Provo River Parkway

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain1,419ft
Trailhead Elevation5,202ft
Elevation Min/Max4810/5215ft
Elevation Start/End5202/5202ft

Provo River Parkway

Provo River Parkway is a hiking and biking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Riverside Park, Fort Utah Park, Paul Ream Wilderness park, Vivian Park, and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 15.8 miles long and begins at 5,202 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,419 feet. The Upper Falls Picnic Area picnic site can be seen along the trail. There are also restroom, a water, shelters, and drinking water along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Bonneville Shoreline Trail and Great Western Trail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Greg Witt
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"The Provo River Parkway is a community treasure, connecting residents with the river, mountains, waterfalls, parks, shopping, work, and Provo’s history. As the parkway follows the course of the river, you’re constantly exposed to the life of the river—trout fishing, waterfowl, and riparian plants. Take the trail in bitesize pieces and enjoy." Read more
Fly Fishing Utah (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)
Steve Schmidt
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"The lower Provo is Utah’s best wild brown trout stream. Shadowed by spectacular Mount Timpanogas, the lower section of the Provo flows from Deer Creek Dam through the narrow confines of Provo Canyon. Considered a classic nymphing river, the Provo has prolific hatches that produce tremendous dry fly fishing as well. Although not as easy to fish as other waters in the state, the seven-mile blue ribbon stretch of the lower Provo between Olmstead Diversion Dam and Deer Creek Dam, is still a popular destination for anglers from all over the West. Recent increases in the numbers of rainbows and cutthroats have added to the diversity of this lower section. Because of its proximity to the major population centers along the Wasatch front range, the blue ribbon section of the lower Provo is under tremendous pressure from anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts during the warmer months from late spring to early fall. Types of Fish: Wild browns and stocked rainbows and cutthroats. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use." Read more
Scenic Driving Utah (Falcon Guides)
Joe Bensen revised and updated by Christy Karras
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"A 32-mile alpine canyon drive, with an attractive branch drive to Cascade Springs and Timpanogos Cave. This drive combines the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway with two extremely beautiful scenic backways: the Alpine Scenic Loop and the Cascade Springs Scenic Backway. Taken together, these three short drives offer an extended look at the lovely alpine landscape and forests blanketing the foot of rugged Mount Timpanogos. Special attractions: Bridal Veil Falls, Heber Creeper Railroad, Sundance Resort, spectacular views of Mount Timpanogos, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Cascade Springs, and autumn colors on the Alpine Loop Scenic Backway. Nearby attractions: Camp Floyd and Pony Express Trail, Utah Lake and Provo attractions, Park City and Deer Valley resorts, and Mt. Nebo and Mirror Lake scenic drives. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more." Read more

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Fort Utah Park
Ulina-Wasatch Cache National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Bridal Veil Falls, Orem, Provo
Local Maps

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Dec 2018