With so many activities on and off the mountain all year long, you’ll wonder whether there’s a bad time to come to Utah (no, there isn’t). November to May, Utah resorts have guests dress up and slide down, enjoy moonlight and Sundance, eat chocolate and drink whiskey and, yes, ski some of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Unless you are an experienced river rat and are lucky, chances are slim that you’ll snag a permit to take a multi-day trip down the Green River. Here are five reasons why you should hire an experienced outfitter.
When legendary saxophonist Joe McQueen moved to Ogden in the 1940s, he could not have predicted Utah would have such a flourishing jazz scene in the 21st century. McQueen played here with famous swing and bebop musicians including Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker, Eight decades later, Utah is home to its own set of jazz legends. One does not have to search hard to find live jazz every night of the week.
Enjoy some of the best trout fishing in Utah while spending a quiet weekend nestled in the spectacular Manti-La Sal Mountains at Scofield State Park. Sitting at 7,600 feet above sea level it a great spot to enjoy cooler temps in the summer with splashing around in the reservoir.
St. George, Utah has transformed from gateway town to booming art hub. And whether you visit for theater amidst the red rocks or the galleries of Kayenta, you’ll find a big-city scene coupled with small-town charm.
Great Salt Lake State Park is easy to access from Salt Lake City and makes for a great spot to get out on the water, with unbeatable sunset views.
Just 15 miles north of St. George and even closer to the town of Hurricane, Quail Creek State Park offers warm water and mild weather year round. There’s plenty to do out on the water, and the gorgeous setting is sure to impress.
Spanning five floors and tucked along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the museum is adjacent to Red Butte Garden, the Intermountain West’s largest botanical garden and part of the University of Utah campus.
Discover the wealth of cultural opportunities in Davis County, Utah. Slow down, take in a show, check out some art, soak up some history and enjoy the offerings along I-15 between Ogden and Salt Lake.
Author Tim Sullivan shares his tips and tricks on backpacking with his young children.