When you think about the mountains in Salt Lake, skiing is probably the first thing to come to mind. But there's an appealing array of things to do in the summer when the snow has melted and the ski lifts are dormant. There's an undeniable beauty to the mountains in the summertime, when the rich sunsets paint the sky, and you can explore the terrain without being loaded down with gear. While hitting fresh powder in the winter is almost a spiritual experience, you’ll find activities like hiking alongside the streams and wildflowers in the middle of summer are just as invigorating.

You don't have to go far to get away. From downtown to the mountains, it's all less than 30 minutes away. Salt Lake is truly unique when it comes to proximity. Go from sampling microbrews to hiking in the mountains in less than an hour. Plus, trail heads can be found right in town, or you can explore one of the amazing canyons close by. Thanks to the distinct geography of Salt Lake, it’s easy to immerse yourself in outdoor and urban adventures without skipping a beat. Now that’s the best of both worlds!

Summer at the ski resorts is just as exciting without the chill of winter. Get your heart pumping while you run the trails or mountain bike. Summon your competitive spirit and join a disc golf tournament, and then celebrate your victory while dancing along to live music. The mountains are also host to special dining events, including brunch and themed dinners. Delight your taste buds while you enjoy the exquisite views of the surrounding landscape. Take advantage of the warm weather by camping or picnicking. With landscapes that host vivid flowers, gorgeous greenery and stunning views of canyons, it will be a challenge to pick where to settle down for the day or night!

Not to be forgotten, there are also activities you can do year-round, like fishing, enjoying scenic drives and birdwatching. Salt Lake makes it easy to enjoy the warm summer breeze and soak up the sun in the mountains while eating, hiking or exploring. Fantastic outdoor spots are just close enough to the city to be convenient, yet they feel like a true departure from the rest of the world. Whether you're looking to get your heart racing by blazing a trail, or finding some inner peace among the wildflowers, summers in Salt Lake make for an epic escape.

Get the best of what Salt Lake has to offer from the city to the mountains. Check out the Salt Lake Connect Attractions Pass (2-day pass) or the Salt Lake Brewery Pass (3-day pass).