Salt Lake City to Eden Utah

Written by Becky
One of the best things about living in Utah is the ease of taking a day or weekend trip to some great locations across the state. Within hours you can be hiking in the stunning red rocks of Escalante, gazing at the clear waters reflecting the majestic mountains in Eden Utah, or playing in the coral pink sand dunes in a more undiscovered area of Utah. There are countless adventures to be had and I feel I’ve only touched the surface in my time here.

Our most recent weekend trip was to Eden and Huntsville, Utah. In the winter you can take a trip back in time to one of the more ‘old-school’ type ski resorts of the erea: Powder Mountain and Wolf Creek Mountain; or if you’re really adventurous, you could go cat skiing like we did this past winter.

In the summer, Eden becomes a simple paradise. No frills and nothing too fancy but simple beautiful nature and small town pride. There are a handful of friendly restaurants, including the oldest bar in Utah, The Shooting Star Saloon, and one of our favorite spots for legit Mexican food, Carlos and Harley’s Grill.

The mountains of Eden rise brilliantly over a clear body of water.  It’s a perfect view for a hike, bike, long stroll, or car ride. Within miles you can visit an old Trappist Monastery and taste some of their fresh made honey. Its a peaceful and serene part of Utah that to few people visit. Eden is about an hour from Salt Lake City, yet you feel like you’ve traveled to a remote area of Colorado.

My dining recommendations for Eden and Huntsville, Utah
Carlos and Harley’s– Mexican Food
Texas Pride Barbecue
Shooting Star Saloon– bar food with an attitude!

You don’t have to plan out a whole weekend to enjoy Eden or Huntsville. Within an hour you could be eating at one of these small town restaurants or on a hike.

If you are looking for more ideas for summer road trips in Utah, check out this post on Undiscovered Southern Utah, a road trip to Escalante, Pink Sand Dunes, Orderville, and Boulder Utah. I’ll also be posting about Midway later this week, which is only a 45 minute drive from Salt Lake!

You can tell I love living in Salt Lake, right? It’s a pretty darn cool place to live!

Comments (3)

  1. We love Powder Mountain and getting a beer at the Shooting Star afterwards. I have to say, though, not a big fan of the food……….

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