Heber Area Guide

Heber Valley is located in Wasatch County, between the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains. Its backcountry location makes it an ideal destination year round. Once known primarily as a dairy and mining community, the Heber Valley atmosphere is rural. Nevertheless, it offers easy access to the urban cultural centers of Utah. Heber is found only 20 miles south of Park City, or 50 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

The communities of Heber City and Midway are located in Heber Valley. Heber City has grown rapidly during the past few years because it is attractive to folks who want a country lifestyle with plenty of opportunity for recreational activities, all within easy driving distance from Salt Lake City.

Midway is a small, quaint community. Several resorts have chosen to locate there because of its scenic location, accessibility and the abundance of recreational opportunities.

The simple beauty of the snow peaked mountains and rich agricultural land has earned Heber Valley the title "Little Switzerland." From the pristine mountains, to shopping, to the quiet streams, visitors can easily find relaxation and adventure.

The Heber Valley is home to Soldier Hollow-a 16-mile world-class trail system for cross country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts. In 2002, Soldier Hollow will host the Nordic skiing component of the Olympics. After the snow melts, the scenic region transforms into a popular area for backpackers.

Other popular Heber-based activities include snowmobiling, trolling and fly-fishing, a ride on the historic Heber Valley Railroad, golfing, and mountain biking. Annual events include horse shows, cutter races, rodeos, antique auto shows, and experimental aircraft fly-in. The city of Midway celebrates annual "Swiss Days" with races, parades, food, and a flower show.

Nearby are Deer Creek State Park, the Strawberry Reservoir, and Daniel's Canyon. More information on Heber and its surrounding attractions can be found at the Heber Valley Office of Tourism, at 475 North Main Street, or by calling (435) 654-3666.

Heber Valley Map


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