Salt Lake City Tourist Attractions

The Salt Lake City area is full of opportunities to go on adventures whether it’s in the city, on the mountain or in the desert area. provides a list of available activities of which we have chosen a few for an overview.

From Salt Lake City: Private Tour of Arches National Park

Arches National Park is famous for its incredible and unique geological formations and this private tour gives the opportunity to customize the exploration to your interests and activity level while still having the pleasure of knowledge the guide brings to the experience.

The tour is 14 hours long and a full day’s adventure is for groups of up to 6 people and after departing from the location in Salt Lake City the luxury SUV will deliver the participants to Arches National Park in three and a half hours.

After arriving there a picnic lunch will be enjoyed before the exploration of the landscape begins. The guide will show the best of what the park has to offer according to the customized and activity level for the adventure.

Learn about famous formations such as Balanced Rock, Delicate Arch, Double Arch and Landscape Arch and the different phases of arch creation. Learn why the rocks are different colors and the erosion process that is such a big part of the creation of these magnificent natural icons.

On the return to Salt Lake City the group will stop for dinner at a local restaurant of your choice and own expense. The tour is expected to be back in Salt Lake City by 10PM.

Salt Lake City: Guided Wasatch Range Ice Climbing

This adventure comes in a half-day or a full-day experience (5-8 hours) and is suitable for those who have no prior experience and experienced ice climbers alike as the venue and level of difficulty will be customized to the group’s ability and experience level. All technical equipment necessary to participate will be included, but clothing and boots are the responsibility of the participants.

Half-day is perfect for first-timers or those with less experience which will give a sampler of single pitch ice climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon, within the Wasatch range, or in Provo Canyon south of Salt Lake City. The weather conditions and the skill level of the group will decide the exact location.

Full-day allows time to do different climbs, to work on technique and to practice basic climbing and belaying skills. Climbs will take place in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Provo Canyon or Maple Canyon based on the skill levels of the group and the weather conditions at the time.

The adventure will be led by a professional AMGA certified guide-instructor that will start by transporting the group in a comfortable vehicle to the location for the ice climbing. The guide will instruct participants on how to use the climbing equipment, including ice axes and crampons, as well as how to properly execute the belaying technique.

The participants will get kitted out with helmets and harnesses and the guide will set you up with a top-rope belay and instruct participants on how to improve their technique.

Once the adventure has come to an end the participants will be returned to the meeting point in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City: 3-Hour Guided Big-City-Loop Bike Tour

Explore downtown Salt Lake City riding a comfortable bike on a tour led by a local tour guide.

After meeting up with the group’s guide at Liberty Park, the city’s oldest park, the participants get some time to get acquainted with the cruiser bikes they will be riding for the tour.

A water bottle will be provided to each participant to fill them with fresh, artesian spring water before kicking the tour off by a cruise through Gilgal Park. Gilgal Park is a somewhat bizarre sculpture garden, which includes a sphinx with the face of Joseph Smith, with Mormon roots. The tour will continue past quaint 120-year-old neighborhoods to downtown and the mouth of City Creek Canyon, the city center’s gateway straight into the Wasatch Mountains. The canyon is the home to black bears, cougars and elk, all can occasionally be seen roaming through the city.

Then coast into Temple Square, the site of the original Mormon Temple, where a free organ recital might be heard, before heading down Main Street and the optional stop for a coffee and/or an authentic French pastry.

This will be followed up with a visit to the Salt Lake City Main Library which may include a ride in a glass elevator to catch the views of the city and the mountains from the observation deck located in the garden on the rooftop terrace.

From there it’s back to Liberty Park and the end of the tour.

Salt Lake City: Wasatch Backcountry Skiing with Lift Ticket

This 6 hour long adventure of backcountry skiing is suitable for both experienced skiers and those with little experience as the venue and difficulty of the experience will be customized to the groups experience level and ability.

It includes the benefit of private transportation to and from the ski resort as well as the lift ticket included in the price of the tour.

The professional skiing guide has more experience in the terrain than just about anyone and could end up being Noah Howell of “Powderwhores” who is named one of the 50 icons of backcountry skiing, or perhaps Andrew McLean who wrote the Chuting Gallery.

During the tour you get to explore either the Big Cottonwood or Little Cottonwood Canyon depending on the experience and the skills of the participants, whichever it is the guide will take the group to the very best powder offered by these world-class canyons.

Some of the backcountry skiing routes lie outside the resort boundaries and maybe you get to experience some of them.

The lifts provide fast access to the high mountain terrain allowing participants to more easily reach the uppermost elevations.

At the end of the adventure the group will be returned to Salt Lake City in a comfortable transfer.

From Salt Lake City: Private Goblin Valley State Park Tour

This full-day experience at Goblin Valley State Park is for groups up to 6 participants. They will be collected from their preferred location in the greater Salt lake City area to embark on a 3 hour drive to the Valley, which is found in the middle of a desert landscape.

After a picnic lunch the guide will accompany you as you are encouraged to climb and interact with the surroundings, unlike other nearby national parks where visitors can look but not touch, as it is a natural playground.

The tour will then take a detour to Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon which is highly recommended to those who would enjoy the hiking experience of a narrow canyon carved into the rock by rushing water over a long period of time.

On the trip back to Salt Lake City the group will stop for dinner at a local restaurant of the guide’s recommendation and of the participants’ choice at each person’s own expense, before arriving back in the city by 10 PM.

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