Whether you’ve lived in Utah your whole life or just a couple of weeks—by now you’ve figured out that we spend as much time as possible outside. Cold we can deal with, but when the temperatures start creeping into the triple digits we become creatures of the shade. Thankfully it’s easy to escape the valley’s heat. Take a drive up the mountains, a dip into a local pool or gather a bunch of friends to scout out the best air conditioned museum. Here’s our picks for beating the heat this summer.
Jessica Patterson, Sales Associate
I take a hike up Adams Canyon where the trail stays in the shade, follows a river and ends with a big payoff—a huge and very cool waterfall. The hike is approximately 5 miles and begins in Layton, with parking area and a clearly marked trailhead. It’s dog friendly, too.
Ashley Szanter, Associate Editor
When it gets deliriously hot outside, I always like to enjoy some air conditioning with my entertainment. Mystery Escape Room at the Gateway lets you go on an adventure with a group of friends (or strangers!) while you try to solve clues in order to escape before your one hour time limit expires. Right now, there are several themed rooms to choose from, including Treasure Island, The Wild Bunch and Alice in Wonderland. The Gateway Mall, 130 S Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City. 385-322-CLUE (2583)
Jessica Ohlen, Marketing Director
Andrea Peterson, Digital Media Manager
Ashley Baker, Contributing Writer
My favorite way to cool off during the summer is to fly fish the Provo River with my husband. But, as a mom of two, I usually try to do something a little more kid friendly, like have a picnic at Pelican Bay on Utah Lake. It’s nice because a slight breeze comes off of the lake — and we love to look for wild critters while we walk along the pier.