Heber Valley, Utah is the perfect year round destination for families. During the warmer months, families can enjoy hiking, fishing, biking, and water sports, and during the winter, Heber Valley is the perfect destination for skiing, tubing, and more. Families that want a well rounded vacation will find everything they want in this area of abundant natural beauty and historical attractions.
*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Why Heber Valley, Utah is the Perfect Year Round Destination for Families
Located just 50 minutes from Salt Lake City and 15 minutes from Park City, Heber Valley is home to three state parks, five pristine mountain golf courses, a Swiss themed town, world class fishing, and many amazing family friendly events. Here you will find the towns of Heber City, Midway, and Heber Valley, and endless parks to explore along with year round events offering family fun for everyone. A visit to Heber City means a chance to create your own adventure!
Endless Outdoor Activities
If your family loves sports, there are plenty of places to enjoy yourself in Heber Valley. Hit the links at one of five award winning golf courses in the area, each one with its own unique scenery and challenges. Would your family rather spend time on the water? If so, then head for Deer Creek Reservoir where they can frolic all day long on the lake enjoying water skiing, riding wave runners, or throwing out a line to catch some fish. Heber Valley is a hiker’s paradise with mountains, wildflower meadows, forested canyons, rocky ridges, and endless waterfalls, lakes, and streams. Winter visitors will be delighted to find nearby Soldier Hollow which offers the longest tubing lanes in Utah. The hill has 1,200-foot sliding lanes with lift service for towing people up the hill for tubing day or night under the lights. Deer Valley and Sundance ski resorts are both nearby, offering skiing and snowboarding in the winter. I know my kids would love to go there any time of year!
Maybe your family loves learning about the history of an area and connecting with the locals. There are many attractions that would satisfy this love of learning. The Heber Valley Railroad is one of the most popular attractions in Heber Valley. The train covers 16 miles from the valley, winding its way across the Provo River, along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, and eventually into Provo Canyon. Along the way, passengers will see spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Not bad for a day riding the rails.