Although it is the third largest city in Utah, Provo isn’t a place that most people outside of the area have heard of. Located just 43 miles outside of Salt Lake City, Provo has a population of just over 116,000 and it’s only been growing over the last several years. While many people’s idea of city life is fast paced and slightly out of control, Provo tends to be the exact opposite. With plenty of beautiful natural attractions, Provo Utah is all about enjoying the best of what the world has to offer. With that being said, Provo is full of incredible places, and while having options is definitely a good thing, it can also be a little overwhelming. If you’re visiting Provo and want to take some time to experience the great outdoors, you’ve picked the perfect place to do it. Here are five awesome outdoor places to visit in Provo Utah.
There’s no better way to enjoy fresh air than to do it in an incredible place. If you love hiking and rock climbing then no visit to Provo can be complete without stopping by Rock Canyon. Known for its beautiful views, Rock Canyon is home to several mines and caves and is perfect for hanging out and observing the beauty of nature. The canyon is also home to several big game animals and visitors may get the chance to get a glimpse of deer, sheep, and other animals.
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Bridal Veil Falls
Every once in a while you stumble across a place so beautiful that you have to tell everyone you know about it; Bridal Veil Falls is one of those places. With that being said, you may have seen quit a few waterfall in your life, but chances are you’ve never seen anything like this. If you’re looking for a simple way to take in some of the incredible natural surroundings, this place better find its way onto your list. The 607 foot waterfall is a site that even avid nature lovers can’t help be wowed by.
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Mount Timpanogos is easily one of the most beautiful attractions in the area. No matter the time of year, this incredibly high mountain is impossible to ignore. While some people prefer to just admire the space from afar, the area is also a great place for hikers looking for an adventurous challenge. Mount Timpanogos has even become so popular that it has served as the inspiration for folktales and even a ballet. If you have to enjoy the outdoors, you might as well do it in an awesome place like this.
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Seven Peaks Resort Water Park
On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than cooling off at the pool. Well, why settle for a pool when you can have an entire water park? Provo Utah’s Seven Peaks is a popular place to go during the warmer months for people who are looking to have some fun in the sun and relax. The space features nearly two dozen interesting water slides, each ranked from low to high intensity. If you have kids, a trip to this park might be especially fun and it won’t be hard to find some attractions that are appropriate for people of all ages. Plus, admission in to the park is only $29.99 for people over 48 inches tall.
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Utah Lake State Park
Opened in 1970, the Utah Lake State Park has a little something for everyone. The park boasts park of Utah Lake which is the state’s largest fresh water lake. Throughout the year, countless people flock into the park to enjoy activities such as camping, swimming, and hiking. Whether you’re looking to go on an adventure or just sit back with a good book and enjoy some peace and quiet, Utah Lake State Park will definitely be able to accommodate you.
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