Provo/Utah Valley Area Scenic Byways
Scenic drives in the Provo area allow people to experience the canyons and mountains, and provide access to recreational areas.
Hwy 92, the Alpine Loop, circles around the east side of Mt Timpanogos, past Sundance Resort. The highway runs up American Fork Canyon and then climbs Timpanogos ridges before dropping down into Provo Canyon, where it meets Hwy 189. The south end, from Hwy 198 up to Sundance, is open year-round. Other parts of the loop are closed by winter snow. Fall colors are also spectacular along this roadway.
The Nebo Loop runs between Payson and Nephi, circling through Payson Canyon and across the east side of Mount Nebo. Popular fishing and camping spots are located at beautiful small lakes near the top of Payson Canyon. This is one of our best drives to see fall colors. The road is closed by deep snow during winter. Snowmobiles are allowed to operate along some parts of the loop.
Provo Canyon Byway
Hwy 189 follows the Provo River between Provo and Heber, through scenic Provo Canyon and around Deer Creek Reservoir. The highway is kept open year-round and is used by commuters as well as people enjoying the scenery.
For additional information on all Utah Valley events and attractions, contact the Utah Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, (801) 851-2100.
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