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Northeastern Utah in Winter!

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A January 2006 trip to Utah by ladyanne47

Antelope Island State Park Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah More Photos
Quote: A mixture of skiing paradise and Rocky Mountain landscapes; I found Utah to be an adventure of the senses.

Northeastern Utah in Winter!

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Overview

Typical Aspens of the West in Utah Photo, Utah, United States
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Having the opportunity to go to Utah was a quick, spur of the moment, plan. My friend asked me to go with her to visit her brother, who lived in Park City and had just bought a new house high on a hill overlooking the city. I had no idea what to expect, but as soon as I got off the plane in Salt Lake City I fell in love with Utah, and as we continued to drive to Park City, I was just amazed at its dramatic beauty. Park City was the 2002 Winter Olympics area for the skiing events, and it is a skiiers paradise with some of the best packed powder conditions you can find in the West. It was also a mining town before it was discovered to be a winter retreat for the serious skier and skateboarding...Read More

Antelope Island State Park

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Attraction | "Antelope Island"

Antelope Island State Park Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Antelope Island State Park is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, which is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River, formed by the Ice Age. It is home to free-roaming herds of bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and antelope. The bison are the most famous residents of the island. What a thrill it was to see a herd, way off in the distance, grazing in the lightly falling snow. The landscape of the island makes for an amazing backdrop to see this incredible wildlife. I saw them while it was snowing and you could see the snow sticking to their backs—it gave them a mystical look. All I could think of was the "Great White Ghost" bison of folklore and tall yarns of long ago.It i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2006

Antelope Island State Park
Great Salt Lake, west of Layton
Salt Lake City, Utah 84075
801 773 2941

Heber City

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Hotel | "Heber City, Utah. Just Starting be be Discovered."

Heber City Photo, Heber City, Utah
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Heber was an unexpected delight as we drove through it to get to the Provo Canyon from Park City. A smaller city that still has the feeling of original western charm. The scenery was strikingly beautiful, with the mountains rising sharply from the flatter valley. Horses and cows were scattered along the pastures that bordered the road, and it all had a feeling of naturalness and everyday lifestyle, away from the commercial atmosphere of the ski resort in Park City. I liked it a lot. It felt like being home, and I could actually picture myself living here. It is only 20 minutes from Park City, and the rates for hotels are much less even with access to the same quality of skiing. If you want to get away...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 23, 2006

Heber City
Along Route 40
Heber City, UT 84032

Sundance Resort

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Attraction | "Sundance Valley...Robert Redford Land!"

Sundance Resort Photo, Sundance, Utah
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It is easy to mix-up the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with the Sundance Valley Ski Resort, owned by Robert Redford. Granted, both are in connection with this handsome actor, but Sundance itself is a beautiful narrow valley that is situated off Route 189 between Heber and Provo. It is actually very close, and possibly even part of the gorgeous Provo Canyon. To meander up through this valley of very steep mountainsides and pointed fir trees is an enjoyable adventure... eventually, you will finally come upon the ski resort itself. Everything seems to be tucked away very tightly in this area, including numerous grand ski lodges. I tried to imagine the intrigue this area had on Robert ...Read More

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Sundance Resort
North Fork Provo Canyon (highway 92 At Highway 189)
Sundance, Utah 84604
(801) 225-4100

Provo Canyon

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Attraction | "Provo Canyon... How I Pictured the Old West."

Provo Canyon Photo, Utah, United States
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Provo Canyon, along the Provo River of northeastern Utah, is a beautiful and scenic drive in any season. I happened to be visiting Utah in January, where I found a subtle mixture of muted colors in the wintry months. It was a snowy day and the sky was a steel blue gray. I was continually amazed at the diversity of the Utah landscape, and even though the mountain views were numerous, each one showed a different shape, color, and depth of beauty in itself. The contrast of textures made wonderful photographs, and I was in heaven as I stopped to click away at each spot that caught my eye. I tried to imagine how this Canyon looked in the summer months, which I am sure is totally different than I was seeing...Read More

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Provo Canyon

Provo, Utah