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11 More Utah Winter Experiences Outside the Ski Resorts
No matter your level of adventure, you will find good reason to save some time for a day away from the resort.
6 Surprising Activities That Take Place at The Homestead Crater
From scuba diving and yoga to swimming and snorkeling, this hot springs offers a lot in addition to a relaxing soak.
7 Utah Artisan Cheeses to Try Now
Taste delicious hand-crafted Beehive Cheese from Utah dairies at farmers markets, restaurants and specialty shops. Visit Utah and find your favorite artisanal cheese.
Best Trails for Horseback Riding Within an Hour of Salt Lake City
Here's a list of the best trails for horseback riding within an hour of Salt Lake City, Utah. Note, these five trails are for those with access to horses and trailers.
Cross-country Skiing in the Tracks of Olympians
Utah cross country skiing for beginners starts with techniques. Soldier Hollow is the perfect location and hosted 2 events for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Heber Valley is a basecamp for adventure with none of the crowds! With restaurants, bakeries, yurt dining and more there is never a shortage of places to eat.
How to Slow Travel in Utah
Avoid the mad scramble and consider slow travel as a better approach to your Utah trip.
Looking Up: Dark Skies of Heber Valley
A trio of state parks in Heber Valley offer stellar views of the Utah night sky. Come stargaze here.
Northern Utah Adventure Gateway Towns
Looking for outdoor adventures in The Beehive State? These northern Utah cities are perfect spots to set up base camp. Start planning today!
Reclaiming the Stars
Utah’s public lands are beautiful and dramatic during the day, but they might well become famous for how awe-inspiring they are during the night.
Ski into Summer: Mountain Resorts in Transition
From spring skiing to golfing and fly fishing, here are tips and things to do to make the most of spring in Utah.
Sun and Fun Below Mount Timpanogos: Explorations of Deer Creek State Park
The sunlight sparkled and danced on the water as we drove beside the reservoir of Deer Creek State Park. The day was warm, the sun was out, and I was excited to get out on the water.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs While Traveling in Utah
Women entrepreneurs in Utah have been particularly successful at honing their expertise. Find out about women-owned businesses you can support while adventuring in Utah.
The Coyote Canyon Loop
An easy 20-minute trip south from Park City, the Coyote Canyon Trail is a gorgeous 20-mile loop that undulates through the sprawling expanses of Heber Valley and showcases some of its best features along the way.
Top Ski Towns in Utah
The best ski towns in Utah tout easy access to The Greatest Snow on Earth®, along with lively culture, fine dining and off-mountain activities.
Where to Find the Best Snowmobiling in Heber Valley
Less than an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, Heber Valley is the perfect Utah snowmobile base camp for newbies and experienced riders alike.
Why Backcountry Snowmobiling Is an Unforgettable Way to Experience the Uinta Mountains
The Uinta Mountains are about 100 miles east of Salt Lake City and just a few minutes from Vernal in Eastern Utah. It's one of the state's top snowmobiling destinations.
Wild Heber: Close-to-Home Adventure
Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, Heber Valley’s state parks and national forest lands offer a world of adventure. Hike, bike, camp, kayak, watch wildlife and reel in blue-ribbon trout while learning about nature and how to protect it.
Your Guide to Utah's Best Hot Springs
Here’s a quick guide to planning your visit to Utah’s best hot springs. The fun goes beyond sitting and soaking — you’ll find waterslides, paddleboard yoga, camping and music festivals that turn a quick visit into a weekend worth of fun.
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese offers up some spectacular farm-fresh cheeses and milk from the adjacent artesian well-watered fields. It's one of the few independent dairies in Utah, and a must stop on your Heber Valley visit.
Heber Valley Railroad
On the Heber Valley Railroad, also known as "The Heber Creeper" enjoy a 100-year-old steam train journey across farmlands, follow a lake shore, and descend into a scenic canyon. Special BBQ, murder mystery, wizard trains, casino trains and several individual train events run during the season.
Homestead Crater is a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on the Homestead property. Once inside, you can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, enjoy a therapeutic soak, or even take a paddleboard yoga class. (Read: "6 Surprising Activities That Take Place at The Homestead Crater") For a complete list of attractions, accommodations and dining, visit Heber Valley's website.
Nearby Parks & Forests
Deer Creek State Park
Just a short drive from Provo, Park City and Salt Lake City, Deer Creek State Park is a medium-sized reservoir that offers playful summer days filled with boating, fishing and watersports.
Jordanelle State Park
Jordanelle State Park is an ideal spot for Utah stand-up paddleboarding but also offers hiking, mountain biking, boating and more. Check it out!
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWCNF) encompasses Utah's Wasatch Mountains adjacent to the state's northern metropolitan area, and the north slope of the High Uintas Wilderness.
Wasatch Mountain State Park
Launch your family adventure in Wasatch Mountain State Park, just an hour’s drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Explore the trails by foot, bike or ATV, and in the fall see what wows the park naturalist every year as the leaves turn orange, magenta and purple.
Blue Boar Inn
The Blue Boar Inn is a truly classic European-style chateau that epitomizes the concept of a building being "nestled" in an environment. This European bed and breakfast has 12 exquisite rooms and a Zagat-rated restaurant.
Midway's Homestead Resort is anchored by a hot springs crater, and offers horseback riding, fly fishing, a golfer's paradise, hayrides, cross-country skiing and skate skiing with rentals available, or winter sleigh rides.
Tapping the valley's Alpine roots, the Zermatt Resort offers a one-of-a-kind escape for both business and leisure travelers in a European atmosphere. In addition to a variety of beautiful accommodations, Zermatt has a hand-crafted carousel, Italian gelatos and arranges family outdoor activities.
A Blue Ribbon stream, the Provo River offers more than 15 miles of angling access, prolific hatches, stunning views of Mount Timpanogos and rich populations of brown and rainbow trout. Learn more
Escape the crowds on Heber Valley’s Coyote Canyon Loop. Located on private land whose owners graciously allow cycling, the 20-mile trail offers spectacular mountain vistas, sheep-dotted landscapes and quite the workout for those who want it.
Experience the beauty and crisp air of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains while exploring endless miles of trails —all in the comfort of a side-by-side ATV. If you don’t have your own ATV, don’t worry; our outfitters are ready and able to assist you on your next adventure.
Boats, paddle boards, and other water toys are available to rent. Deer Creek State Park and Jordanelle State Park include inflatable water playgrounds and sandy beaches, while Strawberry Reservoir is well known for its year-round fishing and boating. Learn more
Imagine flying over a beautiful lake for what seems like an eternity. Zipline Utah at Deer Creek State Park, the world’s longest over-water zipline, offers just that. Provo Canyon Adventure, Utah’s premier tree-top canopy zipline, boasts epic adventures right next to the renowned Provo River. Learn more
Cross Country Skiing
Pristine snow conditions mixed with clean air provide the perfect winter activity in Heber Valley. Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, the home of the 2002 Olympic Championship events, boasts immaculately groomed trails for the newest to the most-experienced athletes. Throughout the winter, Wasatch Mountain State Park is the perfect destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Heber Valley is nestled in between two of Utah’s largest mountain ranges: the Uinta's and the Wasatch mountains. Both offer miles of groomed and natural trails for every level of rider. Snowmobile rentals and guides will take you through endless miles of trails throughout the Wasatch County area. Learn more
Deer Valley Resort
As one of Utah’s most popular luxury mountain resorts, Deer Valley goes out of its way to ensure the best skiing experience possible. The ski-only area limits the number of lift tickets sold in a day, grooms like a champion and keeps their season nice and tight to ensure premium ski conditions.
Park City is the perfect mountain town. The winter slopes were once featured in the Olympics, and in summer the mountains and nearby state parks and reservoirs transform into a hiking, mountain biking, fishing and camping mecca.
Park City Mountain
Park City Mountain is one of Utah’s world-class ski resorts, with more than 7,300 acres of winter fun and countless things to do off the slopes. Check it out!