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Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

The 26-mile Alpine Loop Scenic Byway connects the Provo and American Fork Canyons, with thrilling views of Sundance sky resort and the backside of Mount Timpanogos.

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

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Provo, UT 84601
United States
Website: www.provo.org
Ride Distance: 26.5 miles
Directions: From Provo: Take US-189 up Provo Canyon, turn left at Utah State Route 92 junction heading toward Sundance following 92 down American Fork Canyon
Description: The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway runs on the backside of Mount Timpanogos, connecting Provo and American Fork Canyon. US-189 climbs up Provo Canyon, with riders hanging a left at the turn for SR-92 and the road up to Sundance ski resort.Sundance is a popular tourist stop and great place to stretch your legs on the short hike to its waterfall. Famous local resident Robert Redford filmed much of the movie Jeremiah Johnson on backside of Timpanogos, with the tall glacier capped peaks dominating the vista as the road narrows past Sundance into an extremely narrow two-lane road, essentially a glorified single lane road in many places. The Alpine Loop past Sundance is closed most of the year, open only between May and the first snows of the season, typically October or November. Exiting out American Fork Canyon, SR-92 goes past Timpanogos Cave, a thrilling hike up the cliffs from the visitor's center to the cave entrance.

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Comments
Bart Madson   January 31, 2011 10:46 AM
Raised just south of this ride, and Alpine Loop was a favorite family drive while growing up. The backside of Timp is amazing and I'd love to go back an ride the Alpine Loop one day. Reccomend the short hike to the waterfalls at Sundance.