SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN UTAH


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Many Spring, Summer and Fall activities abound near Johnson Mill Inn Bed and Breakfast. Check out our accumulation of things to do, what to see, tourist attractions, and activities in and around Park City, Heber Valley, Provo, and Midway. Let us be your personal concierge for Utah tourism and what to see in Utah. 

XTREME AND ULTRA ZIPLINES
will take your breath away as you soar in a harness down the world's steepest Zipline located on top of the K-120 Nordic Jump! Riders will experience a drop of over 500 vertical feet at speeds up to 55 MPH on the Xtreme Zip! (Weight regulations apply) Cost is 12. Or, take a ride down the Ultra Zip for 7. (Weight regulations apply) The ride includes a free scenic ride to the top on our ski chairlifts as well. Call ahead for availability.  http://www.ziplinerider.com/Utah_Ziplines.html

THE HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD offers rides down the picturesque Provo Canyon paralleling the Provo River as is slowly snakes down to Vivian Park, passing numerous waterfalls along the way. The lush-green terrain makes it especially picturesque. One may ride in an outdoor car or inside. Snacks are available for purchase on the train. Visit http://www.hebervalleyrr.org./

CAR TOUR is always enjoyable this time of year. Take a forty minute car drive- (whoa, its a dirt road and we need to find out if it is dry and passable first) but a wonderful picturesque drive to Cascade Springs. Hike around the springs- either the mile or the mile and a half walk, see the water bubbling up right out of the ground with large rainbow trout swimming at your feet. Then get back in your car and take the back roads through the beautiful Aspen Forest and drop into Sundance for a delicious lunch at one of the restaurants at Robert Redford’s resort.

MOUNTAIN BIKING
is a favorite activity. The lush green of the valley floor contrasting with the surrounding majestic snowcapped mountains make riding in the Heber Valley a wondrous entertainment. Ride on any of the trails through the valley. Mountain Biking is rowing in Midway at a feverish pace! Single track trails are popping up every week and there are trails headed to Park City to connect the Deer Valley resort to our Midway single track grid! It's getting very exciting for us that love Mountain Biking. For the latest information on the new trails and trial maps, we recommend you visit the local Mnt. Bike shops http://www.slimandknobbys.com/ and you can rent bikes right down the street from us at http://www.midwayadventure.com/
 
HORSEBACK RIDING is an invigorating activity. Saddle up and head on out for a scenic 1 to 4 hour ride, along an original game trail high on the south slope of Tate Creek Canyon. Visit a secluded mountain meadow and return on a wagon trail used by early settlers to Soldier Hollow. Add the optional chuck wagon dinner for the “real western experience”. The dinner is extraordinary! Call Rocky Mountain Outfitters. 435-654-1665 Visit www.rockymtnoutfitters.com.

HOT AIR BALLOONING can enable you to enjoy the beauty of the picturesque Heber Valley from amazing heights. If you have not experienced a Hot Air Balloon Ride you have a real treat in store. The ride is exhilarating, the view extraordinary! Call Wasatch Ballooning 435-657-2233

COWBOY POETRY GATHERING is the "Hot Ticket" for Fall. Talented and humorous Cowboy Poets gather from all over the county- and Canada- to share their amazing creations. Regulars on the program are Waddie Mitchel, Michael Martin Murphy, The Bar J Wranglers, Doris Daley (our personal favorite), Rich O’Brien and many, many others. Don’t miss the Eddie Deen’s Famous East Texan BBQ, the Horsemanship Clinic, and Buckaroo Gear Show, Mt. Man Trader Camp, etc. Come prepared to laugh ’til you cry. Performances are continuous November 7 through November 12, culminating in a Cowboy Church Gospel Hour on Sunday, November 12th. Tickets can be purchased through Days Market in Heber City, 435-654-2352. Tickets will sell out, so book in advance. We also will sell out; reserve rooms early. http://www.hebercitycowboypoetry.com/

WATER SPORTS are abundantly available in the valley. Enjoy sailing, boating, water skiing, wave runners and jet skis, or tube or kayak the Provo River. With the Jordanelle Reservoir to the north and Deer Creek Reservoir to the south, anyone who enjoys the water has to be grinning. Rentals available at both reservoirs. Day camp spots are reservable. http://deercreekislandresort.com/
Johnson Mill  |  100 Johnson Mill Rd. Midway, UT 84049  |  888.272.0030  |  435.654.4466  |  info@johnsonmill.com