More Travel Facts for the Provo River Trail
Looking for a rail-trail adventure to break in your spring trail gear? Then take a trip through Utah's Provo Canyon on the Provo River Trail, where winter thaws into rushing rivers, waterfalls and a whole community of trail activities. Here are extended Travel Facts to help you plan a Utah getaway and stretch those restless legs.
[Read the full article to learn more about what gives this rail-trail its canyon-size charisma.]
Where to Stay
Choose from numerous chain hotels in Provo, or try the Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast (800.428.5636), housed in a grand Victorian home built in 1895. If you want something more scenic, head north to Sundance Resort (800.892.1600). This eco-friendly geta way, founded by actor Robert Redford, lies at the base of Mount Timpanogos and is surrounded by 6,000 acres of wilderness. You can also go camping at Nunns Park (801.851.8640) or Utah Lake State Park (801.375.0731).
Where to Eat
Locals love Cafe Rio Mexican Grill (801.375.5133), which serves up the tastiest burritos. Everything here is made fresh daily; although the line may be long, it's well worth the wait. If that's too crowded, another local recommended El Azteca (801.375.9690). For sushi, check out Osaka (801.373.1060); or, if you're craving pizza or pasta, head to Brick Oven (801.374.8800). At Sundance, enjoy a meal at the cozy Foundry Grill or, for more upscale dining, head to the Tree Room. Later, enjoy a cocktail at the Owl Bar, a restored 1890s bar that was moved from Wyoming to Sundance. On weekends, the Owl Bar hosts live entertainment.
What to Do
There's much to do at Sundance, like hiking (including a wonderful trail to Stewart Falls), biking, horseback riding, taking yoga and art classes and getting pampered at its "green" spa. Or try a float trip down the Provo River through High Country Rafting (801.224.2500); take a plunge at Provo's Seven Peaks Waterpark (801.377.4FUN), the largest waterpark in Utah; hike along one of the many trails in the area, including those around Bridal Veil Falls; or tour a cave at Timpanogos Cave National Monument (801.756.5238).
Mad Dog Cycles 936 E. 450 N.) in Provo rents road and hybrid bikes (801.356.7025).