A Perfect Summer Getaway: 3-Day Weekend Trip to Sundance

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Summer is the season of adventure and relaxation, and there’s no better place to experience both than at the picturesque retreat of Sundance. Nestled in the heart of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, Sundance offers a perfect blend of outdoor exploration, mouthwatering dining, and rejuvenating experiences. In this 3-day itinerary, we’ll guide you through a memorable weekend getaway filled with hiking, river tubing, delectable dining, and even some adult time at the iconic Owl Bar.

Day 1:

Morning-

Immersive Nature Hike: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Foundry Grill. Indulge in farm-fresh ingredients and delicious dishes while soaking in the serene mountain views. Don’t forget to grab a freshly brewed coffee to fuel your day. After breakfast, lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure to Stewart Falls. This moderate trail weaves through lush forests, revealing stunning vistas and leading you to the breathtaking Stewart Falls. The 3-mile round-trip hike is a perfect introduction to Sundance’s natural beauty.

Afternoon-

Provo River Tubing: After your invigorating hike, head over to the Provo River for a relaxing tubing experience. Drift along the gentle currents, taking in the lush surroundings and occasional wildlife sightings. Local outfitters provide all the necessary equipment, ensuring a safe and enjoyable float.

Evening –

Rustic Dinner at Tree Room: Freshen up at your accommodation, and then venture to the Tree Room for an unforgettable dining experience. This rustic yet elegant restaurant offers a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in dishes that reflect the essence of the region’s culinary heritage. After dinner it’s time for cocktails so head to Owl Bar. Conclude your day at the iconic Owl Bar, a historic venue brimming with character. Savor a crafted cocktail in this cozy and dimly lit bar, once frequented by Butch Cassidy himself. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the ambiance.

Day 2:

Morning –

Artistic Exploration and Mountain Biking Adventure: Start your day with a visit to the Sundance Art Studios. Engage your creative side by taking a pottery class, painting, or jewelry-making workshop. Immerse yourself in the artistic spirit of Sundance.

After your artistic endeavors, it’s time for an exciting mountain biking adventure. Rent a mountain bike and hit the trails that wind through Sundance’s beautiful landscape. There are trails suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned riders. Feel the rush of the wind as you navigate the trails, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. You can rent bikes here. 

Afternoon-

Thrilling Zip Line Adventure: For an extra dose of adrenaline, set out on a thrilling zip lining adventure. Sundance offers a spectacular zip line experience that lets you soar through the treetops and catch breathtaking glimpses of the surrounding landscapes. Strap into your harness and glide through the air, feeling the rush as you zoom over canyons and lush forests. The zip line courses at Sundance are designed to provide an exhilarating yet safe adventure for all levels of experience.

Evening –

Sundance Mountain Dining: Elevate your dining experience at the Foundry Grill’s mountain deck. The picturesque setting complements the delectable menu, making for an exceptional evening. Indulge in a sumptuous dinner while the sun sets over the mountains.

Day 3:

Morning –

Morning Yoga and Nature Walk: Begin your final day with a refreshing yoga session amid the natural beauty of Sundance. Many accommodations offer morning yoga classes, allowing you to center yourself and prepare for the day ahead.

Embark on a peaceful nature walk along the Ray’s Lift Trail. This gentle trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and provides an opportunity for introspection and connection with nature.

Three days is the percent amount of time to explore and enjoy Sundance. Sundance offers an idyllic summer getaway, where adventure and relaxation harmonize in the embrace of nature’s beauty. From invigorating hikes to serene river tubing, artistic exploration to exquisite dining, and enjoy time at the Owl Bar, every moment is designed to create lasting memories. As you bid farewell to this enchanting retreat, you’ll carry with you the tranquility and vitality that only a Sundance summer can provide.

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