ThingsToDo.com Logo Things to do in Utah
 

Central Utah Outdoor Recreation

National Forests | State Parks | BLM Sites | Other

Spotlights


Little Sahara Recreation Area

Little Sahara is a giant sandbox made up of 60,000 acres of free-moving sand dunes, sagebrush flats, and juniper-covered hills ideal for sand-buggies, motorcycles and 4-wheel drive vehicles.

click here for more information

 


Stone Face

Stone Face or "Keeper of the Desert" as referred to by locals, is a formation of black lava rock which has eroded over the centuries into what many people believe to be a striking resemblance of a human face.  Some believe it to have a resemblance to the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith.

click here for more information


 

National Forests State Parks


Fishlake National Forest
- Fishlake National Forest has mountains rising from the valleys and elevated plateaus holding hidden niches of beauty and solitude.  Visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Manti-LaSal National Forest - The forest contains over a million acres in three mountain blocks providing islands of green rising above the desert.  Enjoy biking, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and amazing scenery.

Uinta National Forest - The Uinta scenic beauty offers unlimited recreational opportunities any season of the year. Whether you are a hiker, skier, camper, or horseback rider, the Forest can provide the recreational experience you are seeking. There are 500 miles of trails criss-crossing the Forest.


Fremont Indian State Park
- Fremont Indian State Park was established to preserve Clear Creek Canyon's treasury of rock art and archaeological sites.

Palisade State Park - Seventy-acre Palisade Reservoir draws swimmers, year-round anglers and non-motorized watercraft enthusiasts.

Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum - Utah's oldest existing governmental building is the Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore. In anticipation of Utah's statehood, Brigham Young directed construction of the building as the state's capitol.

Yuba State Park - Warm water and sandy beaches lure visitors to Yuba from April through November for boating, swimming, water-skiing, picnicking and year-round fishing.

 

BLM Recreation Sites Other Outdoor Recreation


Deep Creek Mountains
- This range rises spectacularly from the Great Salt Lake Desert. Granite crags provide stunning views and recreation opportunities such as hunting, hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, scenic driving along the Deep Creek Scenic Byway, photography and backcountry camping.

Little Sahara Recreation Area - Little Sahara is a giant sandbox made up of 60,000 acres of free-moving sand dunes, sagebrush flats, and juniper-covered hills ideal for sand-buggies, motorcycles and 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Tabernacle Hill/Pavant Butte - Explore fascinating formations left behind by volcanoes that existed thousands of years ago. 

West Desert Rockhounding Areas - Hunt for topaz, crystals on Topaz Mountain, or look for trilobites in the Antelope Springs trilobite beds. If geodes intrigue you, then Dugway geode beds may be the place to go.

 


Big Rock Candy Mountain - Minerals have covered this magnificent landmark green, tan, brown, orange, yellow and gray.  US 89 in Marysvale Canyon.

Nebo Loop Scenic Byway - Connecting the cities of Nephi and Payson, this route offers breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains and 11,877-foot Mt. Nebo, the tallest mountain in the range. There are many scenic overlooks and the fall foliage is spectacular.

Paul Bunyan's Woodpile - A geological curiosity--rare in Utah--the "woodpile" is a cluster of lava logs formed about 30-million years ago during the Eocine period.

Stone Face - Stone Face or "Keeper of the Desert" as referred to by locals, is a formation of black lava rock which has eroded over the centuries into what many people believe to be a striking resemblance of a human face.  Some believe it to have a resemblance to the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith.