10 Best Places for Outdoor Activities in Provo

10 Best Places for Outdoor Activities in Provo

Need ideas for the best places for camping, hiking, mountain biking, or just trails to take a leisurely walk? Check out this short guide to some of the best places for outdoor activities in Provo!

Camping

Provo Area Campground

  • Camping in April-October

 

Hiking

Botany Pond

  • BYU Campus
  • Features a waterfall, good for all skill levels. Primarily used for birding and walking
  • Accessible: April-October

 

Squaw Peak Trail

  • 7 mile out and back trail with a river, rated as difficult.
  • Primarily used for birding, hiking, and rock climbing.
  • Dogs are able to use the trail on a leash.
  • Accessible: March-November

 

Buffalo Peak Trail

  • 1 mile out and back trail, offering scenic views and good for all skill levels.
  • Primarily used for hiking
  • Accessible: May-October

 

Bridal Veil Falls Trail

  • Popular, short trail that peels off the Provo River Trail and goes a short distance to the base of the falls for all skill levels.
  • Accessible: April-October

 

The “Y” Mountain Trail

  • 2.4 mile out and back trail, primarily used for hiking
  • Accessible: Year-Round

 

Bonneville Shortline Trail

  • 6.8 mile out and back trail running from Springville to Provo Canyon, moderate level of difficulty
  • Accessible: Year Round

 

Windy Pass

  • 7 mile out and back trail for very experienced outdoorsmen. Primarily used for hiking.
  • Accessible: July-October

 

Mountain Biking

Sundance

  • 20 mile multiple route trail, rated moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.

 

Alpine Loop

  • Alpine Loop is a 8.5 mile loop trail with a chance to see wildlife. This trail is rated as moderate.
  • Primarily used for nature trips, road biking, and scenic driving
  • Accessible: June-October

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