Spanish Fork Real Estate
The Spanish Fork area was originally discovered by two Franciscan friars from Spain in 1776. Their objective was to open a new trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Spanish missions in California. They followed the stream down what is now called Spanish Fork Canyon and established a fur trade route later used by trappers.
The area was officially settled in 1851 and much of the surrounding land became farmland. Between 1855 and 1860, a large number of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork the first official permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.
Every year, Spanish Fork hosts five large-scale events. They include:
- Fiesta Days
- Icelandic Days
- The Harvest Moon Hurrah
- The Festival of Lights
- The Festival of Colors
Things to do
Utah Valley Llamas – Looking for something unique to do? Go visit a llama farm! Take a tour, feed, brush, pet, and walk a llama. You’ll also see beautiful peacocks, exotic parrots, a lotus Koi pond, and miniature sacred zebu cows. If you are into hiking, you can also rent one of these beautiful animals as a pack animal on your next adventure.
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds – The fairground is home to the Fiesta Days Rodeo as well as many other events throughout the year and has a main rodeo arena that seats 8,400 people. The Fiesta Days Rodeo includes the traditional rodeo events, horse shows, a circus, cow cutting, and boxing events. It’s a fun family tradition for many residents in the area.
North Park – For family fun all summer long, visit Spanish Fork’s North Park. This huge park has 4 pavilions and plenty of picnic tables. There is a large splash pad that is open daily during the summer from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Spanish Fork River Trail – This trail is an out and back trail that follows the Spanish Fork River from Canyon View Park to the Sports Complex Park. It winds its way through farmland and is wonderful for all skill levels. Many people enjoy bike riding and bird watching along the trail as well.
Points of Interest
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple – The temple was built to meet the needs of the Hindu community in Utah and was modeled after the Kusum Sarovar in India. It was built in 1996 and now hosts the Festival of Colors every year as well as weekly services and yoga and meditation classes.
The Escalante Cross – At the foot of the Escalante Cross Trail sits a 37 foot high cross made of steel. Supported by large cables against the strong canyon winds, the cross marks the spot where the two Franciscan monks first entered the valley. It was erected in 1981 on top of Dominguez Hill. You can access the cross from the Hidden Oaks Trailhead in the Spanish Oaks Campground.
Canyon Creek Commercial Center – Located at the intersection of Highway 6 and I-15, this shopping center sits on 240 acres of land and is the premier place to shop in Spanish Fork. You’ll find a variety of retail stores, a Cinemark, Walmart, Costco, and many restaurants.
My Sister’s Closet Boutique – This cute little boutique is located on Main Street in Spanish Fork. It is a local favorite that offers trendy clothes and styles for women of all sizes. Shop online or in person for trendy, comfortable clothing.
All Barn Wood – Created out of a love of old barn wood and a desire to bring the country to the city, this unique business located in Spanish Fork caters to anyone who loves reclaimed wood furniture and home decor. While they don’t have a traditional retail location, they are always happy to welcome visitors at their manufacturing facility.
The schools in Spanish Fork are part of the Nebo School District. It serves the southern part of Utah County and is the 7th largest school district in the state.
Junior High Schools