The dreamy snow-packed mountains in Heber Valley are starting to reveal more and more green. How are you and your family planning on making the most of the warmer weather? With endless hiking trails suitable for all skill levels, two reservoirs and endless family entertainment – it’s no wonder why many Utah families escape to Heber Valley this time of year. We have compiled a list of some of the top destinations for you and your family to visit and experience this season.
If this long winter has you searching for the perfect scenic mountain drive, take the Alpine Scenic loop over American Fork Canyon to Cascade Springs. The large artesian spring with cascading pools and limestone terraces is a destination for many families in Utah. The winding trails guide you and your family around crystal clear waters and many species of unique plants and foliage. The trails include informative signs along the paved pathways where you can stop ad learn more about the geology of this natural wonder. Over 7 million gallons of water flow through the springs each day, the water is so clear you can even see the native cutthroat trout swimming.
Winding through the scenic Provo Canyon, the Provo River is one of the best destinations for family fun in the great outdoors here in Utah. From a relaxing picnic at Bridal Veil Park to a thrilling river tubing adventure, the Provo River is one of the best places to visit during the spring and summer seasons. As the snowmelt settles into the river in June and July, the calming water of the river is one of the best ways to relax and have family fun in Utah. For a more relaxed outing, the parks in Provo Canyon like Bridal Veil Falls Park are one of the best spots for a family picnic.
Deer Creek & Jordanelle Reservoir
If you want to take your spring and summer plans to the water, then look no further. The two reservoirs home to Heber Valley are the perfect escape for family fun. From equipment rentals like kayaks, jet skis and boats to the longest zipline in the country, your family is sure to have a blast out on the water. These parks are suitable for kids of all ages because of all of the activities available at the lake.
One of the most magical destinations in Heber Valley, the Crater at the Homestead Resort is one of the most unique experiences you will ever have. The geothermal spring was formed over 10,000 years. As the snow melted deep into the earth it was then heated by the earth’s interior, picking up minerals that eventually formed the beehive shaped natural wonder. The 90 degree water is perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling, soaking or even a therapeutic yoga class on a paddleboard. As the only warm scuba diving destination in the continental US, the Crater attracts many visitors and diving enthusiasts. The Homestead Resort even offers a special Soak Package when you book a stay at the resort!
In addition to the Crater, the Homestead Resort has an indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, and an outdoor pool.
With endless destinations for your family to choose from near Heber Valley, it’s no wonder why so many come to explore with their families. For an in-the-middle-of-it-all experience, take advantage of The Homestead Resort’s special spring rates for your family adventure.