For those of us that live in Utah, we all know the secret – there is everything an outdoorsman or woman could possibly want in Utah, and quite a bit of is is very close to places with a great quality of life and great jobs. There is hiking, mountain biking, skiing and beautiful national parks like arches and canyonlands! There are so many great places here in Utah, and there are many great places for outdoorsman as well. Even though we are mostly trying to sell houses here, we still want people to come visit (then move) to Utah, so we want to make sure to highlight everything that we have to offer. Here are a few of the things:
Utah is absolutely great for hunting. There is some incredible animal diversity here, and you can hunt deer, bears, cougars, elk, and more. The terrain is great for hunting and not too challenging for most hunters to get around in. Even though there are quite a bit of mountains around, most hunters don’t notice and are able to track down some great spots that they can find great game animals in. There are plenty of great areas in the state to hunt, and each offers varying terrain and difficulty, as well as varying creatures to go after. We love hunting here and love to meet people that do as well. We would do it as much as possible if we could, but unfortunately you cant get paid to hunt deer! (or we havent figured out how)
One of the reasons that my wife and I moved to Utah was because we were so close to some beautiful places. We absolutely love spending time in Capitol Reef National Park, as well as other park sites in the state, like Arches, Canyonlands, Zion and Bryce Canyon. These are some of the most fun places that we have ever been to, and they are all within driving distance of our home in Salt Lake. Even if the drive is long, it is still totally worth it to go and see and do everything in those parks. We have been many times, and we love it.
Where would we be if we didn’t mention fishing? There are many great mountain streams and lakes that feed the mighty Colorado river basin in Utah, as well as the Flaming Gorge Reservoir that we share with Wyoming. An Angler can surely find his fill of great and close fishing if they choose to move to Utah.
One of our favorite things to do is hiking, and we try and get outdoors and get to the trails as much as we can all the time. Even though we dont do the 7 or 9 day backpacking trips that we did before we had kids, we still get to get out to the trails quite a bit (though honestly, it’s never enough).
We cant say enough about skiing, and living in Salt Lake, we are so close to the park city resorts that it is great – we can call in “ski” to work whenever we want and get some runs in before the huge weekend crowds come to the park city area. It’s only about an hour drive from where we live, so we feel really fortunate to have something so great so close to where we live.
Any outdoorsman can find a great home in Utah if they are interested in moving here, and we are here to help if they are. If you’re looking for a specific type of house with certain amenities in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area make sure to get in touch with us via the contact page or check our blog for more great information about real estate in Utah.