Alpine Loop Scenic Backway
|In the shadow of 11,750-foot Mt. Timpanogos, this Utah favorite affords the visitor spectacular views of and access to the Timpanogos and Lone Peak Wilderness Areas. Lush vegetation and alpine vistas viewed through aspen groes surround campgrounds, trails, and some of Utah Countys favorite attractions. This backway is a paved, two-lane road.|
Because of the steep grade and narrow curves, pulling trailers is prohibited. On its northwestern end, the backway descends into American Fork Canyon. This intimate canyon features towering rock formations, picnic areas, and campgrounds. The challenging vertical surfaces are a favorite for rock and mountain climbers.
Access: At the mouth of American Fork Canyon (I-15 Exit #287 to Utah Road 92), OR enter U-92 from Provo Canyon (US-189). Nominal use fee required if stops are made along the way.
Length: 24 miles (approximately 1 hour)
Season: Closed in the winter. Contact the Utah Department of Transportation (801-227-8000) for road conditions and further information.