Top Activities To Enjoy In Heber Valley 2


The Heber Valley is one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of Utah, and if you are thinking of a destination that will be able to give you plenty to do as well as being very attractive, then this is certainly one place that it worth considering. The outdoors is certainly what draws the majority of the visitors to the area, but there are also plenty of things to do even if the weather doesn’t quite live up to its beautiful reputation. The most famous of all of the attractions in the area is the wonderful Heber Valley Railroad, which offers a great experience come rain or shine.

Getting To Heber Valley

If you are planning to fly into the area, then the Salt Lake City Airport is the most convenient when it comes to getting to the area, and as well as a good network of domestic destinations, it is also served by routes to France, Mexico and Canada. In terms of driving to the attractions of Herber Valley, it is less than an hour by road from Salt Lake City, and just fifteen minutes away from Park City.

Winter Activities In The Valley

Many people will assume that the only thing to do in the area during the winter is to go skiing, but a visit to Heber Valley actually offers a range of winter activities along with the Nordic skiing and cross-country skiing the area is famous for. One of the most interesting activities that is ideal for all the family to enjoy is snow tubing, which can be enjoyed at Soldier Hollow, which has a 1,200 foot slope and a lift service to prevent those long walks to the top. You can also visit the famous ice castle, which is usually open from mid December until March every year.

Heber Valley’s Superb Golf Courses

With five different golf courses located within the valley, it is remarkable how different the terrain for each course can be. The courses can range from the Soldier Hollow Gold Course which offers some good elevation changes for a hilly course, through to the more traditional challenges offered by the Crater Springs Golf Course. If you are looking for an affordable golf break, then you can also combine your green fees with your accommodation costs for a hefty discounts, with the golfing holiday packages that are available.

Enjoying Heber Valley In Spring, Summer And Fall

The Heber Valley Railroad is a wonderful attraction whatever time of year you will be visiting, but particularly seeing the steam engines in action on a bright sunny day is a sight to behold. There are also beautiful natural areas such as Cascade Springs, where you can take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, while Deer Creek State Park is a lovely location for hiking and fishing, among the many outdoors activities available there. If you are interested in local history, then the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum and the Commemorative Airforce Utah Wing Museums are also wonderful places to explore.


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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

2 thoughts on “Top Activities To Enjoy In Heber Valley

  • Vassilis

    I can’t believe I wasted my time on just skiing on Heber Valley.I thought that this was the only thing to do in the winter,until now.I may be upset I wasted my time on such a nice place just skiing
    ,but I’m going to travel again to Heber Valley and enjoy it on summer,to see the differences and find which is the best season to go.

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