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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Brighton Ski Resort
Brighton Ski Resort

(435) 649-7908

8302 S Brighton Loop Rd
Brighton, UT 84121   Directions Website

Enjoy the outdoor beauty of the mountain scene and the atmosphere on the slopes at Brighton Ski Resort. 1,050 acres of accessible terrain include 1,875 vertical feet of skiing, so you'll have plenty of time in the snow. Brighton also has day lodges, equipment rentals, ski and snowboard school, a pub, and much more. You won't find anywhere as obliging as this ski resort.

Great Salt Lake State Park
Great Salt Lake State Park

(801) 828-0787

13312 West 1075 South
Magna, UT 84044   Directions Website

If your travels take you to northern Utah, then experiencing the Great Salt Lake is a must-see. The scenic interplay of the lake's pristine water reflecting the sky's colorful displays is something that everyone should witness for themselves. With outdoor areas for camping as well as a large number of nature trails and walking paths, this natural jewel should be an essential part of any trip to the area.

Jordanelle Marina | Boat, Jet Ski, Kayak & SUP Rentals
Jordanelle Marina | Boat, Jet Ski, Kayak & SUP Rentals

(435) 615-7397

515 State Rd 319
Heber City, UT 84032   Directions Website

Hang out at Jordanelle Marina, where you can soak up some sun while fishing or playing around with water toys like jet skis and pontoon boats. For a couple more thrills on the water, try your skill at water skiing, wake-boarding or other water sports. The marina offers other playthings like a water trampoline or a water weenie. This place is fun for the whole family, so bring the sunscreen and be ready for a good time at another great Salt Lake City destination.

National Park Service | Bryce Canyon
National Park Service | Bryce Canyon

(435) 834-5322

Salt Lake City, UT
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The majestic panorama of nature intermingling with your senses is something to behold from any of the strategically placed lookout points at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Utah's crown jewel of a National Park brings together not only Utah's natural beauty, but celebrates its cultural diversity as it embraces nature. Freeze-thaw cycles, not a river, formed this magnificent and always changing geological attraction, and temperatures stay in the comfortable 80s range during the day and dip into the 40s at night. But don't let the chilly night leave you cold as the lack of light pollution allows you to see even more stars with even greater detail in the deep evening sky.

Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden

(801) 585-0556

300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108   Directions Website

Red Butte Garden is nature's haven to get you away from all the hustle and bustle, and give you a chance to really commune with nature. The whole family will not only enjoy the deep, clean breaths of air and dazzling scenery, but there is much to explore and learn in this truly enchanting corner of the city.

Skydive Utah
Skydive Utah

(435) 833-9999

4647 N Airport Rd
Tooele, UT 84074   Directions Website

Get the ultimate extreme sports rush by jumping out of an airplane with Skydive Utah. The daredevil experts at this company are ready to take you on the plunge of a lifetime. Before you leap, you'll be trained in the act and your first descent will be a tandem jump with an instructor. If you are "bitten by the skydiving bug", you can eventually move on to a free fall by yourself.

Sugar House Park
Sugar House Park

(801) 467-1721

1330 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106   Directions Website

Considered by many to be a "crown jewel" of national parks, the Sugar House Park offers a chance to literally take a deep breath and soothe your senses from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Opportunities to commune with nature are everywhere throughout the various recreation trails and picturesque scenery of the park.

The Lodge at Snowbird
The Lodge at Snowbird

(801) 933-2222

9260 E Lodge Road
Snowbird, UT 84092   Directions Website

If skiing is your sport of choice, then you know the exciting feeling of racing down the slopes all too well. Head to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and you'll soon find out why Outside magazine named it the "No. 1 Ski Resort in North America". If you're not so good on the slopes, the resort is home to summer recreation as well, so you can plan a trip that guarantees fun any time of year. A spa, fine dining and on-site bars are just a few of the perks at this destination.

This Is the Place Heritage Park
This Is the Place Heritage Park

(801) 582-1847

2601 Sunnyside Ave S
Salt Lake City, UT 84108   Directions Website

Want to remember how the West was won? Then "This Is the Place Heritage Park" will give you the chance to relive the story! This sprawling, 450-acre historic park is packed with so many stories and attractions that the highly knowledgeable staff will go above and beyond to make sure you take in as much as you possibly can!

Let the Visitor Center be your first clue, as it is a stunning replica of a 19th Century sugar mill. There, you can choose your plans for the day, but don't forget to see all the breathtaking monuments in the Statuary Walk. And it doesn't matter what time of year it is, there's always something fun and interesting on the park's very busy calendar of events. There are dozens of Special Event Days, concerts and other notable happenings that will make you want to return again and again!

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