Mountain Biking and Cycling
Wasatch County is home to over 1,000 miles of bike trails through varied types of topography. Within just a few minutes of downtown Heber, you can find yourself pedaling through singletrack and dirt trails, over forest glades and sprawling mountain hillsides. Cyclists will be amazed at mile after mile of scenic roads for all levels of riders.
A multitude of hiking trails set the stage for the perfect day hike where terrain varies from a steep climb up Mount Timpanogos to an easy stroll along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir. There are marked trailheads just off major roadways throughout the Heber Valley, and several lower elevation trails which offer easy to moderate mountain hikes. Extending from Park City to Echo, the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail offers 28 miles of scenic and historic trails on the old Union Pacific Railroad corridor.
Put your fishing techniques to the test at one of Heber Valley’s superb fishing spots. Enjoy half-day, full-day, float, and remote fly fishing trips with the only Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides in the area, Rocky Mountain Outfitters. Learn how to cast and drift a fly, wait for the strike of a hungry trout, and then reel him in. Book your adventure through Rocky Mountain Outfitters.
Enjoy a scenic horseback ride high on the south slope of Soldier Hollow (venue of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games) or select from a multitude of locations throughout the Heber Valley. Professional guides and friendly horses will take you on a ride you’ll never forget. Book your adventure through Rocky Mountain Outfitters.
Heber Valley Railroad
Chugging out of the past, the 100-year-old Heber Creeper travels its scenic route along the Heber Valley Historic Railroad. Board a 1907 steam locomotive and ride the rails on an assortment of vintage passenger cars, absorbing the breathtaking vistas along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir and the panoramas of the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway.
Deer Creek State Park
Deer Creek is a medium-sized reservoir located in Heber Valley, just a short drive from Provo, Park City, and Salt Lake City. The reservoir is a popular recreation spot not only because of its close proximity to the Wasatch Front, but also because it offers gorgeous scenery and excellent conditions for boating, fishing, and other water sports.
Enjoy the beauty and excitement of riding the rapids of the Weber River with a mild whitewater trip (Class II-III) using high-quality paddle assist rafts. Full-day tours include lunch and are available from mid-May through mid-September.
Paddle Board Yoga
Experience the therapeutic, mineral-rich waters of the Homestead Crater in a whole new way with a yoga class held on six-foot paddleboards on The Crater water itself. Challenge your balance and experience the warm, healing waters in an hour-long, all-levels class. Flow with nature in the cathedral-like cave while floating on the Caribbean-colored, 90-degree waters. Book your class through Park City Yoga Adventures.
Wasatch Mountain State Park
Wasatch Mountain State Park is surrounded by Utah’s beautiful Wasatch Mountains and provides a summer and winter dreamscape to suit a varied range of pursuits and activities. Located two miles northwest of Midway, visitors will find opportunities for camping, picnicking, golfing on two award-winning 18-hole courses, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and all-terrain vehicle riding.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, located two miles up American Fork Canyon east of Alpine, conceals three limestone caverns connected by man-made tunnels. A steep 1.5-mile hike leads to the cave’s entrance 1,000 feet above the canyon bottom.
Homestead shuttles will transport resort guests from the front doors of the hotel to any of the four ski resorts in the area:
- Deer Valley, with 21 lifts, 90 trails, 1,750 skiable acres, and a vertical rise of 3,000 feet, is consistently ranked “#1 Ski Resort in North America” by the readers of SKI Magazine.
- Park City Mountain Resort offers nine gaping bowls, 100 long runs (50 groomed daily), four world-class terrain parks (including King’s Crown Superpark), and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Superpipe (where the World Superpipe Championships are held annually).
- The Canyons, with 8 separate mountains, 17 lifts and 163 trails, and an amazing 3,700 mountain acres, is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and one of the five largest in the U.S.
- Sundance, founded by Robert Redford in 1969, offers 450 acres of skiable, unspoiled wilderness surrounded by 5,000 acres of protected wildlife.
For Nordic ski enthusiasts, the mountains and valleys of Wasatch County offer some of the area’s best cross-country skiing destinations.
- Soldier Hollow offers more than 16 miles of groomed cross-country trails providing winter recreation opportunities for first-timers, crossover downhill skiers, and expert skiers. Soldier Hollow was named “Best Venue” for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games by USA today.
Soldier Hollow Cross Country Skiing and Tubing
At Soldier Hollow, more than 16 miles of groomed cross-country trails provide winter recreation opportunities for first-timers, crossover downhill skiers, and expert skiers. Soldier Hollow was named “Best Venue” for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games by USA today. Once the snow melts, trails are open to hikers. The scenery is astounding, particularly in the fall, when autumn-colored leaves peak in full brilliance.
Soldier Hollow also offers the longest tubing lanes in Utah. The hill has lengthy 1,200-foot sliding lanes with lift service towing people up the hill for tubing day or night under the lights. A sound system keeps the airwaves full of enjoyable tunes.
The Heber Valley offers a wide range of riding options for any skill level, whether you want to get up into the back country at high elevations and blast through powder-filled meadows and hills or take a cruise and enjoy the sites. Book your adventure through Rocky Mountain Outfitters.
Come out for an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Enjoy winter in the Heber Valley as it was meant to be seen. Glide along through the snow behind a team of horses and listen to the jingle of the bells. This is a great activity for groups, families, and couples looking for a little romance. Book your adventure through Rocky Mountain Outfitters.