Spring into action and get moving outside in Heber Valley. The weather is warmer, the grass is starting to flourish with the flowers and the sun is shining longer for extended amounts of fun. Heber Valley is the perfect summer destination because you can cool off in the water or take to the mountains for cooler temperatures and enjoy the summer breeze.
Coming out of winter hibernation, here are four specific activities to help you celebrate the warmer outdoor weather in thrilling ways.
It’s time to get moving!
People that thrive off of adventure and excitement will love ATV/UTV rides. Why walk or run when you can cover more ground with off-road vehicles? Utah’s Wasatch Mountain range is excellent for all-terrain experiences and Wasatch Mountain State Park has over 23,000 acres and 30 miles of trails to choose from.
Trails of various difficulties make it possible for riders of all experience levels to enjoy their trip without anxiety and fear. While acquiring an ATV, you can contact guides and outfitters for guided tours that will provide a platform of fun without the added stress of planning the ride and getting lost. Guided tours are offered in multiple time lengths to fit perfectly in your trip schedule.
The mountains are calling!
Photo Credit: Adam Barker
Another way to get moving outside in Heber Valley is to mount your trusty steed and gallop through the valley. Horseback riding is a fun pastime for families, friends, dates and corporate groups.
Guides and outfitters in Heber Valley are committed to providing a high-quality riding experience no matter the group. Tours can vary from hours to full-day rides. Outfitters can also guide you to different parts of the valley in order to witness the scenic vistas.
Trotting through the area, each rider experiences the same area in different ways and build memories for a lifetime around the rich area of Heber Valley.
What if you don’t like animals?
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Both mountain bikes and electric bikes are available by outfitters to give you a different type of valley tour. You can also bring your own bike if you have the travel space.
Heber Valley has been thoughtful of the biking community as they’ve built designated bike paths on roadsides throughout the valley. This provides a safe and relaxing biking adventure for everyone, especially families with small children.
For biking enthusiasts, there are over 80 miles of mountain trails ranging in skill level to traverse. Feel the wind in your face as you speed through scenes of forests and meadows. Some trails are half or full-day undertakings, while others are more suitable for an overnight backpacking adventure.
What trail will you take?
Photo Credit: Heber Valley Railroad
Sometimes you’re not in the mood to move around, but you still want to be outdoors soaking up the sun. The Heber Valley Railroad is the outing for you. All aboard the train as it chugs through the Provo Canyon.
Listen for the train whistle during the day on one of three seasonal scenic trains. With a boxed lunch available and a concession car to satisfy your cravings, you can rest and relax on your summer vacation.
Families might like the special themed trains that run at night for 90 minutes. Experience train adventures including pirates and princesses, wizards, Broadway tunes, cowboys and more.
Spring into summer and get moving with these four activities that are sure to keep you active in Heber Valley. There are numerous things to do that can keep you busy on your first warm-weather vacation of the year.
Choose your own adventure and make sure to post about it on social media! Tag @hebervalley on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #hebervalley.