Heber Valley is not only known for The Greatest Snow on Earth but also known as Utah’s backyard playground. Every year, family and friends gather for vacations, weekend getaways and events, some of which are award-winning.
How much do you know about Heber Valley? Read through these seven facts to see how many people come to Heber Valley each summer for fun adventures. Take note as to what to put on your Heber Valley summer bucket list.
It’s a particularly unique feature to have so many non-chain restaurants with delicious food to choose from in Heber Valley. Whatever craving comes, there’s a restaurant with the solution. Dining options range from American and BBQ to European and Mexican. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have options to feast on fresh and delectable meals that will leave you stuffed and satisfied with new favorite foods.
After all, everyone needs to eat. So make a new restaurant part of the adventure!
Experience the thrill and excitement of flying through the air on a zip line. See the beautiful scenic views of Heber Valley from the sky as you soar above the trees. In addition to the zip line, team-building and family-bonding activities are a great way to experience the countless courses Zipline Utah offers.
Zipline Utah has the longest zip line over water in the world, extending 3,900 feet. They also have the longest continuous zip line in the world spanning two miles without touching the ground. Two guides take adventurers through the course on an adventure never to be forgotten.
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Savor your time in Heber Valley by residing at the largest private log cabin in America. Timber Moose Lodge sits on 12 acres of land and consists of 26,000 square feet of living space. With 13 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms and accommodations for 96 people to banquet together, it takes a large group to fill this mansion. Now, that’s a party!
Golf groups, corporate retreats and youth groups enjoy the indoor swimming pool and sauna, game rooms and five outdoor decks and balconies that showcase the 360-degree views around them.
Take 18 holes of golf one step further with the Epic 90 Pass that Heber Valley offers to golf-lovers. The pass lets golf enthusiasts experience five award-winning golf courses in the area. The pass includes one round (18 holes and a cart) at each of the five courses, plus it offers pass holders a 20 percent discount on room accommodations at select locations in the valley.
Soldier Hollow offers a championship complex built on the mountainside of Midway. Both Gold and Silver Courses are challenging in their own ways. The Silver Course is the tamer of the two, with shorter and wider fairways and a view of Mount Timpanogos. The Gold Course is higher in elevation that changes with each hole and overlooks the Heber Valley below.
Wasatch Mountain has two courses—the Lake Course and Mountain Course both located at Wasatch Mountain State Park. They are consistently ranked most popular, affordable and scenic in Utah. The Lake Course is considered the easier of the two and has several shorter par-5 holes that require accurate tee shots. The Mountain Course is carved from natural mountain contours. On this course, it’s required to go the full 18 holes, taking a golf cart up the mountainside and back to the clubhouse.
Crater Springs Golf Course is known for its stunning beauty and close proximity to the Homestead Resort. Several golfers are drawn to the region and attracted by recent updates to the course including new cart paths, GPS-equipped carts and repositioned tees. Enjoy the mountain view and air as you putt your way through this par-72 course.
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If you love dogs, you might like the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship. What started in 2002 with 10,000 visitors, immediately became the most attended sheepdog event in North America.
In this sport, herding dogs move sheep around gates, fences and enclosures as they are directed by their handlers. Mark Peterson, the founder of this event, thought Soldier Hollow’s mountainside would be the perfect place for such an event after the snow melted at this Olympic venue and he was right. This four-day festival includes other activities celebrating man’s best friend including Splash Dogs and Agility Dogs.
Run by roughly 2,000 volunteers from surrounding towns, the Swiss Days Festival has become the second largest festival in Utah with 80,000-100,000 attendees and 190 vendors every year. The festival has been a tradition in Heber Valley since the 1940s and continues to showcase the Swiss heritage.
Swiss Days is the perfect family adventure that includes a 10k, a parade, crafts, food and entertainment for two days.
Create your summer escape into the arts and culture of Heber Valley’s Artiscape. This summer, Heber Valley has over 114 arts events on their calendar! Visual art, music performances, theatre performances and cowboy poetry readings are a few of the events that visitors from all over the world attend.
What are you most looking forward to doing in Heber Valley this summer?