The weather is warming up and that means there are so many great things to do and especially see in and around Salt Lake City. If you have been feeling the itch to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather we have compiled a short but sweet list of our favorite places to see. These are easy to get to and provide an amazing reward for your eyes. Your vision is a powerful thing so go enjoy it and check out some beautiful sights around you.
1. Ensign Peak
Ensign Peak is a prominent small mountain peak at the north end of the Salt Lake Valley, above the State Capitol building. From the top, you have marvelous views out over the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake. Two days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young and seven other pioneer leaders climbed the mountain to survey the valley. From its summit they laid out in their minds the city they intended to build. A small monument now sits on the summit.
2. The Salt Lake City Downtown Library
The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley.
3. Bonneville Shoreline Trail
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail was formed in 1990 as an effort to preserve a popular mountain biking, jogging, and walking trail along a pathway between Emigration Canyon and Dry Canyon on the east side of Salt Lake City. Today it stretches for more than 100 miles with a possibility of doubling in length over the next few years. The trail creates a boundary between urban subdivisions and national forest wilderness, which allows those living in the city to have easy access to their natural surroundings.
4. This is the Place Heritage Park
The historic monument on the east side of Salt Lake City near the mouth of Emigration Canyon stays open until dusk and provides a panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley.
5. Bells Canyon Reservoir
Bells Canyon offers a perfect springtime outing and hike. The oak leaves and wild grasses are bright green, the streams are gushing high and the view of the green valley below is beautiful.
These are only a few spots to take in the beautiful backyard we have here in Utah we hope you enjoy these and many others. Remember to give us a call and setup an appointment before you head out if you want to see these views in all their glory!