Top 10 Things to do...
- Snowbasin Resort – Ski or board
slopes where many 2002 Olympic Winter Games events were held.
Mountain-top amenities offer tasty food and incredible views. Great
hiking and biking during summer.
Mountain Resort – Steep slopes and deep powder make this
place unique – it often gets more snow than any other Utah
resort. Hiking and biking trails are also superb.
- Antelope Island – Explore the Great Salt Lake, swim, picnic,
camp, bike or hike the island trails to great viewpoints. You
can also view a diverse variety of wildlife at this Utah State
- Golden Spike National Historic Site – View railroad
memorabilia and replicas of historic steam engines. Watch
reenactments of the “golden spike” ceremony, when east met west
here on May 10, 1869, completing the first transcontinental
Reservoir – Ski or wakeboard the glassy water on this scenic
reservoir, which is protected by mountains on all sides and so
its surface is often ideal for water sports. It also offers
excellent fishing for perch, crappie and tiger muskie.
Bay – Camp, boat, water ski and fish at this freshwater
reservoir, located on the edge of the Great Salt Lake. Walleye
and unique “wipers” keep anglers happy.
- Eccles Dinosaur Park
– View life-sized replicas of more than 100 dinosaurs and other
prehistoric animals. A hands-on education center makes this a
great place to bring kids.
Buenaventura Park – This was the site of the first permanent
Anglo settlement in the Great Basic. It’s establishment marked
the end of the mountain man and fur trapper era. Rendezvous and
other Old West events are held here.
- Ogden River
and Weber River – Both these streams offer very good fishing.
The Weber is also a popular river for kayaking. There are
several excellent campgrounds on the South Fork of the Ogden
east of Huntsville.
- Monte Cristo area – Snowmobiling is great on some 185 miles
of groomed trail in this high mountain area. Links provide easy
access to other winter play spots. During summer you can hike
and view many species of wildlife in this area.
Salt Lake City, UT
Top 10 Things to do...
- Ski Resorts - Snowbird, Alta,
Brighton and Solitude all provide fabulous skiing during winter and a multitude
of activities during summer.
- Historic Temple Square
- Tour LDS Temple Square, which is home to the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle
Choir. View the summer gardens and Christmas lights displays.
- Family History Library
- Learn about your ancestors at this extensive facility, which is open for
- Olympic Sites - See the venues where
the 2002 Winter Games were held. You can test your skills in Olympic-style
competition at many sites.
Sports - Take in an NBA game with the
Utah Jazz, Major League Soccer
with Real Salt Lake, baseball
with the Salt Lake Stingers,
or hockey with the Utah Grizzlies.
- Great Salt Lake
- Swim in the salty water. Its also great sport to sail, kayak and powerboat
around the lake.
Park - Ride the roller coasters and other amusement park rides, enjoy the
midway performances and games, and tour Pioneer Village.
- Heritage Sites - Explore the
State Capitol, Governor’s
Mansion, historic homes along South Temple,
This is the Place
Heritage Park, and the Lion House, plus
- Kennecott Copper Mine
offers extensive displays showing mining equipment and history. The mine, the
world's largest man-made excavation, is 2 ½-miles across and ¾-mile deep - so
big it can be seen from outer space. Copper is the primary product but the mine
also yields significant quantities of gold, silver and molybdenum. There is a
visitor center on-site.
- Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary
- Observe animals, birds and reptiles, many in natural-style settings.