By: Dale and Michelle Bartlett
Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Hikes from Salt Lake City is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of Salt Lake City.
Do something fun or flavorful: In Park City, find the cool and chic kind of fun that will make you feel like a star yourself - and savor some of the world's most incredible food.
Do something really fast: In the west, visit the Bonneville Salt Flats, whose more than 30,000 acres have long drawn faraway visitors, filmmakers, and high-speed enthusiasts.
Do something outdoorsy: In the south, explore national parks like Bryce or Zion, where you can take in views that took nearly two million years to form.
Do something wild - or civilized: Visit the Cache Valley and explore the Wild West as it was in the 1800s, or experience a night at the theater or opera that will rival New York.