Adventures in Utah
Parks City Utah is known as home of the 2002 winter Olympics, home of the largest independent Film Festival and it is a home of really beautiful, wonderful snow. It doesn’t matter what season you go there, you can find something to do, you can hike, you can mountain bike, or you can drive a snow bike. Salt Lake is a gateway to Utah, where city life contrasts with the vast, beautiful landscapes throughout the state. With the nearby Salt Lake City International Airport this truly is an international hub. Let’s head further from Salt Lake to wilderness and see how the Mighty 5 National Parks and the Greatest Snow on earth make Utah one of the most diverse and naturally beautiful destinations in the Western U.S.
Antelope Island, just 66 kilometer north of Salt Lake City. Although it’s named after antelope this island has incredibly diverse wildlife including almost 700 bison, making Antelope Island a great destination for wildlife sightings. If camping, you can find spots for tents. If you are looking for family activities, you can rent boats, or schedule a guided horse ride, good for both beginners and experts. And enjoy a range of delicious Riverside Barbecue lunch.
In the summer, head east to cool down with some water sports at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir where you can take advantage of the five full-service marinas that give access to boats fishing and other activities to beat the heat. Farther South, you can visit the worlds famous Sundance Mountain Resort, where there is no lack of summer or winter activities to add some adventure to your rest and relaxation. If you are looking for a breath taking view, take the Sundance Scenic Lift Rides to Ray’s Summit where you can hike, mountain bike or just enjoy the tranquility of the landscape.
Canyonlands National Park:
There is no better way to truly experience the southwest than the overnight raft trip, you’ll travel 100 miles to Canyonlands National park where picture-perfect sights exist. Camping gear is essential, stores provides everything you need, from water resistance bags to sleeping bag, sheets, and even roomie tents.
In the winter, you can Ski and snowboard on 450 acres of the Greatest Snow on earth. They say that Mother Nature played favorites with Utah and when you check out the Mighty 5 National Parks or any of Utah’s state parks, you will understand why.
You can either start your day watching the sunrise over the immense zeniths of Canyonlands National Park or if you missed the sunrise, try catching the sunset through an amazing Rock Bow in Arches National Park. There are 2000 natural sand stone arches there. There are two kinds of hikes, day hike, and sunset tours and it is a fantastic way of seeing it the first time. Because you can sit back and relax enjoy the view and someone else does the driving.
Heading west across Southern Utah, you can explore the rest of the Mighty 5 National Parks. Each park is unique, but they all offer a range of activities from hiking and biking to river rafting and fishing. And for a good base camp while exploring the national parks, look no further than the charming nearby towns, each offering an ideal blend of restaurants, shopping and attractions to round out your vacation. Mountain Biking in Moab is like no other place in the world, experienced guides can take you on all kinds of terrains from beginner to advance.
Whether you are in Utah for summer or winter activities, the possibilities are limitless. The native Indians once worshiped the earth as mother and sky as father in this land. This land of red rock the Great Salt Lake and remarkable canyons, it is a wonderful world at the edge of civilization created by the might of natural forces.