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6 Forms of Alternate Transportation in Heber Valley

Posted On
May 13, 2016
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Things to Do
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There are times when you’re exploring a new area and looking for things to do that you have to just ditch the car. We have created a list of the six most common forms of alternate ways to see the Heber Valley beside from inside a car.

Zip Line 

Soar through the air along miles of zip lines as you take flight through wooded forests or over the water at Deer Creek Reservoir. Whether you choose to ride under the canopy of tree at Provo Canyon Zip Line or to soar across the longest zip line over water in North America at Zipline Utah you’ll get a perspective of Heber Valley that few will ever have.

Biking

Biking and Utah go together like bees and honey, and more people are finding out that Heber Valley is the place to go for a long scenic road ride or quick burst up in the mountains. Places like Dutch Hallow, and the WOW (Wasatch Over Wasatch) Trail that connect Park City to the Heber Valley make for some of the best riding along the Wasatch back. To find out where to go next we’ve created a list of trails from family friendly to rough and tough.

Didn’t bring a bike with you? No, problem Uinta Recreation, Midway Adventure Company, and Adventure Haus all provide rental options from street cruisers to mountain hoppers.

Horseback

Before we had off road vehicles measured in horsepower, there was just horse-power to get us around. Horseback riding in Utah is the quintessential western experience. Explore the Rocky Mountains the old fashioned way on horseback. Feel like a cowboy, minus the bucking and roping of course, as you get a glimpse into the old western way of life. Now, beware, horses are better for the environment then cars, but that doesn’t make them emissions free.

For trails through Heber Valley’s red rock hills, visit KB Horses. For trails through beautiful summer and fall foliage visit Rocky Mountain Outfitters.

Railroad

Originally, the Heber Valley Railroad was the only form of alternate transportation, commuting passengers, livestock and supplies between Provo and Heber City. Today, sheep cars have been replaced by passenger cars, and long stuffy trips have been revamped to offer fun on board entertainment. In the coming months train enthusiasts from all over will be excited to know that a 1907 steam powered engine will once again be on the tracks.

Heber Valley Railroad

Off Road Vehicles

There are places where cars just don’t cut it and where an off road vehicle is the perfect option. Unique to the Heber Valley, just minutes from Park City, and within an hour from Salt Lake City or Provo you can be zooming through the mountains at full throttle. With access points at Wasatch Mountain State Park, near Daniels Summit Lodge, all around Strawberry Reservoir (and many places in between) there are literally thousands of miles of trails to explore.

Come into the visitor center and we can get you come excellent maps to get you out and about!

Rafting the River

Lazy float down the river during the heat of the summer? Yes, please! The Provo River runs from deep in the Uinta Mountains all the way to Utah Lake. Throughout the summers months grab a tube, or climb aboard a raft to float down the Lower Provo River (between Deer Creek Reservoir and Orem). Floating or rafting the Provo River is a perfect way to introduce young kids to rafting or to have a quick and easy water adventure. 

 

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Outdoors, Outfitters, Summer