Utah Valley CVB

  • -A / A / +A
  • Email this page
  • Print this Page

Alpine Loop Scenic Backway

Alpine Loop Scenic Backway Alpine Loop Scenic Backway Alpine Loop Scenic Backway
SR-92, American Fork Canyon, UT 84003

Accessibility: From Salt Lake City: Take Interstate 15 south (just after the point of the mountain) to Exit 284 (Highland/Alpine) and travel East, this will take you directly into the American Fork Canyon/Alpine Loop. From Provo: Take University Ave and travel north to Provo Canyon, approximately 12 miles, turn left shortly after the tunnel onto HWY 92, which will take you also to Sundance.
Driving Time: Plan one hour for travel time to drive the loop. This Backway is 20 miles long.
The Uinta National Forest's Alpine Scenic Loop begins at the mouth of American Fork Canyon on SR-92 at 5,000 feet and follows the canyon to its crest at 8,000 feet. From the summit, the road winds down toward Provo Canyon and US-189. (UDOT has announced the road will open May 24, 2013)
Lush vegetation characterizes this route. At the summit of American Fork Canyon, vistas of Mt. Timpanogos are visible through impressive aspen groves. Campgrounds and picnic areas are numerous. This Alpine Loop also provides access to Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Sundance Ski and Summer Resort. Trails lead from the road into the Mt. Timpanogos and Lone Peak Wilderness areas.
This Backway is a particularly popular autumn drive. September 14-24 is expected to feature the height of the season's fall colors. However, there are still plenty of beautiful colors through mid-October.
The Alpine Loop is a paved, two lane road. Because of the steep grade and narrow curves, pulling trailers is prohibited. The road is closed in the winter due to snow, but is available for snowmobile travel. 

Features & Amenities

  • Pet Friendly


  • Family Activity
  • Hiking
  • Kids
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Scenic Drives
  • Winter Sports
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Rock Climbing

Credit Cards Accepted

  • None

Send To Friend
Your Friend's Email Address:
Your Name:
Your Email Address:
Message (optional):