While visiting the beautiful state of Utah, campers enjoying a camper rental in Heber City will find unlimited outdoor and indoor activities within a short drive, along with scenic views and world-class entertainment. When you book an RV in Heber City, you’ll be afforded the opportunity to explore all that Utah has to offer.
The Heber Valley area is comprised of Heber City and Midway in Wasatch County. This historic area is most famous for Soldier Hollow, the location of the 2002 Winter Olympics cross-country and biathlon events and is easily accessible with a 50-minute drive from the Salt Lake City airport.
A trip to Utah is pleasing all year round, with a mild 80-degree summer, cool fall and spring and a winter full of what’s considered by some to be the greatest snow on Earth. A stay with a rental motorhome in Heber City provides visitors with the opportunity to visit many other notable Utah towns such as Salt Lake City, Provo, and Logan in less than two hours.
The Great Outdoors
The beautiful scenery surrounding Heber City provides visitors with an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. The region is home to the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and Ashley National Forest is less than a three-hour drive away. Three state parks lie within a quick drive of Heber City: Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, and Wasatch Mountain State Park.
If you packed your fishing pole, be sure to check out the Provo River. This river runs the length of the Heber Valley and is famous for its year-round trout fishing. Other outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the Heber Valley area, both winter and summer. The Wasatch Mountains peak at almost 12,000 feet, allowing for access to ski hills near Heber City such as Soldier Hollow, Zermatt Resort, Adventure Haus, Deer Valley and many more. Along with these ski resorts and perfect winter weather comes access to snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, and ice fishing. Heber City truly is a snow-lovers dream.
If hiking or biking is more up your alley, you’ll never get tired of the beautiful mountain views and varying hikes available when you pick up your RV rental near Heber City, park it, and get out and pound the pavement. The Mirror Lake Scenic Byway snakes from Kamas, into the Uinta Mountains and then through the Wasatch National Forest, alongside much of the Provo River. Along the route, you’ll find any recreational opportunity your heart desires, in a peaceful, serene mountain setting, including camping, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and more. Passes are available from the Utah Department of Transportation.
If you’re visiting during the warmer months, check out the Provo River or Weber River from the vantage point of a raft. Many outfitters provide guided whitewater rafting tours through the scenic views and over the restless waters coursing through northern Utah.
Utah is home to some of the most beautiful and world-renowned national parks, albeit mostly in southern Utah. If you’re planning a longer excursion to explore the state, do not skip out on these once-in-a-lifetime gems, all located more than three hours away. Arches National Park, located in Moab, provides visitors a scenic view like no other. The red-rock wonderland provides visitors with mesmerizing sunsets and views of the park’s 2,000 arches that seem out of this world.
Bryce Canyon National Park boasts the largest collection of hoodoos (a geographical formation) in the world, and it’s a photographer’s dream. Both Canyonlands National Park, in Moab, and Capitol Reef National Park, near Torrey, also offer geographical anomalies, unique to each park, unlike anything else you’ll find in the world. Carve out some time to explore these unique national parks when you rent a motorhome in Heber City.
The Heber City area presents no shortage of RV parks and campground facilities. With tourism as one of the Heber Valley area’s largest draws and major sources of employment, the number of RV parks in the surrounding area ensures there are plenty of facilities, from rustic to resort levels.
Deer Creek State Park Campground lies on Deer Creek and provides some of Utah's finest fishing in one of the state’s most beautiful locations. Not only is the reservoir stocked with trout, perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass, but the campground features RV sites, a restaurant, access to swimming, marina and more. Deer Creek State Park Campground is open seasonally from May- October.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you’ll find Mountain Valley RV Resort in Heber City. This family-friendly resort lies in the shelter of the Rocky Mountains, and offers full hookup sites, accompanied by a guided valet. On site, there is also a heated pool and hot tub, fitness center, a large scale gathering facility, private bathrooms and showers, catering available and even activity packages available on site, including golf, fishing, ATV, horseback riding and more. The resort is also located less than a mile from a shopping center.
Exploring the City
A trip to the Heber Valley area wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the Heber Valley Railroad, the most celebrated attraction in the area. This 16-mile ride overlooks one of the most scenic treks in the state and carries almost 100,000 passengers per year. Historically known as the “Heber Creeper”, this train began its service in 1899 as a mixed-use train, carrying passengers and freight and slowly evolved into a tourist attraction around 1970.
On the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Heber City is truly a one-stop destination. With a quick drive, you can find yourself immersed in everything Salt Lake City has to offer, but, once you see the beauty of this region from your Heber City rental RV, why leave?