New State Park Opens in Utah
Southern Utah Goes Grand
Summer Adventures A Stone’s Throw from Salt Lake City
- Hiking the High Uintas (45 min. from SLC): Gain a little perspective in the High Uintas – Utah’s highest mountain range – accessed from Kamas, Utah, 45 minutes from Salt Lake City. The High Uintas backcountry has long been a favourite haunt for backpackers, anglers and equestrians. Recreational use is heavy in some popular areas, while other remote spots may go years between visitors. There is a lot of wilderness to go around, and visitors should have little trouble finding a lake to call home for a few days.
- From nature to natural history: Following a day of exploring nature in the High Uintas, learn about the history of Utah and the Intermountain West at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The mission of the museum is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it.
- ATVing in Wasatch Mountain State Park (48 min. from SLC): Lofty Peaks Adventures is the exclusive permit holder for Wasatch Mountain State Park — Utah’s largest state park — and offers the ultimate off-roading adventure by ATV in northern Utah. Lofty Peaks Adventures maximizes each rider’s time by providing “at the trailhead” ATV rentals.
- Detox with a mud mask at Basalt Day Spa: Recover from a day of kicking up the dirt with Basalt Day Spa’s most indulgent detox experience. Starting with a nourishing botanical mud application, followed by an herbal soaked linen with a face, scalp and neck massage.
- Fly Fish on the Provo River (60 min. from SLC): The famous Provo River is one of the United State’s top tailwater fisheries. The middle and lower sections of this Blue Ribbon stream offer 24 km of fisherman access, prolific hatches, stunning views of Mount Timpanogos and rich populations of trout. Book a guided trip with Provo River Guides.
- Feast on fish at Current Fish & Oyster: Visitors who don’t want to cook their own daily catch can dine at Current Fish & Oyster. Innovative, contemporary and honed through extensive research, Current’s menu has been carefully developed to highlight the best fresh seafood from regional America.
- White Water Rafting the Weber River (60 min. from SLC): The 8 km float through Weber Canyon starts on a meandering and brief flatwater stretch of river before the first ripples appear. Rock Garden, a class II+ rapid and navigation challenge, appears shortly after. This section gets really big during high water. Following Rock Garden, the entertainment continues with a nice mix of rapids and flatwater stretches, which provide time to take in beautiful views of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. High Country Adventure offers two-hour and half-day trips throughout the summer.
- Have a drink at Sugar House Distillery: After a day on the river, visit a local watering hole to take off the edge. Sugar House Distillery offers 60-90 minute tours, or visitors can simply ask for the walk-in sample, which includes five products for $5 U.S.
- Mountain Biking in Park City (40 min. from SLC): Explore over 725 km of Park City trails with a guided mountain biking tour from White Pine Touring. They offer several tours including night riding with only a handlebar or helmet light to guide the way, a five-hour tour that tackles an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Epic Ride like the Wasatch Crest Trail, or the three-hour local tour that is customized to the group’s ability and preferences.
- Take a Salt Lake City cycling tour: Recover from a morning of intense mountain biking with a leisurely afternoon tour of the city. Salt Lake Bicycle Tours utilizes expert tour guides to highlight all the secrets that Salt Lake City has to offer.
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