Fall is right around the corner and Utah has a lot of fun, inexpensive, or even free, activities, which is great news for those on a budget!
Utah’s beautiful mountains offer many hikes that are close to the valley or just a short drive away. It’s easy to find hikes ranging in difficulty from easy to very strenuous. Hikes offer beautiful scenery, including waterfalls and lakes. On top of that all, most hikes in Utah are free.
Camping is also quite popular in Utah, with a variety of areas to choose from. Utah has over 7,000 campsites in the state. Between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons, there are five campgrounds. The Cottonwood Canyons are less than a 20-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City, which makes for a quick and easy getaway.
For those who are willing to drive a little further than the Cottonwoods, Moab, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion are all in Utah and offer an even more diverse landscape than the places closer to Salt Lake City.
Utah’s outdoors offer more than just hiking and camping. Utah has over 100 lakes that are great for fishing, swimming, or strolling alongside. River rafting is also popular in Utah.
Not all the Fall activities in Utah involve the outdoors. There are lots of other activities in the city that are fun and inexpensive. One can check any of the various local events calendars for a listing of activities like concerts, art galleries, and dining options.