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Wanship to Orem Lakes ride

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By HooverGKMMC (9 McR Points) on Apr 18, 2014

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Written Directions

Route starts at I-80 and State Road 32 in Wanship, UT. Take 32 south past Rockport Reservoir and Jordenelle Reservoir before emptying out onto Rt. 40 just north of Heber City, UT. Head South on Rt. 40/189 through Heber UT, and stay on 189 when it splits off to the southwest. Proceed along 189 past Deer Creek reservoir, and through Provo Canyon, ending in the back side of Orem, UT

Scenery

This route covers a variety of scenery along the route, covering both rural and small town areas. Along the way you will encounter some wooded areas, as well as several recreational reservoirs. The ride through Provo Canyon, while somewhat busy, is amazing with beautiful cliffs and a few waterfalls as you parallel the Provo River for several miles.

Drive Enjoyment

Gave it a 3-star rating due to the Provo Canyon being freeway. However, the rest of the route is mostly 2-land blacktop, old state highway stuff. There are twistier routes, but this one is a nice, relaxing ride with good scenery, and the surface conditions of the roads themselves are generally good.

Tourism Opportunities

Plenty of gas and eating spots along this route. Or, if you like to picnic, there are some good stopping points near the reservoirs. Kamas and Heber have some nice little "local" eateries, and if you want to take some time off the bike, you can check out the historic Heber Valley Railroad that runs scenic and "adventure" railroad tours using either diesel of classic steam engines.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Around the reservoir areas, be cautious of people pulling campers and/or boats. Also, some areas are very popular with bicyclists, so watch off to that side as well. This is a beautiful ride in either direction!

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