- Gap winds or thermally driven exit jets that emanate from deep canyons like Parley's and Weber. These winds tend to be confined to very near the canyon mouths and occur fairly frequently.
- Downslope winds associated with flow across the Wasatch Crest and the development of high amplitude mountain waves. These winds occur less frequently, but can be much stronger and and affect a larger area.
Unfortunately, the term Canyon Winds, which makes some sense as a name for the former, continues to be used for the latter. Yup, this is Zombie meteorology. No matter how hard we try to kill Canyon Winds as a name for downslope wind events, it goes on like the living dead.