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  • Utahputting the pieces togetherCome learn about the unique opportunities the State of Utah has for family fun. We'll learn about campgrounds, hikes, and other activities that families can do together in our state that is rich in natural wonders and resources.Email suggestions to walkerra@uvu.edu

  • Breaking it UpThe Big OnesTypes of ActivitiesAreasLocal - Utah ValleySouthEastWestNorthFavoritesResources

  • The Big Ones

  • Five National ParksArchesCanyon LandsCapitol ReefBryce CanyonZions

  • Seven National MonumentsHovenweep National MonumentDinosaur National MonumentCedar Breaks National MonumentTimp Cave National MonumentGrand Staircase Escalante National MonumentNatural Bridges National MonumentRainbow Bridge National Monument

  • Other National AreasGolden Spike National Historical SiteFlaming Gorge National Recreational AreaGlen Canyon/Lake Powell National Recreational AreaNational Wildlife RefugesMonument Valley Navajo Tribal ParkFour Corners (Navajo managed) closed until June 2010

  • State ParksJordenelle (Rock cliff recreation area)Fremont

  • Types of ActivitiesHikes & BikingDrivesCamping, Fishing, BoatingTrips & ToursCultural & MuseumsActivitiesSki, Fun, Events, Rafting, etc.

  • Hikes & BikingTimpanogasMount NeboBattlecreek FallsGrovecreek Battlecreek loop50 Miles from Snowbird to PGAshdown GorgeStrawberry pointSt George NarrowsAlpine canyon & fallsNatural BridgesArchesSlot Canyons San RafaelSpiral GettyHot springs up Diamond ForkGoblin ValleyLittle Wild Horse slot canyon

    Great Western TrailPony Express TrailMormon Pioneer TrailMountain BikingUtah Mountain Biking Trail GuideHorseback RidingHikingUtah WalksBike WalkBike from Utah Lake to Bridal Veil FallsJordan River TrailHike G YBuckskin GulchBullion Falls near Marysville

  • Drives - Scenic BywaysRoutes Designated National Scenic BywaysFlaming Gorge - UintasHighway 12 All American RoadThe Energy Loop: Huntington & Eccles CanyonsNebo LoopLogan CanyonTrail of the AncientsDinosaur Diamond Prehistoric HighwayBrian Head-Panguitch Lake

    Routes Designated Utah Scenic BywaysAlpine LoopBear LakeBeaver CanyonBig Cottonwood CanyonCapitol Reef CountryCedar BreaksOgden RiverColorado RiverDead Horse Point MesaFishlakeIndian CanyonIndian Creek CorridorKolob Fingers RoadLittle Cottonwood CanyonMarkaguant High PlateauMirror LakeMonument Valley to BluffKanab to Mt Carmel and Long ValleyOgden RiverPotash/Colorado RiverProvo CanyonZion Park

    Other Scenic DrivesLegacy Parkway27 Fall Colors Tours

  • DrivesCanyon LandsWater pocket fold & Burr TrailBoulder MountainSan Rafael SwellNine mileZions

  • Camping, Fishing, BoatingNebo loop (Payson to Santaquin)Joes ValleyBear LakeAmerican Fork CanyonSquaw PeakFillmore State ParksOn-line www.reserveamerica.com Back PackingBed and Breakfast (ask the veteran residents)Upper Provo river falls (Uintahs)Carp fishingJordan RiverAny reservoir or lake, any river or stream

  • Trips and ToursCove FortHogle ZooPioneer Trail State Park & This is the PlaceGardensUtah House & Utah botanical center (Kaysville)Red Butte gardensTemple square (garden tours)Thanksgiving Point GardensConservation gardens (Orem, West Jordan)Historical Houses/sites

  • Cultural & MuseumsPlays & TheatreSmall town playhousesTuacahn, Shakespearian festivalCapitol Theatre, Pioneer Playhouse, Hale Center Theatre, Off Broadway Theatrewww.utah.com/saltlake/theatre.htm Performing ArtsUtah Symphony, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Valley Symphony,Ballet West, Utah Regional Balletwww.utah.com/arts Museumswww.utah.com/museumsCleveland Lloyd Dinosaur MuseumChildrens MuseumHutchings Museum (Lehi)Art Museums (Woodbury Gallery, Springville, BYU)History Museums (Daughters of Utah Pioneers)PageantsManti, Clarkston, Castle Valley, Salt Lake

  • ActivitiesSki, Fun, Events, Rafting13 Resorts - Brian Head in Southern UtahCross Country Skiing Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier HollowCherry Hill FarmsLagoonImax in mall in Salt Lake, Thanksgiving PointSmall Town CelebrationsRodeos (best in the country)Temple SquareHalf hour organ concerts at Temple Square Christmas lights at TempleSquare Caving (Grotto club)Rafting by Flaming Gorge, by Green River, Provo River upper part only

  • SkiingSki ResortsSkiingSnow BoardingJumpingBrian HeadTubingCross Country SkiingSnow shoeing

  • Local Utah Valley Area

  • LehiThanksgiving Point Dinosaur & other MuseumThanksgiving Point gardens, golf, farm countryCabelas (fish)Hutchings MuseumPorters PlaceWillow Park CampingRadio remote controlled airplane parkLehi CenterIndoor swimming pool made for kidsClimbing wall

  • West DesertSoldiers Pass Dolomite Square rocksCamp Floyd Stage Coach Inn in Fairfield5 mile passClay pits (fossils)Hot pots at Saratoga SpringsPony Express TrailGhost TownsTopliftBlack Canyon pinenuts every 3 years?Simpson SpringsVernon LakeGeodes

  • American Fork & HighlandAdventure land ParkAmerican Fork Amphitheatre outdoor theatre by Developmental CenterMt Timpanogas Temple groundTabernacle (family history center)Fox Hollow golf courseAlpine Country club

  • AlpineCandy factoryAlpine Canyon FallsSliding Rock - water slide 1 mile hikeHistoric Pioneer Relic Hall & trailsAlpine Art Center and Outdoor sculpture park

  • Pleasant Grove & LindonDaughters of Utah Pioneers MuseumBattle Creek FallsGrove Creek Canyon hikeCurly SpringsHogs head trailTimpanokee to PGJump on itAnderson Park (camping)Fort markersValley Center Play house in LindonGrove Theatre (Alhambra)

  • American Fork CanyonAlpine LoopTimpanogas CaveTimpanokee Hike to TimpMutual DellCampingTibbleFork, Silver lake, mines, fishing, hikingUS cave, Skunk CaveCascade Springs

  • Provo CanyonAspen GroveStewart FallsSundance theatre, skiing Art Shack!Bridal Veil Falls, Upper FallsWasatch Valley Railroad (Heber Creeper)Provo River fishingDeer Creek DamWallsburg, North Fork,Squaw Peak Camp groundSquaw Peak viewRiver running (to Vivian Park)

  • OremWoodbury art museumHale Center TheatreScera ParkScera TheatreClassic Skating - Roller Skating RinkUVU great events!Athletics, Library, Plays, Dance, etc.

  • ProvoCrandall Historical Printing MuseumDaughters of the Utah Pioneers MuseumProvo library (it's a cool library, lots of good events) BYUEarth Science MuseumMonte L. Bean MuseumArt MuseumMuseum of peoples and cultureBuilding displays Food science building aquariums

  • SpringvilleHobble Creek CanyonKellys GroveSpringville Art MuseumArt city play houseHobble Creek Parkway TrailJolleys RanchSpringville World Folkfest (last week July)

  • Spanish ForkSpanish Fork CanyonDiamond ForkSpanish Fork FairgroundsKrishna TempleUtah Valley LlamasDaughters of Utah Pioneers MuseumFestival of Lights

  • PaysonPayson CanyonPayson community playsPayson LakesNebo LoopScottish Festival

  • South CountyYoung Living Lavender FarmsBurston PondsSouth Ridge Farms (Santaquin)

  • Salt Lake AreaAquarium in SandyThis is the place state parkTemple SquareEnsign Peak hikeState CapitalRed Butte GardensNatural History Museum at UofUArt Museum at UofUFun places to stay avenues, etc.Kings English book store up in Salt Lake (great independent book store, also lots of good author events)

  • State by the Pieces

  • SouthPetrified wood in San RafaelSwinging Bridge, Wedge, HondooRed CanyonHole in the RockHot springs by FillmoreCalf Creek FallsBig Rock Candy MountainCoral Pink Sand Dunes

  • EastNine Milehttp://www.climb-utah.com/Misc/ninemile.htmDinosaurUintahsSmith & MorehouseWolf Creek PassMount Baldy hikeFish in small streamsLake Marjorie

  • WestGreat Basin National Monument & Lehman CavesGeodesGhost townsTopaz MountainSimpson Springs

  • NorthIce caves up LoganPromintory pointBear lake (beach)Great Salt LakeAntelope IslandWheeler FarmTemple squareHogle ZooHardware RanchWildlife refuges (bird)Minetonka caveHiking the wind caves up Logan canyonTony GroveHill Airforce Base Museum

  • Favorites4 day 3 nights tripGoblin Valley, Capitol Reef, Boulder Mountain, Anasai, Calf Creek, Escalante, Bryce, Big Rock Candy mountain

    Overnight tripBryce Canyon, Kodachrome


  • Resourceswww.utah.govwww.utah.comhttp://www.utah.com/topspots/www.utahvalley.org/thing-to-dowww.utahoutdooractivities.com http://utahlinks.org www.ghosttowns.com/states/ut/ututah.html www.uen.org/counties www.co.tooele.ut.us/ht00_index.html www.nps.gov/state/UT www.recreation.gov http://utah.citysearch.com www.localhikes.com http://scenicutah.com/ 100 Hikes in Utah by Steve Mann & Rhett OlsonRanger stations PG, BLM, National Forest Service, NPS,

  • The BeginningFind a dirt road and follow it!

    Go prepared! Be safe! Have fun!

    Leave it better for the next guy!