5 Outdoor Activities For You To Try This Summer in the Salt Lake Valley

July 14th, 2021 by

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Hiking Trails and Other Outdoor Attractions to Enjoy

Summer in Utah means getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. So why not take your brand-new Volkswagen out for a spin with one of the many activities that the great Salt Lake Valleyarea of Utah offers? There’s nothing better than hitting the road to visit any of these five landmark locations for a bit of hiking, climbing, or leisurely walking.

Jordan River Parkway Trail

Located a stone’s throw away from Volkswagen SouthTowne in South Jordan is the Jordan River Parkway Trail, which features 7.9 miles of path with lots of wildlife and waterfront views to enjoy. The nearly eight-mile trail is paved, so it’s perfect for those that want to take their bikes out for a joy ride. The Jordan River Parkway Trail is rated as easy in difficulty, so folks of all ages are encouraged to come out and experience its stunning views.

Big Cottonwood Canyon

For those wanting to get the most out of their Volkswagen Tiguan or Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, nothing beats packing the family into the car for a little micro-road trip on the 190 to enjoy Utah’s many great natural wildlife features. A drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon will remind you why Utah is one of the most beautiful states to live in. Use some of the ample cargo space you have in your VW Tiguan or VW Atlas to pack up some picnic necessities and have a sun-drenched lunch in one of three picnic areas located along the way. For you adventurers, there’s plenty of opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and skiing. Packing up that additional gear is where your SUVW really comes in handy.

Storm Mountain Picnic Area Rock Climbing

Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, there’s plenty of adventure to be had at the elevation of over 5,700 ft. It is said that Storm Mountain has some of the highest concentration of quality climbs in the Big Cottonwood area, featuring several different variations that range from traditional to top rope to ice climbing. There’s a challenge out there for everyone at Storm Mountain. Make sure to pack your SUVW accordingly with the right gear.

Red Rock Rock Climbing

This crag offers a wide assortment of moderate routes for climbers who want the rock-climbing experience without too much difficulty or danger. The routes are said to be great for beginners who are just learning the ropes (pun intended), even though the names of the routes may suggest otherwise. Don’t let titles like Facial Fracture and Bloody Impaction throw a hitch in your plans. The bark of these climbs is worse than their actual bite. You can find this crag conveniently located slightly to the west of the South Mountain Golf Course in Draper.

Mountain View Corridor Trail

Located directly west of South Jordan is the lengthy Mountain View Corridor Trail, which stretches north/south for a distance of nearly thirty miles. The trail starts south of Herriman and expands all the way up to West Valley City. The Mountain View Corridor Trail is considered moderate level difficulty for its occasional steep inclines, which means it’s perfect for hikers that want a little bit of a challenge that’s not too over-the-top. The Mountain View Corridor Trail consists of mostly asphalt and concrete that’s lined with natural wild flowers, so it’s suitable for cyclists and those with strollers who want to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also pet-friendly.

Find Your New or Used Volkswagen Today at VW SouthTowne

If you’re looking for new or used cars for sale, the dealership at Volkswagen SouthTowne has plenty of sedans and SUVs to choose from. The VW Atlas and VW Tiguan are two crowd-favorites for their storage and feature packages, but the VW Jetta and VW GTI Golf are great choices if you want to go small and speedy. No matter what your weekend plans are here in Utah, there’s a Volkswagen for you. Let the team at VW SouthTowne help you find the perfect one.

The best way to experience any of our vehicles for yourself is with a test drive. Visit us online to start chatting, or check out our new lease specials on our many VW vehicles. You can either search the phrase “VW dealership near me” and VW locations in your local area will pop up on your map. Or, you can come to the VW SouthTowne dealership conveniently located at 11000 South 290 West in South Jordan. Use the contact form to schedule your appointment to test drive a Volkswagen today!