Winter may be over, but Canyons Resort is bringing in summer with loads of activities scheduled for the warmer weather. Canyons Bike Park has been expanded, and a full season of guided hiking tours is waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Looking for things to do with the whole family? Whether guests are looking for action-packed or relaxing evening, they are sure to find something on this list:
Zip Tour Adventure
Canyons’ one-of-a-kind Zip Tour Adventure takes flight in June, offering two thrilling zip lines for a unique family experience. The intermediate zip line stretches nearly 700 feet and offers a refreshing tree-top panoramic ride. It’s merely a warm up for the longest zip line in Utah which stretches nearly 2,000 feet and soars more than 200 feet above the ravine between Lookout Peak and Red Pine Lodge. The 50 mile-per-hour advanced zip line creates a pure sensation of suspension and an unforgettable adrenaline rush. Don’t close your eyes though – grazing moose might be part of the spectacular scenery!
Guided Hiking Tours
Amidst the spectacular Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Canyons Resort is the ideal base camp for an assortment of unique hiking excursions. Join a Canyons guide and unlock the secrets of our wilderness as you encounter breathtaking views, stunning high mountain wildflowers, the comforting shade of aspens and firs and an occasional visit from the deer, elk and other fauna. These European-style guided hiking adventures range from a family friendly nature walk (Lookout Ridge Trail) to challenging peak-bagging workouts (Fantasy Ridge). Customize your day with a gourmet picnic lunch to complete the perfect adventure for you and/or your group.
Building on the rave reviews of its inaugural season, Canyons Bike Park expands this summer to offer new flow and downhill trails with a variety of dirt and wood features for riders of all abilities. Utah’s only lift serviced flow
“Canyons really came alive last summer with our array of family-friendly activities,” said Mike Goar, Managing Director of Canyons Resort. “We have paired our incomparable terrain with the state’s only flow-trail mountain bike park, memorable hikes to match every guest’s ambition, a vibrant resort village and our signature award-winning food throughout.”
2012 summer event schedule:
- Resort Village Opening Day: Friday, May 25 (Putting course, shops, dining)
- Red Pine Lodge Opening Day: Thursday, June 14 (Gondola rides, Zip Tour, Bike Park, hiking, fishing, disc golf)
- Farmer’s Market at Canyons: Wednesdays Noon-6pm (June 6 – late September)
- Community Fireworks Celebration & Concert: Tuesday, July 3
- Canyons Concert Series begins: Saturday, July 14
- Last day of Summer Lift Operations: Sunday, October 6
Summer is just around the corner, and there is plenty of fun to be had at Canyons. Grab your shorts and sunglasses and don’t miss out on warm weather fun in the mountains!