Explore Utah Valley Outdoors

UTAH VALLEY OUTDOORS

Plan a Utah adventure vacation today and experience the outdoor fun that Utah Valley has to offer year-round! Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing or snowboarding at Sundance Mountain Resort or take a dip in one of the natural hot springs in Utah Valley. Spring is ideal for abundant wildlife viewing and lake or fly fishing. You can have fun rafting, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, and more during the summer. Autumn offers unparalleled hiking and hunting amid spectacular fall foliage. Utah Valley offers a number of outdoor sports including cycling, paragliding, rock climbing, and more!

Flyfishing on the Provo River

Utah's Provo River is a Blue-Ribbon fishery with scenic mountain views and some of the best fly fishing in the state. The Provo River Parkway System runs alongside the Provo River and offers trails for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, horseback riders, and longboarders for just over 15 miles through several city and county parks.

Skiing at Sundance Mountain Resort

Nestled in the north fork of Provo Canyon, Robert Redford's Sundance Mountain Resort is the home of a year-round mountain community. Visitors and guests can be seen at the base of the nearly 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos enjoying a variety of activities. From skiing, dining, and hiking to horseback riding, ziplining, and candle making, there is always something to do at Sundance Mountain Resort.

Rock Climbing at American Fork Canyon

Join the Ward family as they climb Membrane Wall in American Fork Canyon. This popular climbing spot offers many different routes for climbers from beginners to experts. American Fork Canyon is also known for a variety of other outdoor recreation activities such as camping, fishing, biking, hiking and more. Other hidden gems include Alpine Loop Scenic Backway, Cascade Springs, and Mount Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

Sailing at Utah Lake

One of the best kept secrets in Utah Valley is sailing on Utah Lake. The lake measures 148 square miles and is Utah's largest freshwater lake. There are three mountain ranges surrounding the lake, including Mount Timpanogos, which provides an absolutely breathtaking backdrop. You don’t need to have any prior experience and a great place to start is at the Bonneville School of Sailing.

Mountain Biking in Rock Canyon

Follow Matt Galland through the lush Wasatch Mountains in Utah Valley. Discover breathtaking mountain views from Rock Canyon to Lion Head Peak. Located east of Provo in the Wasatch Mountains, Rock Canyon is known for scenic hiking and rock climbing. There is a campground accessible from Squaw Peak Road off of Hwy 189 in Provo.

River Rafting The Provo River

Experience stunning Utah views on a Provo River rafting trip. It’s one of the closest places to whitewater rafting near Salt Lake City. High Country Adventure offers guided or self-guided trips with rafts for three to twelve people.

Paragliding off Squaw Peak

Paragliding over Utah's Wasatch Mountains offers a thrilling experience unlike any other. Take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and fall foliage as you soar across the valley.

Urban Biking on The Murdock Trail

The Murdock Canal Trail is a paved trail spanning 17 miles that connects seven Utah Valley communities and located at the bottom of Mount Timpanogos. The trail has seven major trailheads, allowing easy access for all Utah County residents from Orem to Lehi. Most of the trailheads include parking lots, picnic areas, drinking fountains, and bathrooms.

Paddle Boarding on Maple Lake

Maple Lake's seclusion is what makes this place perfect for a quick quiet getaway. Fishing, rafting, kayaking, swimming, hiking and paddleboarding are among the popular recreational activities. Maple Lake is one of the many hidden gems located along the Nebo Scenic Byway.