Park City, Salt Lake City, Heber & Provo Utah

If you are coming to Utah for fly fishing or for any other reason, these are some of the cities and towns that are near our great trout streams. Utah has some great places to explore, come see for yourself.

Park-City-Summer-63Visitors to Utah come here for a multitude of reasons, not just the spectacular Utah Fly Fishing! Skiing, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, camping and much much more. One of the more popular destinations in our beautiful state is Park City, Utah. Park City offers a unique combination of easy access and remote appeal. At times you feel like you’re hundreds of miles from the civilized world…yet you’re just 36 easy miles from Salt Lake City International Airport – an airport, we might mention, that plays host to 17 airlines and 962 daily scheduled flights. Park City has a turn-of-the-century character, as established by silver miners of old, with a modern flair. The areas dining, entertainment and accommodations are alive and well. A simple stroll past the shops, galleries and restaurants on Park City’s historic Main Street is all it takes to bring back the romance of the Old West. We can show you how to have a great vacation and incorporate Park City Fly Fishing options.

Surrounded by mountains that rise to more than 10,000 feet (3,500 meters), the capital city of Utah, Salt Lake City, reflects a remarkable combination of history, culture and recreation. Salt Lake was settled in 1847 by pioneers seeking an escape from persecution, the city is the worldwide center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons. Salt Lake City’s Temple Square can be appreciated by all for its beauty and historical significance, as well as for the religious significance it holds for Mormons. Temple Square is home to the historical Salt Lake City Temple and Tabernacle (home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir). Located nearby are the Family History Library, Museum of History and Art and Beehive House. Each is a living symbol of the industriousness and commitment of the original pioneer settlers.

Mountain vistas with snow-capped peaks and seven year-round resorts within an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City’s international airport provide non-stop recreation. In the winter, locals and visitors alike flock to the destination resorts to ski and snowboard. Nearby resorts include Alta, Brighton, The Canyons, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbird, and Solitude. A visit to these or any other Utah resort will lead you to discover that the saying is true – Utah really does boast of the Greatest Snow on Earth. If you are here for the skiing, that doesn’t mean you can’t fly fish. Utah’s fishing season doesn’t close and is open year round. In fact some incredible Utah fly fishing can be had in the winter months. It can be a great combination to ski powder in the morning and fish dry flies in the afternoon! In the summer, the same resorts welcome visitors seeking outdoor adventure or pampering. The resorts offer splendid lodging, outdoor dining, fields lush with wild flowers and more hiking and mountain biking than you could possibly cover over just one visit.

The 2002 International Winter Olympic Games were held in the canyons and resorts close to Salt Lake City. The games were proclaimed by many to be among the greatest ever. Ski and snowboard trails, ice-skating venues, a unique Winter Sports Park and even a State Park were all part of the action. Although the Olympics are over, you can still enjoy a run on some of the same trails used in competition by the Olympic athletes! At the Utah Winter Sports Park you can even ride the bobsled and luge track, and imagine yourself as a world-class competitor.
Salt Lake City is about more than winter and summer outdoor activities! You’ll find a large and growing lodging base (including several new luxury hotels), endless shopping (you’ll love our malls!), wonderful dining, symphony, opera, ballet, museums, professional sports teams and the University of Utah – and Salt Lake is also the gateway to 10 national parks within a day’s drive.

Many visitors first come to Salt Lake on business. Salt Lake City has quickly become one of the nation’s premier cities for technological development. Salt Lake City’s robust central business district includes the Salt Palace Convention Center, Gallivan Plaza, Clark Planetarium and the Romanesque-styled Salt Lake City and County Building.

Getting around town is easy, with the help of a well-run mass-transit system. Buses and the TRAX light-rail system run regularly, to all major destinations within the Salt Lake valley.

Salt Lake combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the friendliness of a small, Western city. Hosting the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 enhanced the community’s profile as a world-class travel destination, while showcasing Salt Lake as an unspoiled, family-friendly destination. Whether you visit for a convention, skiing, shopping, sightseeing, or outdoor recreation, you will find that Salt Lake is the right place in any season. Indeed, all the comforts of home await you in Salt Lake City. While you are here, let us show you some of the great fly fishing that is a short drive from the city. You will find out why we think Utah has not only the “greatest snow on earth” but also some of the greatest fly fishing on earth!

Heber, Utah Area

Heber ValleyHeber City Utah is located in a beautiful mountain valley just a short 15 minute drive from Park City and about 40 minutes from Salt Lake City and Provo. The Heber Valley is on the opposite side of Salt Lake City on the back side of the Wasatch Mountains. Heber offers outstanding year-round outdoor recreation including golf, fly fishing, boating and water sports, plus skiing and other winter sports. In summer, temperatures are cooler than Salt Lake since it is higher elevation. In winter, abundant snowfall makes this a paradise for winter recreation.

Heber is a great place to headquarter if you are coming to Utah for some fantastic Provo River Fly Fishing. The middle section of the Provo River flows right through the Heber Valley and there are lodging options that will allow you to walk right out your door and start fishing. The lower Provo is only a short drive away and many other rivers and lakes are within a short distance. Heber offers several outstanding resorts and romantic bed and breakfast inns perfect for a fly fishing and recreational vacation.

Provo, Utah Area

Provo # 1Provo is the first major metropolitan area south of Salt Lake City. Major attractions in the Provo area include Brigham Young University and Sundance. For visitors looking for lodging in close proximity to Salt Lake City, the Provo River or other area attractions, Provo can be a very convenient option. The lodging options in the Provo area are plentiful. There are choices for all budgets and travel styles. Venture outside of Provo for even more choices. Whatever your reason for visiting we are anxious to assist you in finding the best lodging property. Use the map on the right to get a closer look at the cities and their relationship to the Provo Area.