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Sun and Fun Below Mount Timpanogos: Explorations of Deer Creek State Park

  • Posted On: 2/3/19 at 09:57 AM
  • Category: Expert Advice, Things to Do
The sunlight sparkled and danced on the water as we drove beside Deer Creek Reservoir. The day was warm, the sun was out, and I was excited to get out on the water. Pulling into a parking spot, my husband and I headed up to Deer Creek Island Resort to pick up our rental kayaks.

Cross-country Skiing in the Tracks of Olympians

  • Posted On: 12/28/18 at 10:26 AM
  • Category: Expert Advice, Things to Do
Nobody in my group believes me when I tell them this is the first time I've ever touched a ski. I grew up in Utah but my family didn't ski, and when I graduated from sledding I went straight to a snowboard. I tell the cross-country ski instructor that I've been here to Soldier Hollow before, though. I came to help my uncle Steve install some gigantic Olympic rings for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games when I was 16.

Finding the best Snowmobile Trails in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 12/18/18 at 09:43 AM
  • Category: Expert Advice, Things to Do
Revving our engines, we climb through dense forest, leaning into our turns as we aim our snowmobiles toward the summit, fresh snow lightly falling around us. Our guide and local snowmobiling expert, Brent Hill, is the owner of Daniels Summit Lodge, and he grooms these trails every day all winter long. He has the trail map memorized and doesn’t hesitate as he hangs quick turns through the seemingly endless wilderness.

Play All Day Adventures

  • Posted On: 11/26/18 at 05:32 PM
All right you winter lovers, those who can’t get enough of that white stuff, those of you that live for the "Greatest Snow on Earth," this is the Heber Valley plan to get the shots of powder in your face that you so love. In this Play All Day Adventure you going to want to plan on at least three days, because after all you’ll be playing ALL day.

Winter's Bluebird Days: A perfect Staycation

  • Posted On: 11/3/18 at 11:05 AM
  • Category: Expert Advice, Things to Do
Winters can be kind of gloomy. But there is nothing better than those “bluebird” days of winter when the clouds part and the skies are brilliant blue. Those are the days winter begs US to come outside to play. Some times we can't get way for days on end, but we can all use a little one or two day staycation. We’re calling this staycation itinerary our “Bluebird Adventure” because it’s designed to help you get the most out of the Heber Valley on one of those sunny days.