A great way to experience Utah is by exploring its greatest feature: the outdoors! The state is well-known for beautiful scenery and a wide variety of outdoor activities. This week we present five outdoor locations for you to spend time while attending the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention, Sept. 21–23. These hand-picked destinations will promote a different form of inspiration during your stay.
Close to convention headquarters:
Ensign Peak, with one of Salt Lake Valley’s well-known trails, sits above Utah’s state Capitol, offering stunning views of downtown Salt Lake City and the valley it resides in. This short hike (one mile round trip) should take about an hour, and is a great way to clear your mind following a busy day. The trailhead is located at the north end of Ensign Downs Park (125 E. Dorchester Dr. (880 N.), SLC).
If you’re looking for a relaxing destination to feed your creative mind, Red Butte Garden (300 Wakara Way, SLC) is the place to do just that. With over 100 acres of natural gardens, walking paths and hiking trails, a visit to Red Butte Garden makes for a great way to refresh those inventive senses.
Utah is known for its canyons. A visit to Little Cottonwood Canyon will give you extraordinary views of one of Northern Utah’s most popular sceneries. If hiking isn’t your thing, a nice drive through the canyon will still allow you to take in its epic scenery. Being the home of world-famous Snowbird and Alta ski resorts, Little Cottonwood Canyon is sure to mesmerize while you attend the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention.
Up for a short road trip?
A range of golf courses dot Utah’s mountain landscapes. Located on the east bench of Bountiful, Bountiful Ridge Golf Club (2430 S. Bountiful Blvd., Bountiful) presents stunning views of Utah’s Wasatch Front mountain range and the Great Salt Lake to accompany your round of golf. Golfing can be pricey; but no need to worry, the course was rated a “Best Value” by Golf Digest magazine.
Park City Mountain Resort (1345 Lowell Ave., Park City) offers a range of outdoor activities to keep you on the move while spending an evening away from the convention’s headquarters at The Grand America Hotel. Located about 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, the resort has endless activities for you to try out—an alpine slide, zip line and outdoor restaurants, just to name a few.
This list of outdoor destinations will provide a different feel for activities to occupy your free time—and create lasting memories as you participate in the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention.
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