Known so well for snow fields and the red rocks, many miss the pleasures and experiences Northern Utah has to offer in the summertime. For the informed few, outdoor adventures, amazing food, and sweeping landscapes are theirs for the taking. As more and more visitors come, the unofficial motto ‘They come for the winter and stay for the summer’ is heard more and more and one I now appreciate from my time spent exploring this picturesque part of the state. Here’s a Northern Utah photography snapshot of the diversity on offer as a year-round destination from Salt Lake City to Ogden, Bear Lake and Park City.
World Class Hiking
Surrounded by canyons and valleys, Northern Utah offers such a diverse landscape. The best way to take it all in is to hike some of the hundreds of kilometres of trails. The pot of gold at the end of each is typically a tranquil lake or a waterfall all to yourself to sit and contemplate life.
Once you hike, climb, zip, ride, swing your way to the top of the mountains, the views will have you wishing you never see a car, plane, train or even person again. There is something to be said about sitting in nature, listening to the ambient sounds. In Northern Utah, you will be almost be overwhelmed with both the ways to take in these views and the beauty that lies in wait around each tree-covered corner.
Endless Outdoor Activities
If seafood is your go-to on any menu, Northern Utah has your back. The ability to fly fresh seafood in from around the country daily is a unique offering for a landlocked state and perfect for the restaurants who serve up the freshest of fare. The culinary scene will satisfy even the most discerning foodie catering to everyone from the health nut to those seeking some good old-fashioned soul food.
Our road trip through Northern Utah was full of adventure, great food, friendly people and stunning scenery. While many head south to snap photos in the desert, we encourage you to drive north and explore the diverse and very surprising north; suited to anyone from the solo traveller to the whole family. You’ll fall in love just as we have.
The Fit Traveller was a guest of Visit Utah for this trip. As always, the opinions, words and images are authentically our own.
Hailing from ‘down under’, Steph Ridhalgh is a journalist, producer and blogger who suffers a serious case of geographic schizophrenia. Currently fulfilling her dream of living in New York, you can usually find her wandering the city streets, camera in hand.
Steph is the founder of STEP(h) ABROAD, a travel and lifestyle resource sharing her experiences as she gallivants around the globe.