Heber Valley Railroad
Sweeping scenes of Provo Canyon, the Wasatch Mountains, Deer Creek Reservoir, the Provo River, and Utah's wide-open backcountry abound on the Heber Valley Railroad. Steam trains first in service over a century ago lead the line through these magnificent landscapes, and passengers are seated in vintage carriages, where the ambiance of yesteryear is tangible. Each journey is steeped in layers of railroading history, with the first trains setting out from Heber in 1899.
The railroad played an integral role in Heber, Utah's story since the late 1800s when the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway arrived in town and constructed its route. For years, this line, which linked Heber with Provo, provided a vital transportation link for passengers and cargo alike. Its slow pace as it wove through the Provo Canyon and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains earned the train its nickname, the "Heber Creeper," which it retains to this day.
Guests travel in one of several fully restored carriages, and seating options vary based on visitors' route. For the Soldier Hollow Express, only standard seating is available. Guests are seated on padded bench-style seats that each accommodate two guests. The Provo Canyon Limited, Deer Creek Express, and Lakeside Limited offer the choice of Coach or First Class seating.
A step aboard the Heber Valley Railroad is a step back in time to the heyday of railroading. Follow in the footsteps of travelers spanning three different centuries while soaking in the Provo Valley's natural splendors on the Heber Creeper.