Backpacking/Camping in Salt Lake City, UT
About Salt Lake City Backpacking/Camping
The Wasatch Mountains are a great place to leave civilization behind and enjoy the wilderness. Camping and backpacking opportunities abound in the high basins and alpine forests above Salt Lake City. Whether you are looking for a weekend adventure or a longer excursion, the mountains are calling and a night under the stars isn't far away.
The Spruces Campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon is the most modern campground on the Salt Lake Ranger District. This beautiful campsite has paved parking areas, parking sites and walkways.
Vernal, Utah, is known for its proximity to the Dinosaur National Monument, but there are plenty of outdoor activities beyond fossils that make for an adventurous getaway.
Utah's Zion National Park draws more than 3 million visitors a year, but for those looking to avoid the crowds, the park's east entrance offers access to equally scenic canyons for experienced open-desert hikers who can navigate the backcountry.
You can leave Texas in the morning and be skiing Utah's glorious powder in the afternoon.
With 14 resorts within close proximity to Salt Lake City—plus the Greatest Snow on Earth—Utah is the perfect destination for an unforgettable ski getaway.
While Utah features some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, that's not all there is to do in the winter. Here are 10 activities off the slope to bring a smile to your face.
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