Preserve Rock Canyon, Utah


ROCK CANYON is under SERIOUS THREAT of being ruined by a mining operation

Rock Canyon, adjacent to Provo, Utah draws several thousands of people annually who seek recreation, renewal and inspiration. Locals as well as people from afar are inspired by its beauty and value the multitude of natural resources for hikers, climbers, bikers and those interested in geology, wildlife, and other nature interests.

If this is not stopped, the “YOSEMITE OF UTAH” would no longer be the JEWEL of our community.

It is important for EACH ONE OF US to take action so that Rock Canyon will be preserved for generations to come.


  1. WRITE to the KEY OFFICIALS at Provo City who will make the critical decisions regarding the fate of the canyon. CLICK HERE to get their names. In the public meeting, city officials said that your letters can impact the acceptance or denial of the mining application. However letters MUST address certain issues to be effective. For the critical issues, CLICK HERE.

  2. CONTACT the FOREST SERVICE. The Rock Canyon mining claim sits on Forest Service land and key people need to know that the citizens want them to PRIORITIZE a LAND SWAP for the mining claim. Since the Forest Service holds much of the undeveloped land in Utah, they have the power to trade land with similar resources in a different location. CLICK HERE for names and contact information.

  3. FIND EXPERTS who can write professional statements regarding the negative impact of mining at the mouth of Rock Canyon, such as geologists or attorneys with experience in patented mining claims. CLICK HERE for an extensive listing of experts needed.

  4. SHARE this WEBSITE with others. Awareness in the community will impact the outcome. Place a link to the homepage on your blogs, email it to your friends, give it to organizations who share vested interest.

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For more read an article by McKay Coppins on Geology professor: Rock Canyon is an unprofitable quarry

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