What better way to experience Utah than by enjoying the state’s variety of extreme sports? This week we present you with five options to fuel your adrenaline side while attending the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention, Sept. 21-23.
Doesn’t soaring a thousand feet above the Salt Lake Valley sound exciting? Utah Paragliding (448 Steep Mountain Dr., Draper) invites you to step out of your comfort zone and into the sky. Located at the base of Point of the Mountain, the Flight Park State Recreation Area’s world-famous updrafts are highly utilized by Utah Paragliding. The company offers guided tours for beginners that will create lifelong memories. This one-of-a-kind location brings paraglide enthusiasts from all over the western United States and even the world. Call 801-368-5139 to book your flight today!
Exploring the outdoors is essential when visiting Utah. Mountain biking Corner Canyon (Coyote Hollow Trailhead: Coyote Hollow Ct., Draper) is a great way to challenge your endurance while enjoying Utah’s scenic beauty. We know you may not be able to bring your own bike, but don’t worry, Wild Rose Mountain Sports in Salt Lake City has a variety of mountain bikes to rent.
If you’re looking for an exciting option for you and fellow convention-goers to enjoy, The Wairhouse Trampoline Park (3653 S. 500 W., SLC) could be your best bet. With two full-size dodge ball courts, four slam dunk basketball lanes and a foam pit, The Wairhouse is a great way to spend an evening away from convention headquarters.
Sometimes the best ideas stem from spending a little time challenging yourself. A great way to accept that task is by spending time rock climbing at Momentum Indoor Climbing (220 W. 10600 S., Sandy). Momentum offers a variety of surfaces to climb from beginner to expert levels.
Is there anything more extreme than jumping out of an airplane with a parachute on your back? We didn’t think so. Skydive Utah (4647 N. Airport Rd., Erda) is one of Utah’s best skydiving options. We suggest their tandem jump, which is great for first-time skydivers. You should know the more friends you bring, the less your trip will cost. Be sure to plan ahead. It’s not possible to enjoy this activity spur-of-the-moment.
This extreme list gives an idea of what you can experience if you’re willing to try something new during your stay at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention.
Next week we will examine Utah’s Top 5 Festivals and Events.