The occasional mountain goat can be spotted on these high cliffs with the help of binoculars. Bridal Veil Falls highlights the drive where parking, restrooms and a trail to the falls make for a delightful stop. This well-photographed site can be captured from an overlook on the highway or at the base of the falls.
The wide flatwater of the Provo River, consistently full of fishermen, creates a feeling of peace along this drive. Above the canyon, the highway passes Deer Creek Reservoir, tucked at the base of towering Mount Timpanogos and dotted with sailboats and sailboards most days of summer. The reservoir's sandy beach is a fun stop and a campground on the shoreline is available for overnight stays. Picnic areas with restrooms are available at Deer Creek and near the lower end of the canyon. Several pullouts along the highway access the Provo River. This paved route is 24 miles from Heber City to the mouth of the canyon near Provo. The lower portion of the canyon is four-lane separated highway and the upper portion is under construction, expanding to a multi-lane highway; expect some construction delays. The Alpine Loop Scenic Backway can also be reached from this highway by turning off at the Sundance exit onto State Route 92. US Hwy 189 can be accessed from the south end of Main Street in Heber City
An overview of Provo Canyon, taken from the road, approximately one mile north of the Sundance turnoff. The river is widely known as one of the best brown trout fisheries in the nation.
1. Head southwest on Ut-189 toward W 2400 S
2. Continue on US-189
Provo Canyon Sceninc Byway
Provo, UT 84601