1. Explore the Riverside Walk at Zion National Park.
This paved walkway is a two-mile round trip. You’ll see those incredible towering cliffs that Zion’s famous for, and end up at the Virgin River. You can continue on to the Narrows hike, if you want to walk through the river to cool off.
2. Try paddleboarding at Utah Lake.
Anyone can paddleboard (or so I’m told). You can even bring your dog!
3. Go for a bike ride on the Legacy Parkway.
It’s paved, it’s flat, it’s a safe place to ride...and it’s a beautiful trail. Keep your eyes out for birds and other wildlife!
4. Ride the tram at Snowbird this summer.
Take the tram up and witness the incredible views at the summit. You can either hike back down, or ride the tram back.
5. Explore the Silver Lake Loop Trail.
This super-easy hike is perfect for just about everyone. It loops around the lake for about 1 mile, and most of it is wheelchair accessible. You’ll find the trail at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.
6. Photograph wildlife at Antelope Island.
This is one of the best spots in Utah for wildlife photography. In addition to the bison, you’ll find pronghorn, mule deer, rabbits, lizards, and tons of birds.
7. Camp in the high Uintas.
Visit Mirror Lake or any of the other little lakes along the Mirror Lake Highway. This is car camping at its best - or bring your RV for all the comforts of home.
8. Birdwatch at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.
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The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is home to millions of birds throughout the year. Depending on the season, you might see pelicans, swans, ducks, hawks and more.
9. Jump off a cliff at Lake Powell.
Jumping off a cliff at Lake Powell doesn’t require any skill or muscle. You can do it....if you’re brave enough, that is. Of course, some cliffs aren’t as high as others.
10. Canoe on Bear Lake.
The water is an amazing blue, and just about anyone can paddle a canoe.
11. Float the Provo River.
It’s a lazy day, floating down the Provo River.
12. Picnic at Bryce Canyon National Park.
With a view like that, lunch tastes a LOT better!
13. Take a Wildflower Hike.
See the gorgeous wildflowers on this fairly easy hike.
14. Go fishing at Fairview Lake.
Even the littlest outdoorsy Utahn can fish!
15. Relax in a hammock.
Because sometimes being outdoors isn’t all about expending energy.