West Jordan is a large suburb of Salt Lake City located in between the massive mineral-rich Oquirrh Mountains to the west, and the eponymous Jordan River to the east. Located in Salt Lake County, this gem of a vacation destination will impress you from the moment you arrive, making it a natural choice for those looking to rent an RV and discover the wonderful state of Utah.
Just 18 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, West Jordan is serviced by the Utah Transit Authority bus system, conveniently making the entire metro area accessible and helping you see the area in its entirety. Whether taking a detour into the capital city itself, or opting to stay in the suburbs, countless fine dining and retail options will present themselves. Jordan Landing contains 500 acres of storefronts catering to your every need. The old downtown area has recently been revitalized to become more inviting to both prospective residents and tourists alike, while still seeking to maintain its old-time charm. While the city contains lots of excitement, it can only be considered the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Utah is an outdoors paradise waiting for you to pack your things, gear up, and take your West Jordan motorhome rental for a life-changing trek through one of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet.
Explore the Outdoors
Whether summer or winter, day or night, Utah is a stunning and chaotic clash of ecosystems and scenery worthy of your attention at any given moment. The bright desert sun illuminating earthy red cliffs and archaic rocky arches make Utah a photographer’s dream. You don’t need to travel far in your West Jordan camper rental to get your first taste of outdoors action, with the nearby Great Salt Lake just a short drive away. This surreal lake has a much higher salinity than the oceans, making it uninhabitable to most types of fish and water dwellers. However, the lake is home to hundreds of migrant bird species, making it a fun destination for nature lovers and birdwatchers. On the shores of this mighty lake, you can find Antelope Island State Park, a lovely conservation area containing bighorn sheep, waterfowl, mule deer, and the world’s largest free-roaming herd of bison. The park even hosts a birdwatching festival every May to witness the return of the migrant travelers from far and wide.
South of West Jordan, you can visit Manti-la Sal National Forest and Fishlake National Forest, both of which contain almost three million acres of pristine wilderness between the two. Manti-la Sal is also home to ancient Pueblo native dwellings, some of the oldest known structures on the continent.
You shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to take your West Jordan RV rental to southern Utah, all though it might take a while to get there. Four hours of driving is a small price to pay to see some of the most incredible places on Earth such as Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, or Zion National Park. Utah is fortunate enough to contain these glorious additions to the national park system, and are ideal for camping, trekking, canyoneering, rock climbing, and feature some of the most incredibly clear night skies perfect for nighttime photography.
Utah is a state dripping in natural beauty, but the metro area is no slouch when it comes to sheer entertainment. On the outskirts of town in the Oquirrh Mountains, Kennecott Copper Mine attracts many visitors each year. The national historic landmark is still operational and is considered the largest man-made excavation in history. If you would like to learn more about the region’s past, the West Jordan Historical Museum offers great insight to answer your questions. For culture, visit the Schorr Art Gallery located on the third floor of city hall. This small gallery features a wide range of artwork from notable local artists helping visitors better understand the culture of Utah. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts offers you a chance to see artwork from all over the world, including renaissance paintings and ancient Greek and Egyptian artifacts.
The Hogle Zoo is always a great way to spend a day with the family observing the hundreds of exotic animal species in exhibits masterfully mimicking their natural habitats. With a convincing primate forest, and free flight rainforest aviation center, this wonderful zoo features exhibitions focusing on the many different biomes of the world.
RV Parks to Visit
Finding a place to stay overnight in your West Jordan RV rental is easier than ever with so many fine options around the area. Mountain Shadows RV Park is a hidden mountain oasis with everything you could possibly need, with a shared book library, a movie rental kiosk, jacuzzi, outdoor pool, and many other amenities.
The closest park to downtown Salt Lake City is the Salt Lake City KOA, centrally located to ensure that everything is at your fingertips, such as entertainment options, grocery stores, movie theatres, live music, bars, breweries, and restaurants.
South of town in Garden City is Bear Lake KOA, a cozy campground perfect for those that want to fish or take their boat for a spin utilizing the parks very own marina. Bear Lake KOA also has a mini-golf course, a massive inflatable jumping pad for swimmers, and a beautiful pool during summertime. Lagoon RV Park and Campground is perfect for families, with its large beachfront, tube rentals, swimming lagoon, and an actual amusement park with roller coasters for all the adrenaline junkies. You are in good hands when you book an RV in West Jordan, and a wonderful and memorable vacation awaits you there.