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Heber, UT may stretch only eight-and-a-half miles, but its vicinity is chock-full of amazing attractions and unique experiences. If you’re looking for great weekend activities, be sure to add these destinations to your itinerary:

Take a scenic train ride

It’s been said that the journey matters more than the destination, and the Deer Creek Express certainly proves that saying right. This leisurely 90-minute ride takes you on a breathtaking journey through the Wasatch Range, Deer Creek Reservoir, and Heber Valley. Along the way, you’ll pass by scenic sights like mountainside vistas, fields of wildflowers, and tranquil lakes. Who knows, you might even spot a real-life moose during your trip! Just be sure to pick seats on the right side of the train to get the best views possible.

Explore the great outdoors

Outdoor lovers will be spoilt for choice at Uinta National Forest, one of Heber’s premier outdoor attractions. Hikers are sure to love the area’s verdant landscape and stunning sights, while mountain bikers will appreciate the challenging single-track trails. If you’d like to spend a night in nature, camping is allowed and you can easily reserve your spot online. In the winter, the forest is transformed into a snowy wonderland where you can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing. Is it any wonder why Uinta National Forest welcomes over three million visitors each year?

Tee off in style

The Bill Neff-designed ranges at Wasatch Golf offer you the best of both worlds with its Mountain and Lake course. Located at the heart of Wasatch Mountain State Park, this course was rated 4.5/5 by Golf Digest due to its scenic location, challenging greens, and affordability. It’s a blast to play in practically year-round, thanks to the cooler weather in the spring and summer and the picturesque colors in the fall. The facility also has in-house golf professionals who can help you hone your swing and sharpen your playing strategy.

Go trout fishing

The Provo River is a blue-ribbon fishing spot for a good reason: its self-sustaining habitat ensures an abundance of trout even without stocking. You’re sure to snag a trout or two that’s worth bragging about, as fish under 18 inches is a rarity in these waters. The best fishing spot is the middle section of the Provo River, which is close to the Jordanelle Reservoir and has a fairly stable water temperature year-round.

Dive deep

Diving might seem improbable in a landlocked state like Utah, but Homestead Crater has proven many naysayers wrong. This 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone crater is one of the best geothermal diving sites in the country. It was formed over 10,000 years ago when snowmelt from the Wasatch Mountains seeped into the crater, and where a natural hot spring keeps the water constantly warm. The destination presents a unique experience that’s akin to diving into a giant natural hot tub.

When you live in Heber, there’s always something fun and fascinating to do. If you’d like to move here, Team Schlopy can give you access to property listings you won’t find anywhere else. To know more, call 385.999.1640 or send an email to leads@teamschlopy.com.