The warmer months in Utah are the perfect time to explore all that our state has to offer. With virtually endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, summer is one of the best times for family adventure. Heber Valley’s central location to many of Utah’s favorite summer attractions makes it one of the state’s most beloved destinations for fun in the sun. Here are some ideas to get you and your family in that summer state of mind.
Heber Valley Railroad
The beloved Heber Creeper that claims Heber as home is always hosting exciting train rides suitable for any group. Don’t miss scenic and themed train rides like the Wizard, Pirate and Princess, Comic Costume and many more. You can view the full list of train rides here and the train station is just minutes away from Homestead Resort. Discover what summer train ride is best for you and your party and experience a scenic train ride this summer.
Did you know that Heber Valley is home to the world’s longest zip line over water? Zipline Utah, located in Provo Canyon, takes you across 3,900 feet of gorgeous scenery over Deer Creek Reservoir. The zip line also claims the title as the longest continual zip line in the world with a 2-mile run without ever touching the ground! If zip lining isn’t your thing, they also offer an aerial bridge specially designed for kids and beginners. In addition to zip lines and aerial courses, you can even combine your zip line experience with a paddle boarding experience on the Provo River or a horseback ride in the Wasatch National Forest. If you’re looking for a little adrenaline and an experience you will never forget, visit Zipline Utah this summer.
Aqua X Zone at Jordanelle Reservoir
Our valley is home to 2 beautiful Reservoirs and attract visitors from all over the state. During the summer months, you can rent jet skis, boats, paddleboards and much more! Jordanelle Reservoir is located between Heber and Park City and is the ultimate destination for beating the heat in the summer. The reservoir has a whole new way to experience summer with their new sports water park. The Aqua X Zone is an inflatable sports park that allows up to 75 people to jump, swim and swing at one time. The park will be opening June 14, and you can make your reservations in advance! To have an experience like no other out on the water, visit Aqua X Zone at Jordanelle Reservoir this summer.
The small-town charm of Heber and Midway make it one of the best destinations for enjoying a horseback ride. Heber Valley is home to virtually endless horseback riding trails. Some local vendors include Rocky Mountain Outfitters and KB Horses. Rocky Mountain Outfitters is Homestead Resort’s preferred vendor. Guided horseback riding is suitable for all experience levels so the whole family can enjoy the tranquil mountain scenery during your horseback riding experience. With guided rides overlooking Deer Creek Reservoir and even Stewart Falls, it’s no wonder why so many Utahns make a horseback ride with Rocky Mountain Outfitters a priority on their summer to-do lists.
Crater Springs Golf Course
If your favorite summer activity includes time on the green, Crater Springs Golf Course at the Homestead Resort is the perfect destination. The award-winning golf course attracts visitors from all over the state and beyond with its breathtaking mountain scenery and perfectly manicured greens. This year, you can even experience new GPS enhanced golf carts. With 5 sets of tees, Crater Springs can accommodate all skill levels. If golfing is one your summer to-do list, Crater Springs Golf Course is one of the best golf destinations in the state.
Heber Valley is a tranquil escape, and the Homestead Resort is in the center of it all! If you’re looking for a summer escape you won’t forget, book a stay at the Homestead Resort to experience all that summer has to offer in Heber Valley.