Summer Adventures: Five Outdoor Activities to Try This Summer

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Are you an outdoor enthusiast living in Northern Utah and looking for some exciting summer activity ideas? Look no further! Northern Utah is filled with beautiful natural landscapes and outdoor activities that are perfect for a summertime adventure. Here are some ideas to make the most of your summer.


1. Biking

Person mountain biking viewing the sceneryWith scenic bike paths and mountain biking trails, Northern Utah is a paradise for cyclists. Explore the picturesque Ogden River Parkway, tackle the challenging trails in the Wasatch Mountains, or enjoy a leisurely ride along the Great Salt Lake Shoreline Trail. You can even join us on one of our Summer Mountain Bike Guided Rides

Need a bike? Check out our Mountain Bike rentals!


2. Hiking or Snowshoeing 

three people hiking on a mountain in the sunNorthern Utah is home to numerous hiking trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hiker, there are trails for every skill level. Consider hiking to Antelope Island State Park, Adams Canyon, or Donut Falls for a memorable outdoor experience.


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3. Camping 


Spend a night under the stars at one of Northern Utah's many campgrounds. From established sites with amenities to more remote locations for a true wilderness experience, camping is a great way to connect with nature and unwind from the stresses of daily life. To find or reserve a campsite, check out Reserve America

Need camping gear? Check out our camping equipment rentals!


4. Fishing

Person fishing in a riverNorthern Utah is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with numerous rivers, lakes, and reservoirs teeming with a variety of fish species. Grab your fishing gear and spend a day casting your line at places like Bear Lake, Strawberry Reservoir, or the Provo River. Check out Fish Utah before you go to make sure you know all rules and regulations as well as additional information.

5. Climbing

Group of climbing in front of rock climbing wallFor thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts, Northern Utah offers plenty of rock climbing and bouldering opportunities. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, there are routes to suit every skill level. Check out popular climbing spots like American Fork Canyon, Rock Canyon, City of Rocks National Reserve, or even the 9th St. Crag here in Ogden! 

If you're itching for an adventure but don't feel like being out in the heat, you can also take the climbing inside instead! Find a local climbing gym, or check out the wall right here at Weber State! Students, faculty, and staff climb FREE on our 55 ft roped walls or 15 ft bouldering walls. 



So, if you're an outdoors person living in Northern Utah, consider these summer activity ideas to make the most of the beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy a memorable outdoor adventure. Get out there and explore all that Northern Utah has to offer!

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About The Author

Halle Packer, she/her
Outdoor Program Marketing Specialist, WSU Campus Recreation

Halle makes videos and takes photos for our social media accounts, @wsuoutdoorprogram! She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and is still adjusting to the cold weather. She is a sophomore working towards her Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in social media & data analysis. Her favorite outdoor activity is paddle boarding or a nice spring hike.

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