The Provo River
The Provo River is a primary drainage system of the Great Basin. The river starts in the high Uinta Mountains and flows westward toward the Jordanelle Reservoir.
The river flows southward from the Jordanelle Dam through the Heber Valley Deer Creek Reservoir. From the Deer Creek Reservoir, the river flows Southwest through Provo Canyon (just south of Mount Timpanogos). The river empties into the Utah Lake near Provo, Utah.
The river between Utah Lake and the Great Salt Lake is called the Jordan River.
For some reason that I have yet to fathom, the section of the Provo River in the Uinta Mountains is administered by the Wasatch Cache National Forest. The section of the river that flows through the Wasatch Mountains is administered by the Uinta National Forest.
- Uinta Mountains (51 pictures) The Provo River starts in the Uinta Mountains and flows westward.
- Provo River Falls (17 pictures) This gallery includes multiple images of the Provo River Falls in the Uinta Mountains.
- Mirror Lake Highway (167 pictures) The Mirror Lake Road provides access to the Provo River in the Uinta Mountains.
- Jordanelle Reservoir (27 pictures) The Jordanelle Dam (Just north of Heber) was completed in 1992.
- Heber City (74 pictures) The Provo River runs between Heber and Midway, Utah.
- Midway, Utah (40 pictures) The Provo River flows between Midway and Heber.
- Mount Timapnogos (25 pictures) The Provo River flows to the South of Mount Timpanogos.
- Highway 89 (20 pictures) US 189 (a spur of U89) runs through Provo Canyon between Provo and Heber.
- Provo, Utah (17 pictures) The Provo River flows through Provo, Utah.
- Utah Lake (17 pictures) The river flows into Utah Lake.
- Jordan River Parkway (108 pictures) The water from Utah Lake flows northward through the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake Lake.
- Alpine Loop (101 pictures) The Alpine Loop (S92) starts at the Provo River Road, the wraps behind Mount Timpanogos to the American Fork Canyon.
- Canyon Glen Park (19 pictures) Canyon Glen Park is part of the Provo River Trail system east of Provo.