In various counties in Utah in the summertime, there’s quite a lot to do even though the snow is gone. One particular place which VIP Limousine is a fan of is Utah County, the growing area immediately south of Salt Lake County and a short drive from downtown Salt Lake City.
One of the most noticeable things about Utah County is the continuation of the Wasatch Mountain range heading south. In some places, it looks even more tall and imposing than those in Salt Lake. The most famous of these is Mount Timpanogos, a popular hiking spot with two very difficult routes to the summit. Aspen Grove and Timpooneke Trails go past waterfalls and wildflowers, ending with a stunning view of the valley below.
Timpanogos also has a cave system with tours within the Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork Canyon. The hike is not extraordinarily difficult and the cave tours are fun for all ages.
On the backside of Timpanogos and tucked up inside a canyon in the Uinta National Forest is Sundance Resort, a year-round resort location with beautiful hikes and summertime chairlift rides. Sundance has great lodging and dining options on site and is continually a quiet retreat, with mountain homes, spas, and music events.
Further south and west, we get to the heart of the county and its activities. Provo is home to the annual Freedom Festival, complete with a parade, fireworks, and a concert at LaVell Edwards Stadium at BYU. Nearby is Utah Lake, a large body of water home to boating and swimming inside of Utah Lake State Park.
If you’re looking for more sedate activities, consider the offerings available at Thanksgiving Point. The vast acreage of this establishment include massive gardens and multiple museums, with special exhibits and calendar events throughout the year.
As if we needed more proof that we love our home area, Utah County has a lot to add during the summertime in Utah. We definitely believe it’s worth checking out.