Adventure Day


Content provided by Heber Valley Guide – Written By Lisa Antonucci

Winter in Utah begs to be experienced, so why not plan an adventure day and enjoy the glory of the season?

The whole gang can explore the backcountry together during a guided two-hour tour in Wasatch Excursions’ six-seater Cam-Am Defender, able to navigate dramatic elevation changes and deliver breathtaking views. General Manager Braxton Knight also notes the company’s emphasis on ease. “Not only can guests simply sit back and enjoy their frosty adventure, but thanks to Wasatch Excursions’ convenient location within the state park and their head-to-toe equipment rental options, they won’t lose a minute worrying if they have the right gear or spend extra time ferrying to and from the trailhead.”

Now in its fifth season of operation, Wasatch Excursions is the only company authorized to give guided snowmobile and UTV tours at Wasatch Mountain State Park, offering exclusive access to 22,000 acres of pristine terrain nestled in the shadow of the majestic Mount Timpanogos.

After your epic trek, take a quick drive to Heber’s Main Street and stop into a local favorite. At Spin Cafe, Vincent and Joline Esposito have served up made-from-scratch fare since 2006. Daily lunch and dinner specials—think fish tacos, Chicken Milanese, Texas brisket—highlight the diverse menu, but the star has to be the homemade, small-batch gelato! With 12 flavors a day, there’s sure to be flavor to satisfy every craving.

For adventurers on the move, the Dairy Keen—“Home of the Train”—is the go-to for drive-through goodness. Since 1946, four generations of the Mawhinney family have been serving traditional burgers and thick milkshakes, and award-winning soups all winter long.

After this fun-filled excursion, relive the memories during your drive home and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa to top off this perfect day.