Park City was founded as a mining town, filled with miners that purportedly drank, gambled, frequented brothels, and committed crimes. Park City Ghost Tours? guides delve into this illicit history during 70-minute walking tours. They investigate the sites most known for hauntings and chills while relaying the harrowing history of each. Tours begin nightly at 7 p.m., when the sun is thoroughly below the horizon and it gets harder to tell the difference between a zombie and a parking meter.
It can be tough to visit dinosaurs and outer space in the same day without a time machine and a rocket ship. But Visit Salt Lake's Connect Pass provides a loophole. It grants access to 13 Utah attractions, encouraging families to explore Salt Lake City and beyond. Those using the Connect Pass can see savings of up to 80% on combined admission costs.
At Clark Planetarium, for example, visitors go far beyond the Great Salt Lake and Earth itself, becoming dwarfed by the cosmos inside the Dome Theatre. The Leonardo Museum brings them back to civilization by merging science and creativity with exhibits such as Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out and a Pixel Playland where kids can manipulate electronic artwork.
Other venues emphasize the beauty and fun found in the natural landscapes of our home planet. Red Butte Garden's 100 acres of local flowers, plants, and trees includes scenic hiking trails, whereas the Utah Olympic Parks lets you choose one of three outdoor adventure courses. And, for those intrigued by animals, Utah's Hogle Zoo presents wildlife that ranges from big cats to sea lions who nuzzle their keepers, similar to the dinosaurs at The Museum of Ancient Life.
Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear and apparel company, but it's actually much more than that. The natural world is the company's lifeblood, and they show their appreciation by giving back to charities and humanitarian efforts whenever possible. In fact, every piece of Cotopaxi gear is tied to a humanitarian cause in one of the poorest regions of the world. Another way Cotopaxi gives back is a bit less conventional, but quite effective in its own way. It's called the Questival, and it's unlike any other event in the world.
The Cotopaxi Questival packs adventure, zaniness, and music into a 24-hour outdoor race event that benefits charity. Teams must choose from a list of quirky challenges that fall under categories such as hiking, service, camping, eating, and social media-ing; each successfully completed challenge wins cash for charity and humanitarian trips. A panel of judges that includes outdoor experts, environmental advocates, and business innovators is on hand to evaluate each team's performance and award them points based on their accomplishments. The fun doesn't stop when the race is over, though. The Questival culminates in a free concert for everyone, where winners can relax after a long day and recount stories of all the grizzly bears they beat at chess.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Provo's Sundance Mountain Resort.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Sundance Mountain Resort, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Sundance Mountain Resort also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Sundance Mountain Resort.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Sundance Mountain Resort's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
For more than 60 years, the staff at YMCA Camp Roger has been developing programs that get kids and teens off the couch and in the great outdoors. In doing so, its aim is to help the kids develop social skills that can foster confidence, independence, and leadership. In addition to traditional sleepover camps—where 6–10 kids stay in cabins at night and practice mountain biking, archery, hiking, and arts and crafts during the day—the camp offers focused programs such as creative arts or horseback riding. And if the clan needs a break from the housecat’s despotic demands, it can attend a family camp over Labor Day weekend.