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What to Do in Provo: The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Free Entrance Days at Utah's National Parks

National Parks Service
January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
April 21, 2018 (First day of National Park Week)
September 22, 2018 (National Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2018 (Veterans Day)

Scenic Spots

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls  Approximately 2 ½ miles up Provo Canyon (Hwy 189) on the right side.

Look for Bridal Veil Falls signs for when to exit highway.

Getting to Provo Canyon: Both 800 North in Orem (heading east) and University Ave in Provo (heading north) merge into Hwy 189 (Provo Canyon).

Cascade Springs

Cascade Springs From American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92) take Forest Road 114 to Cascade Springs.

Deer Creek State Park

Deer Creek State Park Provo Canyon (Hwy 189)

Payson Lakes

Payson Lakes Nebo Scenic Byway

Provo River

Provo River Provo Canyon (Hwy 89) 

Salem Ponds

what to do outdoors salem ponds Near Main Street
Salem, Utah

Utah Lake State Park

Utah Lake State Park Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street
Provo, Utah

Scenic Drives

Alpine Scenic Loop

American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92) to Provo Canyon | Provo Canyon to American Fork Canyon

Route 1: Take Exit 284 east on Hwy 92 which goes straight to the canyon.
Route 2: Take Exit 275 east. Follow the road as it curves right and becomes Center Street. Turn left on 100 East (UT-146) and follow it to American Fork Canyon.

 

Nebo Loop Scenic Byway

Route: I-15 Exit 250 (1st Payson Exit). Turn left onto Payson Main Street (UT-77). Travel south until Main Street intersects with 100 North (UT-198). Turn left and travel east to 600 East, then turn right on 600 East. Continue south to the entrance of Payson Canyon and the beginning of the National Scenic Byway.

 

Cascade Springs Scenic Highway

Route: From American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92) take Forest Road 114 to Cascade Springs.

 

Provo Canyon Scenic Byway

Route: From 800 North in Orem or University Ave in Provo, follow the road to Hwy 189 which ends in Heber City, Utah

Hiking/Biking

Battle Creek Canyon Falls

Battle Creek Canyon

Battle Creek Falls                                                                             Follow 200 South to the Kiwanis Park. The trail starts in the parking lot.
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Bennie Creek Trail

Bennie Creek Bennie Creek Trail
Nebo Scenic Byway 

Big Springs Trail

Big Springs Trail The Big Springs Trailhead is accessed at the parking lot at Big Springs Park. The trail is one of Provo's longest and most beautiful trails extending through Big Springs Canyon and meets up with Rock Canyon Trail. It is accessible to hikers, bicycles, and horses.

Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Bonneville Shoreline Trail Bonneville Shoreline Trail
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a state-wide trail system that is designed to run the length of the foothills of the Wasatch Front from Nephi to Cache Valley. There are several points of access in Utah County for this trail.

Cascade Saddle Trail

Cascade Saddle Trail The Cascade Saddle Trailhead is the same as the Big Springs Trailhead.  The two trails are accessed at the upper parking lot of Big Springs Park, and they split after crossing a footbridge.

Cascade Springs Interpretive Trail

Cascade Springs Interpretive Trail

Cascade Springs Nature Trail                                                          

From American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92) take Forest Road 114 to Cascade Springs.

Dry Canyon Trail

Dry Canyon Take 2000 North to Dry Canyon Drive which turns into a dirt road. Park at the mouth of the canyon.
Orem, Utah

Dry Creek Canyon Trail

Dry Creek Canyon Dry Creek Canyon
Alpine, Utah
Trail begins at the end of Grove Drive.

Fifth Water Trail

what-to-do-outdoors-fifth-water-trail Fifth Water Trail
From Spanish Fork Canyon take the road to Diamond Fork Canyon.

Five Senses Nature Trail

what-to-do-outdoors-five-sense-nature-trail Near Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center
American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92)

Geneva Road Trailhead

Geneva Road Trailhead (Provo River Trail) Starts at 350 North Geneva Road (2050 West)
Provo, Utah

Great Western Trail

The Great Western Trail Great Western Trail
3000 miles of trails from Canada to Mexico. There are several points of access in Utah County for this trail.

Grotto Trail

what-to-do-outdoors-grotto Grotto Trail
Nebo Scenic Byway

Grove Creek Trail

what-to-do-outdoors-grove-creek-trail

Grove Creek Trail
The trail starts in the parking lot at the end of Grove Creek Drive
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Hobble Creek Trail

Hobble Creek Trail Hobble Creek Trail

Lakeview Parkway Trail

Lakeview Parkway Trail Lakeview Parkway Trail
The 3.7 mile-long Lakeview Parkway and Trail that runs parallel to the road on its south side stretches from I-15 to the Provo Municipal Airport and has access points at 1860 South (via the walkway that crosses at I-15 from the East Bay Technology Park), 500 West, 1100 West, and 3110 West near the airport.

Mount Timpanogos Trail

Mount Timpanogos Trail Aspen Grove Trailhead: From the North Fork of Provo Canyon (Hwy 89) past Sundance. The trailhead starts in the parking lot just past the Ranger Fee station.
Timpooneke Trailhead: South Fork of American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92) to Timpooneke Campground.

Murdock Canal Trail

Murdock Canal Trail Murdock Canal Trail

Provo River Trail

Provo River Trail Provo River Trail
The Provo River Parkway Trail is a nine-mile section of trail that begins at Utah Lake State Park and winds along the Provo River for five miles and then along University Avenue to the mouth of Provo Canyon (Hwy 189).

Rock Canyon Trail

Rock Canyon Trail The trail starts in the parking lot at 2300 North 1450 East
Provo, Utah

Slate Canyon Trail

Slate Canyon Trail Slate Canyon Trail

Stewart Falls Trail

what-to-do-outdoors-stewart-falls Stewart Falls Trail
Aspen Grove Trailhead: Take the North Fork of Provo Canyon (Hwy 89) past Sundance. The trailhead starts in the parking lot just after the Ranger Fee station.

Sundance Trailhead: There is also another trailhead starting in the Sundance Resort parking lot.

Sundance Trails

what to do outdoors sundance Hiking and Biking at Sundance Resort

Tibble Fork Trail

Tibble Fork Trail American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92). Take the North Fork to Tibble Creek Reservoir. The trail begins on the mountain side across the reservoir. The trails goes to the summit of the Alpine Loop road.

Timpanogos Cave

Timpanogos Cave Timpanogos Cave
American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92)

Timpooneke Trail to Scout Falls

Timpooneke Trail to Scout Falls Take the South Fork of American Fork Canyon (Hwy 92) to Timpooneke Campground.

Y Mount Trail to the "Y"

Y Mount Trail to the "Y" Drive towards the mountains (east) on 820 North. Turn Right when you get to Terrace Drive (the last right you can take) and that road will take you up to the Y Mountain trailhead parking lot.
Provo, Utah

 

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