Hobble Creek Canyon (Utah) originates five miles east of Springville at the junction of the Left and Right forks. The creek drains west through Springville into Utah Lake. In February 1849 Barney Ward and Oliver B. Huntington passed through the area on a trading expedition with the indians. They camped in the foothills east of present-day Springville and hobbled their horses for the night. The horses broke free from Their hobbles and moved up toward the canyon, where Huntington caught up with and recovered them. From this incident the canyon became known as Hobble Creek Canyon. The early Spanish name for the canyon was San Nicolas.
John W. Van Cott