Tag Archives: Scenic

Utah Fitness Trails

Utah Hiking Biking Running & Walking Trails

Featured Photo: Jordan River Parkway In January
Taylorsville, UT 5100 South Area__ScottyReed

Salt Lake Area

Jordan River Parkway Trail  Wasatch Front  *Best

Ensign Peak Trailhead  Downtown City Views

Memory Grove Park  Downtown

Bonneville Shoreline Trail  Wasatch Front  *Best

Red Butte Canyon  Salt Lake

Parleys Historic Nature Park  Salt Lake

Liberty Park  Salt Lake  *Best

Sugar House Park  Sugarhouse  *Best

Mount Olympus Trailhead

Murray Park  *Best

Flat Iron Mesa Park  Sandy  *Best

Bell Canyon Trail  Sandy *Best

Mueller Park Trail  Bountiful

Decker Lake Park  West Valley

Millcreek Canyon

Grandeur Peak Trailhead

Porter Fork Trail

Lower Big Water Trail

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Butler Fork To Dog Lake Trail

Donut Falls Trailhead  Forest Hiking

Provo Area

Timpanogos Cave *Best

Mt. Timpanogos North Trailhead  *Best

Utah Outdoor Organizations

Mountain Resorts

Utah Summer & Winter Resorts

Utah Mountain Resort Events & Activities, Summer & Winter Sports, Hiking, Biking, Scenic Chairlift Rides, Mountain Slides & Coasters, Summer Activities, Concerts, Outdoor Dining, Stargazing, Geology Hike & Rides, Gondolas, Winter Activities, Snow Skiing, Boarding

Salt Lake Area

Snowbird Resort  *Best Events
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sandy
9385 S, Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird

Alta Mountain Resort
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sandy
10010 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Alta

Solitude Mountain Resort *Best Events
Big Cottonwood Canyon
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Solitude

Brighton
Big Cottonwood Canyon
8302 South Brighton Loop Road

Park City

Park City Mountain Resort *Best Events
1345 Lowell Ave, Park City

Canyon Village at Park City
4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City

Deer Valley Resort
2250 Deer Valley Dr S, Park City

Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa
784 Resort Dr, Midway

Homestead Resort
700 Homestead Dr, Midway

Provo Utah County

Sundance Mountain Resort
Provo Canyon
8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance

Ogden North Salt Lake

Snowbasin Mountain Resort *Best Events
3925 Snow Basin Rd, Huntsville

Powder Mountain
6965 E Powder Mountain Rd, Eden

Southern Utah

Brian Head Mountain Resort
Near Southern State University, Cedar City, Ut
329 UT-143, Brian Head

Train Ride Provo Canyon

Heber Valley Railroad up Provo Canyon, Utah, Utah County, Family Train Rides

Climb aboard for breathtaking scenery and a time to unwind during this relaxing, three-hour ride. Capture stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and the dramatic landscape of the glacier-carved Provo Canyon.

The Provo Canyon Limited departs from The Heber Valley Railroad Station, follows the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir then travels along the banks of the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park. You will have a layover of approximately 20 minutes at the Park, where the little passengers can play at the playground, and the grown-ups can enjoy the riverside views.  The return trip to the Heber Depot is just over an hour aboard the train.

Daily Train Rides (Except Sunday)

Heber Valley Railroad
450 S 6th W, Heber City, UT 84032
(435) 654-5601

Ogden Nature Center Free Saturday

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The Ogden Nature Center will offer free admission and naturalist-guided activities on Saturdays throughout the summer. Free hands-on crafts, nature walks and activities provided.

Located in the heart of Ogden, you’ll find a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. Visitors enjoy 1.5 miles of walking trails, picnic areas, tree houses, bird blinds and an exhibit of live birds of prey. The preserve is a hot spot for birding. Two of Utah’s greenest buildings are on site to teach about sustainable structures. A unique gift shop is located in the Visitor Center.

The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of classes & workshops for all ages including art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainability, summer camps and more.

Ogden Nature Center
966 W 12th St, Ogden, UT 84404
(801) 621-7595

National & State Parks

Best State & National Parks In Utah

Distance From Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Area

Great Salt Lake State Park  Magna 19 miles

East Canyon State Park  Morgan 36 miles

Rockport State Park  Peoa 37 miles

Jordanelle State Park  Heber 37 miles
Rock Cliff Nature Center

Antelope Island State Park  Syracuse 43 miles

Wasatch Mountain State Park  Midway 46 miles

Utah Lake State Park  Provo 46 miles

Echo State Park  Coalville 48 miles

Willard Bay State Park  51 miles *Best

Deer Creek State Park  Heber 54 miles

Northern Utah Area

Hyrum Lake State Park  77 miles

Bear River State Park  Garden City 122 miles *Best

Southern Utah Area

Starvation State Park  Duchesne 116 miles

Fremont Indian State Park & Museum  Sevier 183 miles

Arches National Park  Moab 230 miles *Best

Dead Horse Point State Park  245 miles *Best

Bryce Canyon National Park  268 miles *Best

Zion National Park  308 miles *Best

Related Resources

Utah State Parks

Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation

Red Butte Garden

University of Utah

Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including displays and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.

Red Butte Garden
University of Utah
300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108
(801) 585-0556

Bell Canyon Trail

Bell Canyon Trail to Lower Falls is a 5.4-mile out-and-back hike featuring a lake and city views. Located between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Sandy, Utah offering fishing, hiking, and winter snowshoeing.

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Bell Canyon Trail, Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Bell Canyon Photo Gallery

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a U.S. National Monument protecting 1,880,461 acres (760,996 ha) of land in southern Utah encompassing three main regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Canyons of the Escalante – all of which are managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.