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Provo Utah

Located 45 miles south of Park City is the bustling town of Provo, Utah’s third largest city offering visitors a scenic haven to recreate and enjoy numerous activities and amenities.

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  • Provo is located 45 miles south of Park City off US-189. 
  • Recreate in Utah Lake State Park, Uinta National Forest and the Wasatch Mountains. 
  • Ski at Sundance Resort, visit Thanksgiving Point, or drive the scenic Nebo Loop. 
  • Featuring Brigham Young University, and a range of accommodations, restaurants, art galleries, and museums. 


Provo, Utah is full of great indoor and outdoor activities, situated in the scenic Utah Valley near Utah Lake and the Wasatch Mountains. Visit the campus of Brigham Young University and tour the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Area. Outdoor enthusiasts can ski nearby resorts, play in Utah Lake State Park and Uinta National Forest, fly fish the Provo River and see amazing rock formations at Timpanogos Cave National Monument.


Provo is located 45 miles south of Park City in between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Front.


Provo offers many accommodations options to fit any budget. Stay in luxury inns and hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, vacation homes and campgrounds.

A range of ethnic restaurants are located in Provo as well as traditional American fare and quaint cafes, coffee shops and bakeries.

Transportation is not a problem in this city with nearby airports, and several available car rental services and public transportation options.


Nestled between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Front, outdoor activities abound in Provo. Camp, bike, hike and golf in summer, cross-country and downhill ski in winter, and enjoy great fishing and horseback riding throughout the year.

Shoppers can navigate Provo Towne Center or look for bargains at local malls and shopping centers. Theaters and performing arts venues stage year-round productions and numerous museums and art galleries feature unique and informative exhibits.


Several attractions stand out in and around Provo including the Nebo Loop Scenic Drive and Utah Lake State Park. Check out amazing underground features at Timpanogos Cave National Monument or head into town during July 4th for the annual Freedom Festival. Thanksgiving Point is a one-of-a-kind destination that includes a museum, gardens, golf course and excellent cuisine, and Sundance Resort is a definite must-visit winter hotspot near the base of Mt. Timpanogos.

Getting Here

Provo, Utah is an easy one hour drive from Park City. Just head south on US-189/US-40 E for 14 miles before turning right onto US-189 Scenic S and continue another 27 miles.