Whether you’re looking for a family vacation or a solo getaway, Heber Valley in Northern Utah is the prime destination for the outdoor adventurer. Just 50 minutes from Salt Lake City, you’ll find over 200 miles of trails to for hiking, biking, or snowmobiling, and 24 miles of golf course between five public courses. No matter what season you visit, Heber Valley is sure to entertain.
True to Utah’s reputation, you will find great skiing and snowboarding in Heber Valley. The Valley sits just 15 minutes from word-class ski resorts, such as Park City. However, you’ll need to visit in the warmer months to experience the blue ribbon fly-fishing the Provo River has to offer. With about 45,000 fish per river mile, the river is known for its quality of fish and ease of access, accompanied by beautiful scenery.
Heber Valley is full of historic sites for the history buffs in your group. Stop by, or stay a few days at Homestead Resort. Originally known in the late 1800’s as Schneiter’s Hot pots, the hot springs site was a welcome place for residents from the town of Midway to relax and rejuvenate, and should not be missed. Among the must-see sites at this resort is the Homestead Crater. If you think the idea of a hot spring in a cave sounds cool, you just hit the jackpot. This all-natural, geothermal pool is found inside a 55-foot tall cave of limestone rock. Earn some bragging rights by soaking, snorkeling, or scuba diving in the only warm scuba diving destination in the continental US. Be sure to call ahead for reservations though, as reservations are required to spend time in this historic, natural phenomenon.
If viewing Heber Valley’s beautiful landscape from above sounds more appealing, Adventure Zipline is the way to go. If you have a fear of heights, steer clear because this treetop canopy zipline tour takes you above the Wasatch Mountains and through the trees, giving you breathtaking views of Mt. Timpanogos and the Provo River. It’s the ultimate adventure for the ultimate thrill seeker, and one of the best ways to see the Valley’s nature in all its glory.
It’s not hard to find beautiful lodging in Heber Valley’s many inns and b&b’s, but if you’re looking to be closer to nature to enjoy the valley’s beauty, try camping at one of Heber Valley’s many campsites, some of which are year- round destinations. Go to their lodging page to choose your campsite based on your ideal scenery and activity. The rugged beauty of Mt. Timpanogos provides the perfect backdrop for your camping trip, and Jordanelle Reservoir and Deer Creek Reservoir will provide you with plenty of space for boating, water skiing, and fishing.
Visit Heber Valley’s website to help plan your vacation, and to find more information on all Heber Valley has to offer. You can browse through some amazing options for lodging, check out various activities, and see what’s coming up on their events calendar: www.gohebervalley.com
This post was sponsored by Heber Valley.