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spitzy135
Buffalo, NY820 contributions
Oct 2021
We enjoyed a beautiful scenic fall drive from Heber City through Provo Canyon south on Route 189. The first week in October was the perfect time to see the aspens at their golden peak.

This entire route was a pleasant picturesque drive on a sunny fall afternoon. Heber Valley was prettier than we expected, and the drive through Provo Canyon had surprisingly dramatic scenery as you drive through the rugged valley.

As we drove south from Heber through the canyon, there were scenic pullouts located on the left side of the road. Not to worry, as these pull outs are easily accessible from either direction. They are nice places to stop along the way, take a few gorgeous pictures and stretch your legs. If you have time, make sure to take a short ‘hike” to Bridal Veil Falls which can be seen from the upper parking lot pullout.

As we were driving past the Deer Creek Reservoir just south of Heber City, we caught several kite surfing enthusiasts thoroughly taking advantage of the glorious fall afternoon. Our fall drive was beautiful, but honestly the scenery here would be gorgeous any time of the year!
Written October 15, 2021
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traveldivachica
Orem, UT23 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I am so spoiled living in Utah County. My home is literally door step to Provo River 10 minutes. I drive this beautiful canyon all 4 seasons with different weather patterns / seasonal changes that only inspire us greatly with each turn, sounds and views.
YOU MUST drive this Provo Canyon and become inspired by its tall granite rocks formations, waterfalls, reservoirs, and sounds of the river. Watch every late Fall the return of the Bald Eagles that perches on a tall dead tree fishing in the river. We have seen him every year now for the past at least 7 while on our way to the Nordic Center at Sundance Ski Resort. Stop along the way at any of the 5 parks, take a railroad ride to Heber Valley.
Did you know you can camp along the Provo River, rent a raft or sit on a float devise down the river. Of course fly fish the Provo world class River all year long.
This Canyon will inspire all of us all the time.
Written May 9, 2018
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Stevan D
Provo, UT289 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
We live just a mile or so from the mouth of Provo Canyon, actually just a few feet from Provo Canyon Road, which turns into HWY 189 and will take you from the outskirts of the cities of Provo and Orem, to Sundance (turnoff), Midway (turnoff), Heber City, Park City, and beyond. So you should consider this review very much as coming from an insider, having lived in this community for over 35 years. Provo Canyon is spectacular! You can tent camp, or visit one of several fully developed campground/park areas featuring pavilions, BBQ pits, restrooms, and nature trails. You can hike, or you can bicycle or longboard or roller skate along the Provo River Trailway, fully paved and dutifully maintained. You can fish, or picnic along the shore and watch the fishermen haul in trout, bass, and other species in abundance. You can marvel at the 600 foot waterfall drop of Bridal Veil Falls, grab an antique narrow-gauge train ride on the Heber Valley Railway, or ride a motorcycle to the top of South Fork Canyon. You can launch your ski boat, fishing boat, paddle boat, or wind surfer on Deer Creek Reservoir, or in the Winter months, drill a hole in the ice, and catch a fish. I could go on and on. If you are visiting Utah County (just 30 minutes South of Salt Lake City off Interstate 15), and you have a day or more to enjoy this natural wonderland, we welcome your visit to our hidden gem, Provo Canyon. It is rarely crowded (except perhaps on major Summertime holidays), almost always accessible (unless in the middle of a snow storm, which does happen!), and stunningly beautiful all year long and in any Season.
Written January 4, 2016
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Chris B
Boise, ID681 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Last time I was up here it was 30 years ago and I forgot how beautiful it was. Make sure you give yourself enough time to stop and explore.
Written August 15, 2020
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Stacy B
Spanish Fork, UT27 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Provo Canyon is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever been through. Summer, fall, and yes -even winter, it’s majestic.
Written October 25, 2019
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dunbray
Provo, UT9 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
I drive this way all the time. When compared to going up the I-15 this is like heaven. There are rarely any traffic problems, you get to travel up a beautiful canyon and past 2 different reservoirs if you go all the way to Park City. There is camping and river tubing / rafting available in-season. Not a rough river. In fact some places you have to get out and carry your tube / kayak / raft and then put them back in. Water is icy cold. Don't forget to visit Bridal Veil falls. Easy walk with a nice falls at the end. Paved trails through a park.
Written June 18, 2018
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RustyWater
Royal Oaks, CA542 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Have driven Provo Canyon a few times this month. The views are different in each direction and well worth stopping at the view points to view the rugged geological formations of the mountains, including Bridal Veil Falls. The only problem is that most of the viewing areas are closed from November 1 until May 1. There are several
Roads and parks that still offer good viewing of the canyon walls. The snow levels change rapidly in April as the weather warms and the last of the winter storms blow thru. When everything opens up there is a walking trail along the river to enjoy.
Written April 16, 2018
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hikingmatt1
Pleasant Grove, UT25 contributions
Oct 2016
I have visited this canyon many times in my life. It is one of the prettiest canyons in Utah! With Provo river running through it, and jogging/biking trail that runs up the canyon, and the Sundance resort just a few miles up the canyon it is one of Utah's highlights.
Written May 22, 2017
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Kaye N
Provo, UT1,888 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Provo Canyon has so many great things to do and see: Bridal Veil Falls and the hikes around it, the canyon parks like Nunns and several others, the walking/biking trail that goes all the way to Utah Lake, High Adventure rafting, zipline companies, the turn-off to Squaw Peak overlook and the road that goes all the way over to Hobble Creek Canyon above Springville, a shooting range, etc. It's such a majestic canyon - just look at the geographic uplift of the rock - it's fascinating and amazing! There's so much to explore!
Written June 27, 2016
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vjeric
Salt Lake City, UT76 contributions
Sep 2015
Provo Canyon is a beautiful place to explore by car, bike, motorcycle etc. Hiking trails are abundant, including one of the most popular hikes, Stewart Falls. The last time my family hiked that trail we saw a moose, only 40 feet away. If you aren't sure about immersing yourself completely in nature, Robert Redford's resort Sundance is located up this direction and you can stop for lunch or stay at the hotel. They have summer theater, several activities, chairlift rides, etc. This canyon connects to American Fork Canyon that includes Cascade Springs and the infamous Timpanogas Cave. Both come highly recommended. If you drive this loop in the fall you are in for a real treat. The changing colors are amazing! Enjoy!
Written March 26, 2016
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