The scenic Utah Valley is home to some of the most dramatic scenery and eye-catching views in the entire state. In just one day driving around this region, your Lehi RV rental could pass through dry desert, lush forests, open plains, and meadows of wildflowers backed by snow-capped peaks. Lehi is located only 28 miles from the state capital, Salt Lake City, on the edge of the beautiful Utah Lake. Rent an RV in Lehi in the summer to explore the surrounding national and state parks, which offer visitors many recreational opportunities including hiking in wild mountain ranges, swimming in glacial lakes, lakeside fishing, camping, and water sports. Lehi is a popular base for skiing and snowboarding during the wintertime. The city has a convenient public transport system which connects Lehi to Salt Lake City, where the closest airport is located, as well as the suburbs, so you can opt to park your Lehi rental RV outside of the city center.
The Great Outdoors
One of the most frequently visited parks in the state is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is located North of Salt Lake City and covers approximately 2.1 million acres of diverse forestry, pristine wilderness, and snow-topped mountains. The park is divided into eight distinct regions, some of which are closed to cars and campers during the winter, but open to skiers and snow-shoers. The rest of the year, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is an adventurer’s playground.
Some of the park’s best mountain bike trails can be accessed from Park City, 50 miles Northeast of Lehi. From here, cyclists can take an uphill route to connect with the Mid Mountain Trail or the Wasatch Crest Trail to Big Cottonwood Canyon or Mill Creek Canyon. Around Park City, there are also a handful of downhill bike trails for experienced bikers. The park’s visitor centers can also provide information for horseback riding excursions, zip-lining, blue ribbon fishing, and national park hiking trails.
An alternative option for less physically active visitors is to rent an RV in Lehi and drive along some of the National Forest scenic byways. These typically cut a path through the rugged hillside, with incredible views of beautiful valleys and lush forest. There are many byways throughout the park but the most highly recommended is the Mt Nebo National Scenic Byway. This 37-mile road passes through the higher region of the park, the Wasatch Front, and circles the foot of Mount Nebo. Along the route, there are opportunities to camp, spot wildlife and join hiking and cycling trails. The byway also visits the Devils Kitchen Geologic Interpretive Site and overlooks the Utah and Nephi Valleys.
Many of the RV parks near Lehi are located next door, in the city of Provo, where you have the option of staying near the city center or taking your Lehi motorhome rental to one of the lakeside parks. Elk Lodge is a popular RV Park in Provo’s city center. The park offers concrete parking spaces with full electric and sewage hookups, free WiFi and onsite food and drinks options. Conveniently, the park is only a few blocks from an Amtrak station in case you choose to rent a motorhome in Provo.
If you prefer to keep some distance between the Lehi camper rental and the city lights, then there are some good lakeside options in the Utah Lake State Park or at Lakeside RV and Campground. The Utah Lake State Park has more basic facilities, without WiFi, sewage or high-power hookups, whereas the Lakeside RV and Campground has a few extra comforts. As well as the usual amenities, this site has access to a swimming pool, recreational room, playground, camp store and laundry facilities.
Exploring the City
Lehi has plenty of green spaces to share with its visitors, with over 10 miles of hiking trails spread across nearly 30 city parks, sports fields, and children’s play areas, most of which are managed by the National Park Service. When you book a motorhome in Lehi, you’ll be able to take advantage of some of Lehi’s best walking trails including the Jordan River Parkway Trail, which follows the River Jordan, the Historic Rail Trail, retracing the former rail route, and the Murdock Canal Trail, which connects Lehi to Provo.
Aside from its outdoor activities, Lehi is perhaps best known for its three-day annual Round-Up Rodeo, which is held at the end of June, and also for its Independence Day firework celebrations. The small city is the sixth oldest in Utah and takes its name from the Book of Mormon. Naturally, there is a fair amount of historical architecture to see and museums to visit in Lehi’s downtown; the most popular include the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History, and the Lehi Railroad Depot Museum.
When you rent an RV in Lehi, UT you can take advantage of the city’s indoor conveniences too. The Legacy Center offers a variety of sports and fitness facilities as well as relaxation services and family-friendly activities such as rock climbing and an outdoor swimming pool complete with a lazy river.
Lehi, UT is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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