Big Springs & South Fork Parks

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Provo Canyon // www.thejoyblog.net

We recently took a drive up Provo Canyon since it's not too far from our home. Any chance I have to get a little relief from the summer heat, I'll take it. I love warm weather, but I don't love hot weather. I'd be happy if we didn't get over the 80-85°F in the summer, but, sadly, this is Utah. We live in the 90°F weather for most of the summer.

Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net
Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net
Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net

We took the Vivian Park turnoff, and went up the canyon. I wanted to show my husband where I hung out a lot while in college here. We took the South Fork road, and stopped at Big Springs Park. After we wandered the park for a bit, noticing how lovely it looked to nap in the shade by the river (several people were doing it), we hit up one of the trails behind the park.

Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net
Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net
Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net
Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net

It was shaded and everything was so green. The 90°F weather obviously wasn't hitting this part of the mountain. We followed the path a little ways before turning around and going to the park we'd driven past on the way up here.

Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net
Big Springs Park // www.thejoyblog.net

This park is also lovely and shaded, with several trails behind it. We followed one of them deep into the lush greenery and found several secluded fire pits. We made a mental note to have lots of summer campfires and cookouts in the seclusion of the forest.

If you've never been up here, I highly recommend you wander up. You won't regret it.

South Fork Park // www.thejoyblog.net
South Fork Park // www.thejoyblog.net
South Fork Park // www.thejoyblog.net
South Fork Park // www.thejoyblog.net
South Fork Park // www.thejoyblog.net


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