Utah is home to the greatest snow on earth, which means there are a lot of great winter adventures in this state. We love finding ways to enjoy winter and snow without spending a lot of money, or getting too cold, or needing too much gear. All of these ideas are the fun winter adventures we have tried in order to have a great winter.

Little Cottonwood Trail in Winter

As part of our 52 Hike Challenge for 2017, we decided to try a brand new hike. The Little Cottonwood Trail runs up (or down) most of Little Cottonwood Canyon. We picked a short segment and walked it in the middle of January. The snow and the trees were a beautiful…

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Bridal Veil Falls in Winter

We wanted to get an early start on our 52 Hike Challenge, but we'd never done a winter hike before. We weren't at all sure how the boys would do in the snow and cold, so we decided to keep it simple and make our first hike a short, familiar one.¬†Bridal…

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Playing With Snow….Inside!

My preschooler came home after school and was so excited. His teacher had filled a bucket full of snow, and brought it inside for them to play with because it was so cold outside. He insisted that we try it at home. It was more fun than I expected, and we…

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Midway Ice Castles

We are so excited that we were able to visit the Ice Castles here in Utah again. The Midway Ice Castles have moved locations and are at the Homestead Resort in Midway, and tickets are on sale now. We have a discount code, so make sure to check below for the…

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Hardware Ranch | Elk Viewing

I first heard about the sleigh rides at Hardware Ranch and the elk herd that winters there 20 years ago. This was long before Utah's Adventure Family even became a family. It just always seemed so daunting to drive up to Logan in the dead of winter to make this adventure…

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