Provo is consistently recognized nationally for its outstanding quality of life, well-being, and as a beautiful place to live with unbelievable recreational opportunities. I’m excited to say that today gives one more reason to brag.
Provo City has announced that we have reached an agreement with the Davis Family and Red Slab to purchase Rock Canyon with the intent to preserve and protect its natural beauty in perpetuity! It’s not everyday you get a chance to actually purchase a canyon. This is a monumental accomplishment that brings an added value to our residents and another amenity enhancing the already incredible quality of life we enjoy in Provo.
The Rock Canyon has a long history of being a destination for those seeking opportunities to hike, climb, or enjoy the outdoors. The Canyon offers access to Squaw Peak, world-class hikes, and rock climbing.
For the past 15 years the city has been in negotiations with the Davis’ to keep the Canyon pristine and remove the ability for mining to occur.
For our residents who have lived in this area and paid attention to this issue, our announcement today is arguably one of the most significant things we’ve done to preserve our past and assure the canyon’s future. With this purchase, we’ve removed all doubt about what will happen to Rock Canyon.