Provo Canyon

Discover the natural allure of Provo Canyon, a breathtaking landscape nestled in the heart of Utah. Renowned for its scenic beauty and an abundance of recreational activities, Provo Canyon is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From the serene flow of the Provo River to the majestic Bridal Veil Falls, this picturesque canyon offers a diverse range of adventures, including longboarding, biking, rafting, and hiking.

Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat or an adrenaline-filled escapade, Provo Canyon is a destination that promises unforgettable experiences amidst its stunning mountainous backdrop.

Mount Timpanogos stands as a beacon for hikers. With two main trails – Timpooneke and Aspen Grove – each about 14 miles round trip, the hike to this 11,753-foot peak is an unforgettable experience. The best time to hike is July and August, avoiding the weekend crowds. Remember to bring navigation tools, extra water, appropriate clothing, and be mindful of altitude sickness and weather conditions.

The 20-mile Alpine Loop drive, open from late May to late October, winds through American Fork and Provo Canyons. Witness stunning views of Mount Timpanogos and visit attractions like Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Sundance. The drive is not recommended for large vehicles and requires a recreation pass for use of facilities in the area.

Kyhv Peak provides spectacular views of Provo and Hobble Creek Canyons. Accessible via Squaw Peak Road, the mostly dirt road leads to breathtaking vistas of the valley and surrounding peaks. The road is open from mid-May to mid-October and is ideal for mountain biking and four-wheeling adventures.

1. Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Utah’s Most Famous Waterfall

Bridal Veil Falls, a natural highlight in Provo Canyon, offers an easily accessible trail for all to enjoy. The park includes picnic areas, barbecue grills, and a paved trail to the falls. While the tram is no longer in operation, the area remains a popular spot for a scenic and relaxing visit.

2. Provo River Rafting

Boy on a tube on the Provo River

Float the Provo River

Tubing or Rafting on the Provo River is a summer favorite, offering a refreshing 4.5-mile float that takes about 1-2 hours. Start at Lower Provo River Park near Deer Creek Reservoir and end at Vivian Park. For convenience and safety, consider using a tour company like High Country Adventure or Pro Rafting Tours, offering tube rentals, life jackets, and shuttle services. Remember to wear a life jacket, steer clear of the railroad trestle, and respect the natural surroundings.

3. Provo River Trail

Longboarding Provo Canyon

Biking, Longboarding, & Walking

Provo River Trail, stretching 15 miles from Vivian Park to Utah Lake, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re on a longboard, bike, or scooter, this trail promises scenic beauty and a touch of adventure. One of the highlights is the 6-mile downhill journey through Provo Canyon, offering a safe and scenic route ideal for beginners and seasoned riders alike. Experience the splendor of Bridal Veil Falls and the soothing ambiance of the Provo River along the way.

4. Provo Canyon Parks

Nunn's Park

Parks and Recreation

Provo Canyon is home to several parks offering a range of activities. Mount Timpanogos Park features hiking trails, a dog park, and biking trails. Nunn’s Park, named after hydroelectric pioneer L.L. Nunn, offers camping, fishing, and picnicking opportunities. Vivian Park, a historic site in Provo Canyon, provides pavilions, fishing, playgrounds, and is a stop for the Heber Creeper Railroad.

Sundance Mountain Resort

Utah Valley's Mountain Retreat


Summer at Sundance Mountain Resort is a time for adventure and rejuvenation. Embrace the warm weather with outdoor activities like mountain biking, horseback riding, and ziplining, offering panoramic views of Utah's stunning landscapes. For a more relaxed pace, enjoy yoga sessions in nature or creative art classes. Sundance in summer epitomizes a perfect blend of excitement and tranquility, set against the backdrop of Utah's beautiful mountains.


Winter at Sundance Mountain Resort brings a snowy paradise, ideal for ski enthusiasts and lovers of serene winter landscapes. The resort offers a variety of skiing and snowboarding experiences for all levels, along with the unique charm of night skiing. Off the slopes, indulge in cozy dining or relax at the spa, making Sundance a perfect winter retreat for both action-packed adventures and peaceful relaxation amidst snow-covered scenery.