5 Outdoor Activities in Provo, UT to Try this Summer

maxresdefaultNow that Spring has bloomed, the warm Summer months will be upon us shortly. Days will be spent basking in the sun and enjoying the Great Outdoors. As one of the top destinations in Utah, Provo is teeming adventure and is truly an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. Whether you want to take to the water or scale a rock wall, the little town south of Salt Lake City has it all. Here are the top 5 outdoor activities to put on your to do list this summer.

Floating the Provo River Located among the Wasatch Mountains, Provo River is slow, meandering its way through the city on its way to Utah Lake. During the Summer, residents hop on innertubes and take a leisurely float down the river. Don’t worry, there are only Class I and II level rapids.

Utah’s Finest Fishing Or, if you’d rather be on the sidelines, grab your pole and wait for the perfect trout to grab hold. One of the best places for fishing in all of Utah County, Provo Canyon offers great opportunities to catch that trophy trout you’ve been waiting for!

Water Sports in Utah Lake This shallow lake is like a breath of fresh air… or, fresh water! With the famous salt lake to the north, Utah Lake offers amazing water sports for those ready to get rowdy and wet. Whether you’re going to make waves on a boat or jet ski, its the perfect place to cool off with the family on those hot summer days.

Scaling Canyon Walls If the water isn’t extreme enough for you, tackle the canyon walls with some of the best rock climbing in the area. Rock Canyon boosts nearly 500 routes up, there is no shortage of adventure here regardless of previous experience. There are many short climbs to build confidence for those new to rock climbing as well as longer treks for experienced climbers.

Hiking Through the Mountains Much like rock climbing, hiking in Provo is for any and all experience levels. Spend the afternoon or a weekend hiking through the miles upon miles of trails available in the Wasatch Mountain Range. Most of the trails have easy access points at the beginning, so you don’t have to worry about driving half an hour to get to the trailhead.

About the Author: Jennifer is a guest contributor from Hines Mansion, a bed and breakfast in Provo UT.

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