This past weekend some friends and I road tripped to Southern Utah for some spring break shenanigans. Here's how it all went down in just three days:
Day 1 - Brian Head
First on the Spring Break checklist is Brian Head Resort. Connected by a new ski bridge, there is a beginners area and intermediate area to explore. Great views of Southern Utah's red rocks can be spotted from throughout the resort which made a beautiful contrast between the white snow and blue sky. We couldn't help but to show a little skin and get a little sun while it was shining!
Whether you call it quits at 4:00 pm or take advantage of night skiing or tubing on Friday and Saturday nights, it's always a good option to hop up to the Last Chair Saloon inside of Giant Steps Lodge. Every Saturday they have a BBQ and Band to go along with the Beers! Brian Head welcomes people in like family and parties with Shot Ski's like the bar is full of friends!
Day 2 - Snowmobiling & Hiking
Next on the "To Do" List is Snowmobiling at Thunder Mountain Motorsports! Along with the awesome adrenaline rush, I was quite surprised on the upper body strength required to steer a snowmobile around for an hour. This is perfect for strong, speed seekers! If that isn't you, then you can catch the action and views from the back of a two-seater. There are meadows, aspen fields, and open outlooks that are so fun to ride through and rip around!
One of the tours takes you out into Cedar Breaks National Monument, which is closed to all other vehicular traffic during the winter months. While going so fast, you get to see so much, and views are absolutely breathtaking! We gave the snowmobiles a little rest while we took a picture with Cedar Breaks National Monument in the background.
After a short drive of an hour and 15 minutes from Brian Head, you can arrive at the next destination, Bryce Canyon National Park. This is an incredible park filled with day hikes and paved bike trails that can keep you active off the slopes. We completed a unique hike through the Hoodoos, to a cave and then on to a waterfall. Bryce Canyon is spectacular and perfect for all ages and abilities. Definitely take the route to Bryce Canyon and be amazed at what you will see!
Day 3 - Eagle Point - PLEASE NOTE THAT EAGLE POINT IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
For another skiing/snowboarding day, head North on Interstate 15 and exit at beaver and head towards Fishlake National Forrest where you will find another southern resort, Eagle Point. On your drive there, make sure to stop in Beaver City to refuel your car, and fill your Hydrapak with water! Taking a collapsable water bottle on road trips and day adventures is a cheap and efficient way to stay hydrated, or to take your favorite beverage on the go!
Eagle Point is open every Friday through Monday with access to steep slopes and backcountry terrain. With live music and dancing every Saturday night at Outpost Bar inside Canyonside Lodge, it is a great hangout spot for after a day of playing in the snow! Looking to leave Vegas and come play in the snow? Eagle Point has a Powder Shuttle that includes round trip and one day pass for only $65! You don't need to gamble with that!
Last but not least on my list is Meadows Hot Spring. After a wild and non-stop weekend of fun, you have to let yourself relax and recover a bit, and we found an awesome way to do just that! From interstate 15, take exit 158 and drive on a dirt road about 10 minutes until you pull up to a clear pool of the most perfect temperature of water I have ever soaked in! With a great view to soak in too, Meadows Hot spring hit just the right spot on my relaxation button to top off an incredible Spring Break getaway!
XOXO, Bring on the SNOW!