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Wasatch Mountain State Park

Heber Valley   |  Adam Barker
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Year-round family adventure awaits at Wasatch Mountain State Park in Heber Valley, just an hour’s drive southeast from the Salt Lake City International Airport. During the warmer months, hit the hiking or biking trails, or reserve a tee time at the popular Wasatch Mountain or Soldier Hollow golf courses. In winter, ski or snowmobile through the alpine terrain.

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Things to Do

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. In the fall, you're likely to catch glimpses of wild turkeys, moose and elk as they descend to lower elevations with winter approaching. A variety of kid-friendly trails start near the visitor center, including some that are stroller-compatible. Extend your stay to camp in the Pine Creek Campground and to reserve a tee time at one of the four popular 18-hole golf courses.

Park facilities include 122 camping/picnicking areas, modern restrooms, hot showers and utility hookups, one group-use pavilion and four overnight group areas. A day-use entry fee is required, purchase in-person or online. The Annual Utah State Park Pass is accepted for park entry. Advance camping reservations are recommended.

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center at Wasatch Mountain State Park was the Nordic skiing venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Now athletes of world-class ability and weekend recreationists enjoy the facility year-round. In addition to the beautifully manicured cross-country ski trails, Soldier Hollow has the longest snow tubing lanes in Utah, offering tow lifts and night tubing. And in the summer, there are more than 19 miles of trails to bike or hike. Each Labor Day Weekend competitors and their sheepdogs (border collies) from around the world come to Soldier Hollow's Olympic Hillside to test themselves against Utah's legendary Rocky Mountain range ewes.

Nearby Destinations

Park City

You may know Park City for its winter attractions: premier downhill skiing at three world-class resorts and cutting-edge independent films at the Sundance Film Festival. Park City is also a summer mountain sanctuary combining luxurious hotels and lodges for a relaxing escape or extensive adventure on more than 400 miles of trails. Park City is the world's only International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Certified Gold Level ride center. In Park City, you'll find shopping, dining and adventure for all budgets no matter the season. Also check out the national acts at the Deer Valley Music Festival and a range of activities at the Olympic Legacy Park.

Heber Valley

Heber Valley astonishes with its alpine splendor and access to endless outdoor recreation only 20 miles away. Exclusive resorts, authentic dining and world-class golf round out the valley's extensive list of incredible accommodations and vast trail network, which means your Heber Valley sanctuary can be built on luxury (European-style hotels like Zermatt Resort and Spa and Blue Boar Inn Bed and Breakfast), off the road (Wasatch Mountain State Park), or a combination of both. Ride the historic Heber Valley Railroad or time your visit to see Swiss Days and the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship during the Labor Day weekend.

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