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Alpine Scenic Loop
A beautiful drive in Spring, Summer and expecially Fall (and closed to cars in the winter), The Alpine Loop in Northern Utah County is 20 miles through the scenic beauty of the Wasatch Mountains.

Not exactly a loop, one entrance point is on Hwy 189 in Provo Canyon, the other end at Hwy 92 and American Fork Canyon. The part of HWY 92 that goes through these mountains is what is considered the "loop".

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and several attractions (Sundance Ski Resort, Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Cascade Springs) are waiting to be explored along this long and winding road.

In the winter, the road is popular with cross country skiiers and snowmobilers.

There is a fee to travel this road, waived if someone in the car has a National Parks Pass.

2010 prices:
  •$6 (good for 3 days)
  •$12 pass (good for 7 days)
  •$45 annual pass

While the road is two-way, it is narrow and twisting and care (manners) should be given while driving it. Don't stop your car in the middle of the road just because you want to take a picture. Pull off at the next available turn out.

The scenery is stunning and nothing compares to the falll colors in this canyon. Views of Mount Timpanogos and impressive towering craggy peaks can be seen all along the journey.

Wildlife is also prevalent along the route. Watch for deer, elk, moose, coyote and even black bears.

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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