanogos on the north and Mount Cascade on the south. The canyon extends from Orem on the west end to Heber City on the east. The canyon's main thoroughfare is U.S. Route 189. Attractions in Provo Canyon include Vivian Park and Bridal Veil Falls. The Heber Valley Historic Railroad operates passenger trains through the canyon.[1] The Provo River has carved out the canyon over time along with the forces of erosion.

Provo Canyon syncline.jpg

Utah State Route 92, also called the Alpine Loop Highway, intersects with US-189, providing access to Sundance Resort, Timpanogos Cave, and elsewhere.

Ted Bundy[edit]

Ted Bundy explains in an interview, that he was able to lead a girl up to a trail in Provo Canyon, and then proceeded to kill her. However right after the Ted had killed her he heard two people heading through the trail and hid in the trees just in time. He said he saw a man bump into the body and for some reason he and his friend turned around and ran away.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Wrinn, Jim, ed. (2009). Tourist Trains Guidebook. Waukesha, Wisc.: Kalmbach Publishing. p. 232. ISBN 978-0-87116-273-1. 

External links[edit]

Campbell, Eugene E. An Outline History of Provo Canyon. Provo, Utah: L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University.

Coordinates: 40°19′45″N 111°37′33″W / 40.32917°N 111.62583°W / 40.32917; -111.62583