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Old 05-20-2020, 06:18 PM   #1
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Orem Utah to Coalville 189

Going to Echo island rv park to meet family. Just wondering if it's a good idea to by pass Salt Lake going north off 15 thru Orem to Coalville on hwy 189.

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Personal preference, really. Would you rather drive non-stop on the freeway, or a secondary highway (partly 2 lane, part 4 lane) that runs through a winding mountain canyon, through a few small towns and their associated traffic, stop signs and lights.

I15-I80 would probably be faster. Right now traffic through Salt Lake is pretty light. Taking your time and stopping for lunch at a local burger shack could be more comfortable.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Brewster, I guess I was just looking for someone to tell me how beautiful the drive was up through there haha! I'm really not a freeway person anymore mainly because I drove a truck for 35 years and not in a hurry at all. As long as it doesn't have any tight river canyon roads I think we'll really enjoy it. My
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I'd definitely do 189 over the city mess that is I-15. It is alot prettier, a bit shorter, and probably quicker. Bridal veil falls is worth a stop. The Provo River is dammed up to create Deer Creek Reservoir, which has a nice campgrounds with full hookups but steep downhills to the water. There's a zip line run by pimply kids, if you feel insane.

Yeah, I'd get off I-15.
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I'd definitely do 189 over the city mess that is I-15. It is alot prettier, a bit shorter, and probably quicker. Bridal veil falls is worth a stop. The Provo River is dammed up to create Deer Creek Reservoir, which has a nice campgrounds with full hookups but steep downhills to the water. There's a zip line run by pimply kids, if you feel insane.

Yeah, I'd get off I-15.
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Think you have found the Info you were Seeking - - Hard not to want to drive through those Beautiful Mountains - I'd do it every time the I's are just not made to sight See.

If you need to get into a fun town Park City is usually not a bad stop - has grown up way too much but still fun - Lake Jordanelle is a great State Park - Deep Creek Reservoir is another nice site before driving through the Mountains.

After following this one Hour drive you might just want to schedule a few more days to enjoy and remember the drive.

So yes - much better to take the drive through the Mountains and Miss the City.

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Thanks Skipper, great info. My son and family live in West Valley City and we'll probably do alot of Utah in the future as I retire in 4 months. We have done Flaming Gourge last year and loved that area.

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Well we took 189 thru Provo to coaldale Utah and very glad we did! Beautiful route. Click image for larger version

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