When the stress of life comes, there’s a special place you can escape to and live out any great adventure you choose. Escape to Heber Valley where you can leave the crowds and get your mountain medicine. We love our valley, our mountains, and want to share it with you.
Nothing beats soaking up the sun in the summertime.
With the windows and doors closed for so long, the thought of venturing outside felt like a dream, as if summer would never come. The faint whisper of the wind through the open window taunted you and fed your need for adventure.
Now, like a bear waking up from hibernation, we are coming out of our homes as strong as we were before, if not stronger. Our resilience has been proven and we are ready to step over the threshold into a new world. The journey begins anew and the possibilities are numerous when you Choose Your Adventure in Heber Valley.
Experience the nature of the Wasatch Mountains, the reservoirs, and local rivers that remain unchanged and provide both the tranquility and exhilaration of exploration.
Once reputed as a “paradise land” by settlers in 1857, Heber Valley has grown to be an environment of experiences for visitors that desire to be in a city with modern conveniences, while being able to escape the worries of normal, daily life. The careful balance of rest and relaxation along with activity abound, giving visitors the opportunity to attend many summer events, as well as participate in ventures such as horseback riding, ATVing, ziplining, swimming, golfing, hiking, biking and more.
CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN ATVING
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 mountain ranges are excellent for all-terrain experiences and Wasatch Mountain State Park has over 23,000 acres and 30 miles of trails to choose from. The mountains are calling!
PLAY 90 HOLES OF GOLF ON AWARD-WINNING COURSES
Take 18 holes one step further! Heber Valley has five award-winning golf courses in the area. Each course is challenging in its own way. Enjoy this activity with views of Mount Timpanogos, lakes and more.
HIKE IN WASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
Located in the Dutch Hollow trail system, the Heber Valley Overlook is a popular and easy 1.2-mile hike that offers scenic views of the Provo River, Heber Valley and Mount Timpanogos. The Visitor Center Trail is also a great option that is heavily shaded for sunny days!
EXPLORE TOWN ON AN ELECTRIC BIKE
If you like the idea of biking, but need a little assistance, electric bikes are the perfect solution. Rent or buy an electric bike (traditional bikes are also available) that can help you cruise the bike-friendly streets of Heber City and Midway while exploring the sites.
MOUNTAIN BIKE THE WOW TRAIL
Catch a shuttle and glide down the mountain or work up a sweat and climb to the top — either way, the views are worth it on the WOW trail in Wasatch Mountain State Park. This trail can be done on a mountain bike, electric bike or on foot. The whole trail is a 9-mile distance and is rated an intermediate to advanced difficulty.
Whatever craving comes, there’s a local restaurant for the solution. From American and BBQ to European and Mexican, Heber Valley will keep you full for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have plenty of suggestions for the sweet tooth in you when you need an afternoon snack. With over 30 local restaurants, you have options to feast on fresh, delectable meals during your stay.
MAKE A SPLASH AT AQUA X ZONE
Located at Jordanelle State Park, the Aqua X Zone is a water park that floats on the reservoir. Open to all swimmers six and up, it’s a great way to have fun in the summer sun. Kids and adults alike will love bouncing on the giant balloon obstacles as they float on top of the water’s surface. If you get pushed off into the water? Well, that’s fun too.
PADDLEBOARD AT DEER CREEK RESERVOIR
From June to September in the morning and late afternoons, paddleboarding is a great form of exercise, yet it hardly feels like work since it includes exploring nature, sunbathing and spending time with friends or family. Paddleboarding can be done on most bodies of water in the Heber Valley.
FLOAT THE PROVO RIVER
Using a guide for this experience, it’s fun to cool off with a trip down the Provo River on a raft or tube. Beat the summer heat and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and bring water shoes.
FLY THROUGH THE SKY ON A ZIPLINE
Experience the thrill of flying through the air on the longest zipline over water in the world. You can also try the longest continuous zipline in the world, spanning two miles without touching the ground. Ziplineutah.com
RIDE THE HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD
The adventures continue with another iconic part of the town — the Heber Valley Railroad. Nicknamed the “Heber Creeper,” this train takes scenic rides through the canyon and themed rides for the changing seasons and holidays throughout the year including the pumpkin train, the North Pole Express, the Easter Bunny, the Wild West and more. Hebervalleyrr.org
SOAK, SWIM AND SCUBA DIVE AT THE HOMESTEAD RESORT CRATER
Did you know you could scuba dive in Utah’s land-locked, desert state? The Homestead Crater is a mineral spring, 55 feet below the top of a limestone beehive-shaped dome. The water stays anywhere from 90-96 degrees Fahrenheit no matter the weather outside. The Crater is a unique, natural wonder that’s a one-of-a-kind experience. homesteadresort.com/utah-resort-things-to-do/homestead-crater/
EXPERIENCE HORSEBACK RIDING
Sometimes it’s nice to get out of the car after a long drive and experience the wind in your hair on an equestrian adventure. Trotting through the area, guides and outfitters can help your group embark on a unique journey where each rider builds memories for a lifetime around the rich area of Heber Valley.
rockymountainoutfitters.com or kbhorses.com.
CATCH A FISH
When it comes to Blue Ribbon locations, Heber Valley offers plenty of fishing spots. From the Provo River to Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoirs, cast a line and get ready for a catch. Whether a beginner or a seasoned veteran, local outfitters can help you catch one of the 3,500-4,000 fish in every mile of the stream. Before you know it, you’ll have your own fish story to bring home.
TAKE A DAIRY FARM TOUR
Enjoy a picturesque day on the farm at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. The small Kohler family dairy farm and creamery is open for public visitors. It are also ranked among national champions garnering awards from prestigious organizations including the American Cheese Society, Utah Cheese Awards and being recognized as a trendsetter at the Speciality Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show.
A DAY OF REST AND RELAXATION
•Fuel your day with a delightful breakfast at Fanny’s Grill
•Head over to Zipline Utah for a chance to fly over water
•Grab lunch at the train-themed Dairy Keen
•Relax and take in the sites of Heber Valley on a train ride
•Enjoy dinner at Midway Mercantile
•Attend one of the many local Heber Valley summer events
TWO DAYS IN THE VALLEY
•Trot through the trails of Heber on horseback
•Stop by Lola’s Street Kitchen for a mouth-watering burger or sandwich for lunch
•Brush-up on your swing with a round of golf
•Dine-in at the Back 40 Ranch House Grill
•Rise and shine as you grab a cinnamon roll from Midway Bakery on Main
•Take a tour of the Kohler Family Dairy Farm
•Ride around the quaint neighborhoods of Heber Valley on an electric bike
•Find the perfect lunch at the Spin Cafe
•Venture out on a lovely hike before heading home
FUN IN THE SUN MULTI DAY TRIP
•Order breakfast at Cafe Galleria to start the day
•Make a splash at the Aqua X Zone
•Take a bite for lunch at the Soldier Hollow Grill
•Find peace in a hike in Wasatch Mountain State Park
•Reserve a table at Simon’s Restaurant
•Order delectable kolaches from Dotties Kolaches
•Spend a relaxing morning fishing
•Renew your energy with lunch at the Midway Bakery on Main
•Hit the mountain trails on an ATV
•Experience a high-quality dinner at Z Chop Haus
•Climb into the Homestead Crater for a refreshing soak
•Start the day at Fanny’s Grill
•Hike one of the many trails in the Wasatch Mountain State Park
•Curb your cravings at Lola’s Street Kitchen
•Soak up the sun paddleboarding at Jordanelle Reservoir
•Toast to a wonderful vacation at the Heber Valley Brewing Company
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