Heber City, Utah — Experience the nature of the Wasatch mountains and create your own adventure in Heber Valley. Utah’s magnificent desert landscapes and snowy mountain ranges make it the place to be. And if you’re looking to get moving by foot, bike, boat, train, or zipline, then Heber Valley is the ideal destination for your summer adventure. Heber Valley: the place to GO!
“Heber Valley has become a premiere year-round destination for anyone looking to explore the small-town charm yet still seeking big thrills,” said Dallin Koecher, Executive Director of Heber Valley Tourism. "With three pristine lakes, over 90 holes of golf, hundreds of miles of trails, world-renowned fly fishing, a 10,000-year-old geothermal hot spring, the world’s longest continuous zip line, and a historic railroad – the adventures are endless."
One-of-a-Kind Experiences Offered Only In Heber Valley:
Visitors and residents alike are afforded truly unique and one-of-a-kind experiences in this mountain valley. Here are the top must-do activities and places to visit in Heber Valley:
- 100s of Miles of Trails: The valley boasts over 400 miles of hiking and biking trails along with three expansive state parks and endless public land to recreate. There’s literally hundreds of miles of trails with no end to the adventure.
- Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Streams: Anglers have over 15 miles of premium river access that carves through this alpine valley. Streams offer prolific hatches with rich populations of trout, bass, walleye, and yellow perch. The Heber Valley location is also a gateway to the Uinta Mountain range with over 400 miles of streams and over 500 natural lakes, many of which are stocked for fishing enthusiasts.
- Commemorative Air Force Museum: The Air Force Museum features historic planes – mostly from WWII, women in aviation, and commercial aircraft. Its current signature restoration project is a 1941 Boeing PT17 Stearman that is on display. Warbird rides are offered on the T-6 Texan or PT-17 Stearman and be booked in advance.
- Dark Skies Destination: With both Jordanelle State Park and Timpanogos Cave National Monument being internationally designated dark skies areas, more and more visitors are coming to Heber Valley for star gazing opportunities.
- Golf At New Heights: Cooler temperatures and an arid climate make the golf experience in Heber Valley one of the best in the world. The valley offers over 90 holes at five award-winning courses.
- Heber Valley Artisan Cheese: Originally a farming community, this 100-year-old active dairy pays homage to the town’s heritage. Known now for its award-winning cheeses, the dairy also offers daily farm tours and monthly cheese tasting and cheese making classes.
- Historic Heber Valley Railroad: This slower-paced, family-friendly train ride runs along the scenic Deer Creek path – the same train route used in the 1800s to ship goods and materials, as well as transport valley residents. Through preservation efforts, several locomotives have been restored for use in this enjoyable activity. Scenic train rides depart multiple times a day and event-themed trains run throughout the year.
- Homestead Crater: Swim, soak, snorkel, or dive in this 10,000-year-old geothermal hot spring crater. The water maintains a constant temperature of 90 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit and is known to be the only warm water scuba location in the country.
- Pristine Lakes: Three large lake reservoirs sit within the valley boundaries and provide ample space for water recreation, including fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, and kite surfing. Due to the close mountain proximity, many outdoor enthusiasts can do a water sport in the morning, enjoy a healthy lunch, then be on the mountain for the afternoon.
- Zip Line Adventures: Having the world’s longest continuous zip line at over 2 miles and the world’s longest route over an open body of water certainly garners some national attention. Zip Line Utah has become an exciting attraction for adventure-seeking visitors.
As an outdoor adventure mecca, Heber Valley offers arguably the easiest access to northern Utah’s stunning Wasatch back mountain range. Located less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, a mere 15 minutes from Park City, and roughly 25 minutes from Sundance Resort, this beautiful mountain valley has garnered national attention for its idyllic setting and small-town charm. Explore all there is to do in Heber Valley using the new online TRIP PLANNER for custom itinerary recommendations. Learn more about summer activities: www.gohebervalley.com/summer.
About Heber Valley
Heber Valley is surrounded by stunning mountain views and limitless outdoor recreation. With over 30 local restaurants and a variety of lodging from luxury resorts to nationally known brands to quaint bed and breakfast accommodations, this charming mountain town offers a picture-perfect location for guests year-round. Come explore one of Mother Nature’s favorite destinations. To learn more, visit gohebervalley.com.