Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
Provo, UT 84601
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.