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Wasatch Mountain State Park

Heber Valley   |  Adam Barker
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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. 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.

Soldier Hollow was the Nordic skiing venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. In addition to the beautifully manicured cross-country ski trails, it now has the longest tubing lanes in the country. Athletes of world-class ability and weekend recreationists enjoy the facility year-round. Now you can experience this world-class biathlon course for yourself. Tubing, including night tubing and tow lifts, also available. Soldier Hollow has more than 19 miles of trails to bike or hike in the summer. Each Labor Day Weekend competitors and their sheepdogs (border collies) come from around to world to Soldier Hollow's Olympic Hillside to test themselves against Utah's legendery Rocky Mountain range ewes.

In short, year-round adventure awaits — golf, hike, bike, camp, horseback ride, snowmobile, cross-country ski, and snowshoe at Wasatch Mountain State Park. During warmer months, reserve a tee time at the popular Lake and Mountain golf courses. In winter, ski or snowmobile through the alpine terrain. Learn more.

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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