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. Activities you can participate in at Sundance include mountain biking, riding a scenic lift ride up the mountain side, hike up to the beautiful Stewart falls and now with their new attraction you can enjoy zip lining. During the winter, you can ski or snowboard! If you're not in the mood for an activity such as those you can enjoy some shopping, dining or snacking at their deli. Sundance is also known for their beautiful little cottages up in the mountains where you can stay for one to multiple nights. All of this beautiful and fun stuff is located only about 15 minutes up the Provo Canyon.


  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