11 Perfect Sledding Spots Near Provo, Utah


If you live in Provo or have had the pleasure to visit Provo, you will notice that it is situated in a stunningly beautiful location at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. This makes a perfect place to enjoy winter activities like sledding and tubing.

Near and within Provo are various hills that are perfect for those looking to go on a sledding adventure. In fact, there are so many sledding spots to choose from that it can actually be overwhelming. No need to fret! All you have to worry about is how many people you are going to invite!

1. Rock Canyon

Location

2620 N 1200 E, Provo, UT 84604

Rock Canyon is located in northeastern Provo and is right up against the mountains. You can find it kitty-corner to the local university (BYU).

Cost

Free.

Hours

Daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

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Rock Canyon is a gorgeous park located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. During the winter this park becomes a sledders destination and is a local favorite. Its sprawling hills boast jumps, long rides, and varying steepness of hills. This park has something for everyone and is a great place to bring the whole family.

There are not only hills that are perfect for adults but there are also smaller hills that offer a fun and safe ride for kids too.

This picturesque sledding area will have you in awe at how beautiful the views are. You will be sledding in the midst of the towering and snow covered mount Timpanogos as well as other mountain ranges. Be sure to bring your camera to get pictures of both your kids sledding and the stunning views.

Things to Know

Rock Canyon is a local favorite and can thus get very crowded on a good snow day. Be sure to arrive there earlier in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the crowds.

Rock Canyon also offers many trails that you can explore and a playground for the kids to play on. This is one sledding spot that you will not want to skip this winter!

2. Peteetneet Academy

Location

10 N 600 E, Payson, UT 84651

This prime sledding spot is located 15-20 minute south of Provo in the town of Payson.

Cost

Free.

Hours

N/A

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Peteetneet Academy sledding spot is another local favorite among those who grew up in Utah County. You will not be disappointed by this awesome sledding spot that features good sized hills that are plenty slick enough to pick up a good amount of speed.

In fact, some people don’t even bring sleds or tubes with them. The hills are steep and slick enough for them to slide down in just their snow pants.

I personally think that it is more fun if you bring a sled!

The best sledding hill at the Peteetneet Academy is located just west of the parking lot of the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center. This hill is a wide one gives plenty of room for all ages of sledders to have fun!

Things to Know

Similar to Rock Canyon, Peteetneet Acadamy can get pretty packed with local sledders. It is a good idea to go at off times if you want the hill to yourself.

Be sure to dress warm and bring plenty of food and water.

3. Cherry Hill Elementary

Location

250 E 1650 S Orem, UT 84058

The sledding hill at Cherry Hill Elementary is located 10 minutes northeast of Provo in the city of Orem. It is pretty close to the mall and on University Parkway.

Cost

Free.

Hours

Daily from 6 am to 10 pm.

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If you are looking for a place to take the little one’s sledding, this is the spot. Just south of Cherry Hill Elementary is a small hill that is great for kids to slide down in safety. In addition to that, you will feel a lot more relaxed at this sledding location because it is less crowded than a lot of the other sledding spots in the area.

Cherry Hill is also a great spot for the kids to build a snowman, a snow fort, or to have a good ole’ fashioned snowball fight. This is one spot that is worth bringing the kiddos to.

Things to Know

After you are done sledding you can warm up and eat some great food at my personal favorite restaurant in the area: Bam Bams BBQ.

4. Tibble Fork Reservoir (American Fork Canyon)

Location

N American Fork Canyon Rd, Provo, UT 84604

This sledding spot is up to American Fork Canyon and is about a 30-40 minute drive north of Provo.

Cost

$6 entrance fee per car. There is also an annual pass option for $45.

Hours

N/A

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This sledding spot is a little bit off the beaten path, but it is absolutely worth it! To get to it you drive up the gorgeous American Fork Canyon which is lined with snow-dusted pine trees and snow-caked mountain peaks. Upon your arrival, you will find a beautiful reservoir that is probably iced over.

There are no official sledding hills but many people will pick random hills to sled down. It is not uncommon to see people already up on the hill by the time you get there.

There are so many different hills to choose from. Some of the hills are very steep and provide a super fast and thrilling ride to the bottom!

Things to Know

Tibble Fork Reservoir offers many other winter activities as well. Locals use this area for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Be sure to bring your camera, you will not want to miss out on taking some beautiful landscape shots.

5. Riverview Park

Location

4620 N 300 W, Provo, UT 84604

Riverview Park can be found 10 minutes from the center of Provo. It is located in northern Provo right next to the city of Orem.

Cost

Free.

Hours

Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

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Riverview Park is another great spot to take the kids to. It has one main sledding hill that can be ridden on either side. It is not very tall but it is fairly steep. The great thing about this hill is the fact that is gives you plenty of room to stop once you reach the bottom.

Things to Know

You will be happy to know that this park has restroom facilities located close to the sledding hill. You won’t have to worry when your kids inevitably have to use the restroom.

The park also features a slew of walking trails and is beautiful in the warmer months.

6. Cascade Park

Location

200 N 950 E St, Orem, UT 84097

Cascade Park is located 12-15 minutes north of Provo in the city of Orem. In fact, it is just a mile or two down the road from Riverview Park.

Cost

Free.

Hours

Daily from 8 am to 9 pm.

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This park will have you and your kids grinning from ear to ear as you slide down the moderately sized hill. This park offers a wide open hill and plenty of room for the kids to play around in the snow as well. Cascade Park is a must try if you have little kids!

Things to Know

This 6.3-acre park also provides great views of Mount Timpanogas. It also has various picnic pavillions that are perfect for relaxing at after a long day of sledding.

7. Mountain View High School

Location

665 Center St, Orem, UT 84057

This sledding spot is located 10 – 15 minutes north of Provo in Orem, right across from the Orem Fitness Center.

Cost

Free.

Hours

N/A

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This sledding spot can be found in the Mount View High School’s field located just off of Center Street. These hills are sure to entertain you and your family for hours (or at least until it is too cold to continue sledding).

The hills are great for young kids, so make sure you bring the whole gang.

Things to Know

Depending on where you choose to sled, there is a potential to run into the fence on that marks the property, so be careful.

8. Big Springs

Location

Spring Hollow Road, Provo, UT 84604

Big Springs is a 50-minute drive up Provo Canyon and through the mountains a bit. You pass through the town of Wallsburg.

Cost

Free.

Hours

N/A

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This sledding spot is a little bit more difficult to get to, especially in the winter months. It requires quite the drive through the mountains, but the views on the way up and at sledding spot make it worth it. There is no “official” sledding hill, rather, you pick a hill to sled down and just go for it.

Things to Know

Be cautious when driving up in this area. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are preferred for reaching this sledding spot. Be sure to dress warm and check the weather for road conditions.

9. Jolley’s Ranch at Hobble Creek Canyon

Location

Right Fork Hobble Rd, Springville, UT 84663

Jolley’s Ranch is located right outside of Springville and is a couple of miles up Hobble Creek Canyon. It is a 25-minute drive south of Provo.

Cost

Free.

Hours

Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Those who have been to Jolley’s Ranch Sledding Area know that it is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The sledding hill is one of the best sledding hills near Provo and it is completely free. Jolley’s Ranch features a long, fast, and tall hill that is available for sledding.

The sledding hill is also very safe and has clearly marked sledding routes and bales of hay at the bottom that stop you.

In addition to that, there is also a designated spot for sledders to hike back up, so you don’t have to worry about any collisions. The take-off area at the top of the hills is plenty wide and the wait time for sledding is normally very short.

Things to Know

Jolley’s Ranch has got you covered! Not only is this sledding spot free but it also has tons of amenities that make your sledding experience enjoyable and convenient. There is an on-site warming shelter, a concession area that sells hot chocolate and snacks, and restrooms that are available for anyone to use.

Tubes can also be rented for $3 at this sledding spot. In addition to that, there are various cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails nearby that are worth checking out.

10. Orem City Cemetery (Park)

Location

1520 N 800 E, Orem, UT 84097

This sledding spot is located just 10 – 15 minutes north of Provo in the Orem area. You can find the park just adjacent to the actual cemetery near Provo Canyon.

Cost

Free.

Hours

This park is open 24-hours.

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When I first heard about this sledding spot, I was a little put off by the name. If this is the case for you there is no need to worry! This sledding area is not actually located in a cemetery! Rather, it is located in a beautiful park near the city cemetery. You won’t be disrespecting any graves!

The park itself is quite similar to Rock Canyon Park, in that, the main sledding hills are somewhat bowl-shaped.

In addition to the main bowl-shaped sledding hills, you will find multiple sledding hills on the outside of the park that are really perfect for little kids to sled down.

Things to Know

Be sure to bring a camera. The views of the mountains here a phenomenal. This 16-acre park is sure to entertain you and family on a good winter’s day.

Be sure to watch out for tree while sledding and dress warm for the weather.

11. Sandpiper Hill (Eagle Mountain)

Location

3015 Sandpiper Rd, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Sandpiper Hill is located in the city of Eagle Mountain which is a 30-minute drive from Provo, on the other side of Utah Lake.

Cost

Free.

Hours

N/A

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Sandpiper Hill is a great place to go sledding! The hill is quite large and can accommodate just about any size of crowd. It offers an exhilarating ride down a long and moderately graded slope.

It’s one of those sledding hills that is steep, but not too steep. Once you commit to going down, you will end up at the bottom of the hill by a frozen stream.

No need to worry though, 99% of sledders stop before actually reaching the stream.

Things to Know

The surrounding area is great for sledding as well. Sandpiper Hill is located by Hidden Valley Park and Nolen Park, both of which are great sledding spots to check out.

Nolen Park is especially good for little kids because the hills are pretty mild.

Be cautious of the stream at the end of the hill and you’ll be sure to have a blast!

Geoff Southworth

I am a California native and I enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. My latest adventures have been taking the family camping, hiking and surfing.

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