Although I had spent several hours ascending and descending American Fork Canyon on foot, I had hardly seen any of it, since I made my trek in the dark. We decided to go for a drive up the Alpine Loop and visit Cascade Springs.
Compared to Provo Canyon, American Fork Canyon is very narrow and creates a more enclosed feeling.
We saw lots of deer along the way and some very impressive views.
When we finally crested the the highest point of the road, we had a great view of the valley behind Mount Timpanogos. My race had not taken me this far, but it was a lovely view all the same.