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Our Free City Guides and Utah Travel Planners will assist and inform you before you arrive in Utah and in turn provide a wealth of information once you're here. Enjoy Salt Lake!

Salt Lake is a city of unexpected surprises and brims with history, art, culture, entertainment and recreation - all in a beautiful location at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains.

Outdoor Activities are featured on this page of our 2022 Visitor Guide.

If you enjoy outdoor activities, here are some of the best websites on various topics that we have found.


Surf the Back Country with Hike Utah

Editors Note: The Narrows in Zion National Park is Outstanding!
The Narrows in Zion National Park, is a section of canyon on the North Fork of the Virgin River. The hike of The Narrows is one of the premier hikes on the Colorado Plateau. The Zion Adventure Company can assist you with this Once-In-A-Lifetime Southern Utah Experience. Zion Adventure Company

Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City
Hiking Throughout Salt Lake City
Published in the spring of 2013 by Mike Matson, Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City is a selective hiking guide featuring the best of what Salt Lake's trails have to offer! Covering 75 day hikes within two hours of Salt Lake City - this guide has enough hikes to keep most hikers busy for years, if not a lifetime. Researching the project, Mike hiked and reviewed 3-5 hikes a week for 3 months straight during the summer of 2012. From the steep faced mountains of the Wasatch, to gentle relaxing walks in the high Uinta's, to the unique mountains of the western desert, there's so many great outings near Salt Lake.
View the 90 Second Video - Visit Matson Adventures Official Site


Rock Climbing Utah - Mountaineering & Canyoneering

Outdoor Fun with Rock Climbing - An Excellent Page covering many aspects and topics covering rock climbing.
This is from A State of Play, Rock-climbing appeals to many people, offering exhilarating challenges and enjoyable physical activity. Not only can you experience a rugged environment in its natural condition, but you can scale heights you may have never dreamed of conquering. With instruction and practice, people of all ages and fitness levels can rock-climb safely. Styles of Rock-Climbing. Tips and Advice. Trips and Destinations. Organizations and a Rock Climbing Terms Glossary.
A State of Play's Official Site

Salt Lake City Camp Grounds

Mountain Shadows RV Park, 13275 S. Minuteman Dr. Draper, 801-571-4024
Mountain Shadows RV Park has 110 full hook-up, 13 electric and water, and 20 tent sites. Forty-five of the full-hookup sites are pull-thru. The park is open year-round. They are a pet friendly park.

Salt Lake City KOA, 1400 West North Temple, Very Close to Downtown Salt Lake City, 800-562-9510
This KOA has 200 paved, level sites. All sites are pull through with full hookups, 50-amp service and free cable TV. Five minutes from historic Temple Square and the Family History Library.

Horseback Riding

North Forty Escapes
Get the true western experience riding the trail from the saddle of your horse! It has been said "the best thing for the inside of a man (or woman) is the outside of a horse." We completely agree, but you should prove it to yourself wrangling up with our easy-going horseback riding guides and friendly trail-savy horses. It will be a great time that you won't soon forget. A horseback riding trip in the Park City, Utah mountains will refresh your soul and revitalize you. Riding the trail on horseback will give you an escape from the bustle of city life. Far away are the noisy highways, traffic and congestion of the city allowing you to relax and take in all of the scenery. You will be able to enjoy wide open mountains, forest and wilderness from the saddle of one of our a trail-savvy, quarter horses.
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  • Fishing Close to Salt Lake City

    East Canyon Reservoir, Lake Size: 1 sq. mile
    East Canyon Reservoir is a popular boating and fishing destination not far from Salt Lake CIty.

    Echo Reservoir, Lake Size: 4.5 sq. miles
    This large reservoir offers good boating and water skiing opportunities as well as decent fishing.

    Jordanelle Reservoir, Lake Size: 6 sq. miles
    Jordanelle Reservoir is a large reservoir set in a valley east of the Wasatch Mountains. It is very popular for watersports and offers good fishing. Jordanelle State Park along the shore provides camping and picnicking opportunities.

    Rockport Reservoir, Lake Size: 1.2 sq. miles
    Rockport Reservoir is a popular destination for fishing, water skiing, swimming and sailing. Water skiing is good early morning and dusk and afternoons present good sailing breezes. Five campgrounds offer both developed and primitive camping in a variety of settings.

    Strawberry Reservoir, Lake Size: 30 sq. miles
    Strawberry Reservoir is a huge body of water that offers great opportunities for boating and fishing. There are a few recreation complexes around the lake offering camping, picnicking, and marina services.

    More Information on Fishing in Utah...
    From high-mountain streams to big reservoirs to community ponds, Utah has many great places to fish. And you'll find variety when you toss out a line. There are native cutthroats, walleye, tiger muskie, bass and more. Below are a few resources to get you started.

    Fishing guidebook,
    Our Utah Fishing Guidebook contains rules, regulations, dates, limits and other essential information. If you plan to fish in Utah, you should read the guidebook.

    Buy a fishing license,
    You can purchase a Utah fishing license online, at a retail store or by visiting the nearest DWR office. Anyone 12 years old or older must have a license to fish in Utah.

    Where to fish,
    Utah has hundreds of fishable waters, and they're not that far away. Check on fishing conditions, read reports or subscribe to our weekly e-mailed fishing report.

    Community fishing
    Many fishing ponds are located in Utah's cities and towns. These are great places to take your kids fishing. Find out if there's a community fishery near you.

    Record catches,
    The Utah DWR keeps records of the biggest fish caught in Utah. Who knows? Maybe you'll catch a record fish on your next trip.


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