Salt Lake City, UT - Attractions & Activities

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Get Off the Beaten Path near Salt Lake City, UT


One of the things we love most about visiting the greater Salt Lake City, UT area is the abundant presence of world-class national parks. Whether you're a fishing buff or hiking enthusiast, you'll never run out of things to do near our Pony Express RV Resort. Here are five of our favorite attractions near Salt Lake City, UT.

1. Mueller Park

Mueller Park is located near Bountiful, UT and offers myriad different recreational activities at an elevation of 5,400 feet. Spend your time strolling the paths along Mill Creek or exploring Mueller Park Trail. This 13-mile-long trail hedges through the Wasatch foothills and forests before giving way to Rudy's Flat. You can also catch a glimpse of Elephant Rock along the way. If hiking isn't your thing, you can go mountain biking, horseback riding, or birding. There are also volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a playground for children.

2. Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

Our RV park is also conveniently located near the sprawling Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. Don't let the name fool you; you don't have to be a state official or park ranger to visit this natural paradise. These 18,000 acres of wetlands are home to over 200 species of waterfowl and other birds. A birder's dream location, the species and populations vary by season so you can always spot something new. The area also hosts seasonal hunting from October through January. You can access the Bay by airboat, outboard, canoe, or on foot.

3. Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area

For an entirely different outdoors experience, head to the stunning Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area. While the canyon is protected for study, the region also features a lovely public botanical garden and arboretum. There are also abundant hiking trails for explorers who want to get off the beaten path.

4. Emigration Canyon

To access a much more public and historically important canyon near Salt Lake City, head to Emigration Canyon. Now a township, Emigration Canyon is one of the most picturesque places in the Wasatch Range. It's a local favorite for biking, hiking, and running. It's also the location where Brigham Young declared Salt Lake City the home of the Mormon religion. Visit during the fall for a truly spectacular view of the seasonal foliage.

5. Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island is one of the country's most fascinating state parks, and it happens to be located just 40 miles from North Salt Lake. Head to Antelope Island to experience some of the most diverse scenery and wildlife in the country. Not only can birders spot over 250 species of birds per year, the island is also home to free-range bison among many other incredible animals. The island also hosts an annual Bison Roundup and Working of the Bison in the corrals every fall. The public is welcome to watch and enjoy both of these events. Beyond hiking trails, you can also experience the island on horseback. If wildlife isn't your thing, you can still appreciate the scenic views of Antelope Island by camping or biking. If you love history, don't miss a trip to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch.

These are just five of our favorite attractions near Salt Lake City, UT. Don't take our word for it; come experience these stunning parks in person!

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