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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Canyon Glen.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Canyon Glen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Canyon Glen and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Canyon Glen and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Canyon Glen. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Canyon Glen.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Utah County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Utah County sighting report from eBird.

Since Canyon Glen is near Wasatch County and also Salt Lake County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wasatch County

Sighting report for Salt Lake County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Canyon Glen.

How Far From Canyon Glen to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Canyon Glen to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Canyon Glen and extending to:

  • Provo [Map], which is the Seat of Utah County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Canyon Glen to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,018 miles [11,294.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,786 miles [12,530.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,761 miles [9,271.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Canyon Glen ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bunker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Canyon Glen   [Map]

Christmas City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Geneva   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hardy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lakeview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lincoln   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Snow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sundance   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Vineyard   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Wicks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Wildwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Canyon Glen. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Billy Casper

Professional golf. He was born in Chula Vista (California) on Wednesday June 24, 1931 and died in Springville (Utah) on Saturday February 7, 2015 at an age of 83. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].

Springville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Casper<7>

Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at an age of 58. He was buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].

Orem [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Don Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday February 21, 1939 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Saturday January 28, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Canyon Glen

West Jordan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer

Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday July 21, 1931 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Monday April 27, 2015 at an age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Canyon Glen

West Jordan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Ken Hubbs

Major League Baseball. He was born in Riverside (California) on Tueday December 23, 1941 and died in Provo (Utah) on Thursday February 13, 1964 at an age of 22. He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Provo [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs

William Mortensen

Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Screenwriter. He was born in Heber City (Utah) on Monday December 15, 1952 and died in Calabasas (California) on Tueday May 27, 2003 at an age of 50. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Heber City [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at an age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Canyon Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canyon Glen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canyon Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canyon Glen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3302, Longitude: -111.6188     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canyon Glen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Canyon Glen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.669 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.147 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.641 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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