Last Minute Summer Vacation Day Trip in Utah

By Eric Openshaw on September 19, 2019

Are you an outdoorsy person?

Do you like natural landscape features?

Do you just want to relax?

Do you like to be as remote as possible?

Do you like water?

Last Minute Summer Vacation Day Trip in Utah
Ogden Valley

Just east of Ogden, through Ogden, Canyon lies Ogden Valley and Pineview Reservoir. This area is home to Huntsville, UT and Eden, UT and is one of the most fun places to go in Utah. With a bunch of different recreational activities you can do at Pineview, and 3 ski resorts within less than 30 mins this is the place to get away. Stay at the Atomic Chalet or the Compass Rose Lodge and relax in style.
Goblin Valley State Park

While Bryce Canyon might be the most famous location in Utah with Hoodoos, try checking out the amazing hoodoos at Goblin Valley State Park outside of Green River, UT. The area is often compared to the surface of Mars. So much so that NASA’s MRDC actually does training about 30 miles to the south.
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

One of the most remote places in Utah, the Uinta Mountains are stunning. The mirror lake highway is one of the few highways that run through this odd east-west facing range. The drive is packed with amazing lakes and campgrounds along the way.
Crystal Hot Springs

Many People know about Lava Hot Springs just north of the border of Idaho and Utah, but did you know you can run away to some amazing hot springs here in Utah too? Crystal Hot Springs boasts pools from 120 to 134 degrees F and the mineral content of the healing waters are higher than any other hot springs in the world.

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