Things To Do Near Sunset Utah

Sunset, Utah is situated between the shores of Great Salt Lake and the picturesque Wasatch Mountains.  Sunset got its name from the beautiful sunsets over Great Salt Lake.  If you are just visiting the area be sure to check out the Hill Aerospace Museum hosted by Hill Air Force Base.

Ogden, UT

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  1. 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.
  2. Powder 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.
  3. 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 Park.
  4. 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 railroad.
  5. Pineview 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.
  6. Willard 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Ft. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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

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  1. Ski Resorts - Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude all provide fabulous skiing during winter and a multitude of activities during summer.
  2. 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.
  3. Family History Library - Learn about your ancestors at this extensive facility, which is open for public use.
  4. Olympic Sites - See the venues where the 2002 Winter Games were held. You can test your skills in Olympic-style competition at many sites.
  5. Professional 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.
  6. Great Salt Lake - Swim in the salty water. Its also great sport to sail, kayak and powerboat around the lake.
  7. Lagoon Park - Ride the roller coasters and other amusement park rides, enjoy the midway performances and games, and tour Pioneer Village.
  8. 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 area museums.
  9. 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.
  10. Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary - Observe animals, birds and reptiles, many in natural-style settings.